Forty-seven dealers have been nominated for the 2022 Time Dealer of the Year award. They were selected by executives of state and metro dealer associations for success in auto retail as well as a commitment to their communities.
"In cities and towns across the country, auto dealers make a big economic impact — going the extra mile to strengthen their communities," Doug Timmerman, president of dealer financial services at award sponsor Ally Financial Inc., said in a statement. "It's an incredible achievement to be nominated for Time Dealer of the Year. The program not only recognizes leadership in business and customer service, but also a commitment to giving back and doing it right."
A panel of faculty members from the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan will select one finalist from each of the National Automobile Dealers Association's four regions and one national Dealer of the Year.
Ally will contribute $1,000 to each nominee's 501(c)(3) charity of choice. In addition, the auto lender will honor the four finalists with $5,000 donations to their favorite charities. A $10,000 donation will be made to the charity selected by the national winner.