Marcy Hnath Maguire
Maguire Automotive Group
Why did you want to work in the auto industry? I saw Saturn as an opportunity to take a fresh approach to the auto industry. I invested in it and got involved because I enjoyed the process.
First automotive job: I opened Saturn of Bordentown [N.J.]. Bob Stempel, former CEO of General Motors, attended the grand opening. And his wife, Pat, bought my first Saturn, a red coupe.
Proudest professional achievement: I have had the historic opportunity to serve in two positions as a National Automobile Dealers Association director -- as a woman director at large from 2004 to 2007, and then again in 2008 I was unanimously elected by the New Jersey dealers to serve as the director for New Jersey. No one else has held two NADA directorships.
Current challenge at work: The biggest challenge is the lending environment both for consumers and for dealers. Credit hasn't loosened up enough.
What you do to relax: I spend time with friends -- I would say friends and laughter.
-- Donna Harris