SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2015 -- Ally Financial and TIME are pleased to announce that Andy Crews of AutoFair Honda in Manchester, N.H. has been selected as the 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year.
Crews was selected from an elite group of 55 U.S. dealers who were recognized at the 98th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in San Francisco, Calif. Tim Russi, president of Auto Finance for Ally, and Mark Ellis, senior vice president of Corporate Sales for TIME, announced the winner and finalists during the opening session of the convention.
"The dealers nominated for this award are incredible business owners, but also incredible advocates for giving back to their local communities," said Russi. "Ally is continually inspired by their stories of giving and their love for this business, and we are proud to honor 2015 winner Andy Crews, along with this year's finalists, for this well-deserved award."
In its fourth year as exclusive sponsor, Ally will contribute $10,000 to the winner's 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of choice, as well as $5,000 to charities selected by each of the three regional finalists. Ally also donated $1,000 to charities selected by each of the 55 dealer nominees.
The three regional finalists for the 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year award are Greg York of Vann York Auto Group in High Point, N.C.; Michael Shannon of Holiday Automotive in Fond Du Lac, Wis.; and Greg Goodwin of Kuni Lexus of Portland in Portland, Ore.
All nominees are featured on 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 community service.
About Ally Financial Inc.
Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) 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 Corporate Finance unit provides financing to middle-market companies across a broad range of industries.
With approximately $149.2 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2014, Ally operates as a financial holding company. For more information, visit the Ally media site at http://media.ally.com or follow Ally on Twitter: @Ally.