TIME and Ally Financial Honor 2013 Dealer of the Year
Ally provides charitable grants to winner and finalists to support community
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TIME and Ally Financial are
pleased to announce that Michael Alford, president of Marine Chevrolet
Cadillac in Jacksonville, N.C., has been named the 2013 TIME Dealer of the
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130209/DE57563 )
Alford was selected from among an elite group of U.S. dealers who were
recognized at the 96^th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)
Convention & Exposition in Orlando, Fla. Tim Russi, Ally president of Auto
Finance, and Brad Young, chief marketing officer for TIME, announced the
winner and finalists during the formal opening ceremony of the convention.
"So many dealers are heroes in their communities because of their commitment
to local charitable causes, and we are proud to support the work they do,"
said Russi. "Ally has provided more than 100 grants to nonprofit organizations
in connection with TIME Dealer of the Year, and we are pleased to recognize
2013 winner Michael Alford, as well as the three finalists, for the
extraordinary efforts they have put forth in their communities."
In its second year as exclusive sponsor Ally announced that in addition to
contributing $10,000 to the winner's 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of
choice, it will also be donating $5,000 to charities selected by each of the
three regional finalists. Ally also donated $1,000 to charities selected by
each of the 57 dealer nominees.
The three regional finalists for the 2013 TIME Dealer of the Year award were
Dominick Carbone, director of the Carbone Auto Group in Utica, N.Y.; Sam
Mansker, president of Olathe Ford Lincoln in Olathe, Kan.; Bill McCurley, CEO
of McCurley Integrity Dealerships, a Cadillac, Chevrolet, Honda, Mazda,
Mercedes-Benz and Subaru dealer in Tri-Cities, Wash.
All nominees are featured on the newly redesigned website,
AllyDealerHeroes.com, which highlights the philanthropic contributions and
achievements of auto dealers across the United States.
The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile industry's most
prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation's most
successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to
2013 Dealer of the Year winner Michael Alford
2013 Dealer of the Year finalist Dominick Carbone
2013 Dealer of the Year finalist Sam Mansker
2013 Dealer of the Year finalist Bill McCurley
About Ally Financial
Ally Financial Inc. is a leading automotive financial services company powered
by a top direct banking franchise. Ally's automotive services business offers
a full suite of financing products and services, including new and used
vehicle inventory and consumer financing, leasing, inventory insurance,
commercial loans and vehicle remarketing services. Ally Bank, the company's
direct banking subsidiary and member FDIC, offers an array of deposit
products, including certificates of deposit, savings accounts, money market
accounts, IRA deposit products and interest checking. Ally's Commercial
Finance unit provides financing to middle-market companies across a broad
range of industries.
With approximately $182.4 billion in assets as of Dec. 31, 2012, Ally operates
as a bank holding company. For more information, visit the Ally media site at
http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @Ally.
SOURCE Ally Financial
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