Grené Baranco,sales manager Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, the recipient "Ally Sees Her"

Ally and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers pick Grené Baranco of Buckhead Mercedes-Benz for her dedication to neighborhood & diversity

DETROIT,  Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) have joined forces to title Grené Baranco, the new and used income supervisor of Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, the recipient of the 1/3 annual "Ally Sees Her" award in attention of her car management and dedication to neighborhood and diversity. In conjunction with the award, Ally is donating $10,000 to Meals on Wheels Atlanta in Baranco's honor.


"A lot of women, youthful than me, have no longer been in a position to see themselves in this industry," Baranco said. "This award is truely about telling female of shade that their contributions are valued. It acknowledges me and what I represent, an African American lady having a profitable profession in retail automotive. This is additionally an essential message for our enterprise as we are trying to find new management and Genius in areas that may additionally now not have historically regarded accessible to some."

Ally developed the "Ally Sees Her" award with NAMAD three years in the past to apprehend the subsequent technology of promising minority ladies leaders in auto retail who additionally are pretty worried in their communities. The award was once stimulated through the Association of National Advertisers #SeeHer marketing campaign to raise girls in media and marketing.

"The award is our way of lifting female of shade by means of spotlighting a chief who is making a distinction in her neighborhood and at her dealership. We favor to show off leaders like Grené, who encourage different women," stated Jacqueline Howard, senior director of company citizenship at Ally. "Grené has stored her eye on improvements for the duration of her career, imposing one of the first-ever auto Internet income departments in the us of a in 1997. She's devoted to continuously enhancing the enterprise whilst additionally forging a route for the female who observe her."

Baranco, whose dad and mom – Greg and Juanita Baranco – offered the Buckhead dealership in 2003, serves on a number of boards in Atlanta – such as Meals on Wheels Atlanta, Common Cause Georgia, the Georgia State University Department of Religious Studies Alumni Board, and The Arts Xchange.

In response to Ally's donation to Meals on Wheels Atlanta on her behalf, Baranco stated the nonprofit is distinctive to her due to the fact it offers nourishment for the community's "body and soul" as recipients gain from the volunteer visits as lots as the meals they bring. "The relationships they construct all through the visits are equally as essential as the ingredients they serve," she said.

Baranco started her auto profession in 1997 at her family's Pontiac GMC dealership in Lilburn, GA, the place she created the web income department. She additionally has managed net income at Infiniti of Beverly Hills and at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, and served as generic supervisor for the Baranco family's Smart dealership franchise. Baranco is a graduate of Georgia State University and the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Academy.

"Grené is the genuine instance of being a leader, innovator, and trailblazer in the auto industry," stated Damon Lester, president of the NAMAD. 

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