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Service Matters

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served, and those who continue to serve. We thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Penske Automotive Group is proudly teamed up with Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Mission: ABLE campaign. Paralyzed Veteran’s Mission: ABLE encourages veterans and their families, corporate supporters, and friends of the organization to create an America where our most severely injured veterans have access to what they’ve earned and deserve: CARE, JOBS AND BENEFITS.

Your support is essential to the success of this campaign, and we ask you to join us in embracing our mission to serve those who have served. With one donation, you can support Paralyzed Veterans of America’s mission to create an America where our disabled heroes are provided the physical care needed to live a healthy life; receive the benefits they’ve earned through military service; and obtain job training and opportunities for new and fulfilling careers.

Ways to Donate
1. Visit a Penske Automotive Group Dealership –Penske Automotive Group customers are invited to donate when visiting a U.S. Penske Automotive Group dealership.
2. Make a Donation Online – Not visiting a Penske dealership? You can make a donation online at www.pva.org/PAGDonates. Penske Automotive Group is matching each donation – up to a total contribution of $500,000.

Since its inception in 2015, Penske Automotive Group’s Service Matters campaign has contributed more than $5 million to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Thank you for considering a donation and joining our commitment to serve those who have served.

To learn more about the Paralyzed Veterans of America, please contact a Penske Automotive Group dealership or visit www.pva.org/PAGServes.

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Penske Technicians Honored through Elite Technician Program

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The annual Penske Elite Technician Program celebrates the contributions of our most accomplished technicians, recognizing and rewarding their outstanding credentials, skills and achievements. Identification as an Elite Technician carries high honor and respect throughout the Penske organization.

135 Penske technicians were designated as “Elite” for the 2020 program. After advancing through a rigorous technical exam, 14 technicians qualified to compete for top honors. Five of this year’s finalists, Chauncey Harris, Jared Taylor, Robert Grant, Dean Leach and Mark Gracie, were repeat finalists.

Congratulations to Justin Bistany, our Penske Elite Technician of the Year!  Along with top honors, Justin received a premium prize package that included a limited edition Shinola Team Penske wristwatch, a “50 years of Penske Racing” book signed by Roger Penske, and a $5,000 bonus prize.

Conditions permitting, all 2020 finalists will be VIP guests of Penske Entertainment and Team Penske at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis in May 2021.

Thank you to all our technicians who participated in the 2020 program.

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We Are Here For You

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Your health and well-being is our top priority. We are here for you!

Your Car. Your Experience. 

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Women in the Driver’s Seat: Jenny Riggs

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Penske Automotive Group is proud to have female leaders at every level of the organization. From Service Advisors and Sales Managers to General Managers and Fixed Operations Directors, the retail automotive industry offers women an exciting place to forge a career.  Beyond the numbers, this is about unleashing the power of our people and utilizing their unique talents, experiences, and backgrounds to create an engaging work environment and world-class operation.
 
Every Monday for the past 5 weeks, we have featured a female leader from the Penske organization who is empowering women in the automotive industry and paving the road for the next generation of female leaders. From their earliest interest in the industry to their proudest moments, you’ve learned how these women got their start, who influenced them the most, and how they are helping change the face of the industry in positive ways.
 
Featured Female Leader: Jenny Riggs – Area Controller
“Learn as many job functions within a dealership as you can. There are so many different aspects to every dealership, the more you know, the more valuable you are.”
 
Jenny Riggs has worked in the automotive industry for 32 years and currently serves as the Area Controller for the Indianapolis and Upper Midwest areas.  In her current role, Jenny is responsible for managing over 30 employees, accurately reporting financial statements for nine general ledgers, and making sure it is done following PAG policies and procedures, within a good internal control environment. “I really enjoy assisting customers and training employees on new job functions and tasks,” she says.
 
Jenny has had several memorable moments throughout her career, but she is most proud of the position she holds today. “I never dreamed of being the Area Controller, especially for the number of dealerships I currently work with. I am also proud of the role I played when Penske purchased dealerships, where I assisted with the buy/sell closing process and office set-up once the stores became PAG dealerships.”
 
The best career advice Jenny received was from her previous controller who told her to “always learn from your mistakes” and “when learning a new task or position, don’t take notes that you can understand today, take notes that you cannot misunderstand tomorrow.” It seemed simple at the time, but it is something Jenny still tells employees today.  For women considering a career in the automotive industry, Jenny advises, “Learn as many job functions within a dealership as you can. The more you know, the more valuable you are.”
 
Jenny has noticed more opportunities for women in the automotive industry over the last several years. “I think it is important that women have an equal opportunity to succeed in any job,” she says. In five years, Jenny hopes to still be working in the automotive industry, either in the same role or in a position where she can assist and train employees.  “I am very fortunate to have been given the opportunities to work in a variety of positions at many different levels.  I think much of my success is due to the fact that I learned as many job functions within the accounting office as I could, and that helped me excel in my career.”
 
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

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Women in the Driver’s Seat: Collier Lewis

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Penske Automotive Group is proud to have female leaders at every level of the organization. From Service Advisors and Sales Managers to General Managers and Fixed Operations Directors, the retail automotive industry offers women an exciting place to forge a career. Beyond the numbers, this is about unleashing the power of our people and utilizing their unique talents, experiences, and backgrounds to create an engaging work environment and world-class operation.

Every Monday for the next 2 weeks, we will feature a female leader from the Penske organization who is empowering women in the automotive industry and paving the road for the next generation of female leaders. From their earliest interest in the industry to their proudest moments, you’ll learn how these women got their start, who influenced them the most, and how they are helping change the face of the industry in positive ways. Check back next week as we add another Featured Female Leader to the series.

Featured Female Leader: Collier Lewis – Area Admin Atlanta Management

“When there is an opportunity to speak up, do it. Your voice is important and vital.”

Collier Lewis has worked in the automotive industry for over four years. Collier started with Penske Automotive Group in 2016 as a part time receptionist and moved into a finance administrator position after graduating college. Collier is currently the Area Admin for the Atlanta Management team where she assists with the Atlanta stores. Collier has enjoyed learning about the different aspects of the dealership and what her peers do on daily basis. She enjoys the ever-changing nature of the automotive industry and finds satisfaction in interacting with customers. “I have always been a people person and wanted to work in an industry where no day is like the day before,” she says. One of Collier’s proudest professional achievements was being asked to join the Penske management training program. “It showed me that the company really valued me and I saw that I had a great opportunity to grow within the organization,” she says. Collier doesn’t hesitate when asked who has been the biggest influence on her career. “My mother has always supported my dreams and told me I could do it.”

Collier advises young women considering a career in automotive industry to “speak up when there is an opportunity. Most importantly, be confident and know that you can do anything that you put your mind to. We have to power to take over this industry by leaps and bounds.” Asked how the automotive industry landscape has changed to engage more women, Collier says: “The automotive industry has evolved and offers a lot of opportunity for women. More and more women are working in service drives, finance roles, and general manager positions.” In the next five years, Collier hopes to be working in a Human Resources role.

In her free time, Collier enjoys spending time outdoors, trying new restaurants and hiking. She will graduate with her MBA in HR next Fall.


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Women in the Driver’s Seat: Jacinth Samuels

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Penske Automotive Group is proud to have female leaders at every level of the organization. From Service Advisors and Sales Managers to General Managers and Fixed Operations Directors, the retail automotive industry offers women an exciting place to forge a career. Beyond the numbers, this is about unleashing the power of our people and utilizing their unique talents, experiences, and backgrounds to create an engaging work environment and world-class operation.

Every Monday for the next 3 weeks, we will feature a female leader from the Penske organization who is empowering women in the automotive industry and paving the road for the next generation of female leaders. From their earliest interest in the industry to their proudest moments, you’ll learn how these women got their start, who influenced them the most, and how they are helping change the face of the industry in positive ways. Check back next week as we add another Featured Female Leader to the series.

Featured Female Leader: Jacinth Samuels – Finance Manager

“Be confident in everything you do, never doubt yourself, and go for it.”

Jacinth Samuels has been with Penske Automotive Group for 15 years and currently serves as a Finance Manager. In this role, Jacinth offers financing and insurance to customers and provides thorough explanations of aftermarket products, extended warranties, and dealership service procedures and policies. Jacinth says being an F&I manager is satisfying in many ways but the most rewarding part of her job is the “customer interaction and the upsell of products.” When asked who has had the biggest influence on her career, her husband comes to mind. “He had a really big influence on my career and encouraged me to follow in his footsteps.”

Completing NADA school in 2018 has been one of Jacinth’s proudest achievements.

Jacinth’s advice to women considering a career in the auto industry: “Don’t be intimidated, go for it and trust yourself.” Jacinth believes the automotive industry has evolved to engage more women. “I have seen women gain more ground in what was once a male-dominated industry. Women have more spending power now, which has changed how we are perceived. When asked where she sees herself in five years, Jacinth says she hopes to continue to grow within the Penske organization.

When Jacinth has free time on the weekends, she enjoys family time and hanging out with her girlfriends.


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Women in the Driver’s Seat: Julie Pizzorni

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Penske Automotive Group is proud to have female leaders at every level of the organization. From Service Advisors and Sales Managers to General Managers and Fixed Operations Directors, the retail automotive industry offers women an exciting place to forge a career. Beyond the numbers, this is about unleashing the power of our people and utilizing their unique talents, experiences, and backgrounds to create an engaging work environment and world-class operation.

Every Monday for the next 4 weeks, we will feature a female leader from the Penske organization who is empowering women in the automotive industry and paving the road for the next generation of female leaders. From their earliest interest in the industry to their proudest moments, you’ll learn how these women got their start, who influenced them the most, and how they are helping change the face of the industry in positive ways. Check back next week as we add another Featured Female Leader to the series.

Featured Female Leader: Julie Pizzorni – Regional Business Development Manager, Central Region

“Find a mentor and align yourself with a leader who can coach and guide you professionally.”

Julie Pizzorni has worked in the automotive industry for 22 years and currently serves as a Regional Business Development Manager in the Central region. Everyday Julie works to improve sales and service processes and performance for stores in the Central Region. She primarily focuses on process improvement, activity management, people development and finding best practices to increase productivity while providing an exceptional customer experience at all touch points.

Additionally, she coordinates digital marketing efforts between the dealerships and advertising agencies. Julie says the most satisfying part of her job is developing people and finding ways to grow the business through individual performance. “Helping people thrive and develop is really what my job is all about and why it is so rewarding.” Going from working in a single store to being involved in managing stores on a regional level has been one of her proudest achievements. Julie does not hesitate when asked who has had the biggest influence on her career. “My late father who taught me to lead by example with relentless work ethic. His advice was to stay relevant and never rest on your laurels.” Julie advises young women considering a career in the automotive industry to “find a mentor and align yourself with a leader who can coach and guide you professionally.”

Julie offered her view on how the automotive industry landscape has changed and evolved to engage more women. “For most of my career, I was the only female manager and sometimes not taken seriously by management. However, I feel it is much different now. There are endless opportunities now for women in the automotive industry. At Penske, women have a seat at the table. It is no longer the “good old boys club.” In our organization, women are treated with respect and have a voice.” Julie is excited and optimistic about her future in automotive. “I love my career and look forward to continued growth. At Penske Automotive Group, the sky’s the limit!”


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Women in the Driver’s Seat: Ashley Garzone

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Penske Automotive Group is proud to have female leaders at every level of the organization. From Service Advisors and Sales Managers to General Managers and Fixed Operations Directors, the retail automotive industry offers women an exciting place to forge a career. Beyond the numbers, this is about unleashing the power of our people and utilizing their unique talents, experiences, and backgrounds to create an engaging work environment and world-class operation.

Every Monday for the next 5 weeks, we will feature a female leader from the Penske organization who is empowering women in the automotive industry and paving the road for the next generation of female leaders. From their earliest interest in the industry to their proudest moments, you’ll learn how these women got their start, who influenced them the most, and how they are helping change the face of the industry in positive ways.

Check back next week as we add another Featured Female Leader to the series.

Featured Female Leader: Ashley Garzone – East Region Marketing Director

“Learn everything you possibly can and take on responsibilities you are not familiar with. This will help you develop a broader perspective and allow you to challenge yourself.”

Ashley Garzone has been with Penske Automotive Group for 12 years. She started in Internet Sales and has continued to progress through the company. In her current role as East Region Marketing Director, Ashley is responsible for supporting dealerships with the development and execution of marketing strategies for sales and service, assisting with call center operations and processes to generate revenue for Fixed operations departments, and various internal marketing projects. “I am satisfied when I see an idea that I’ve helped cultivate come to life. When we try something and it works, we share it as a best practice within the region. If it doesn’t work, we take what we’ve learned and go back to the drawing board.”

When asked who has had the biggest influence on her career, Ashley recalled several people. “I am lucky to have so many supporters. From an early age, my parents instilled a strong work ethic in me. Along the way, I have been surrounded by great supervisors, mentors and peers who have encouraged me to work hard and push myself. I couldn’t ask for a better support system, particularly the East Region Management team.” Ashley’s advice for young women considering a career in the auto industry is not be intimidated. “If you have confidence and a strong work ethic, you will excel in this industry. In the last 12 years, I’ve been fortunate to advance in my career as a result of my hard work.”

One of Ashley’s proudest professional achievements is being part of a team that developed a Penske swag box for new hires. The box, containing several Penske-branded items, is given to new employees during their orientation to welcome them to the company.

Asked how the automotive industry landscape has changed to engage more women, Ashley says: “I believe today there are more opportunities for women in the industry. While women have always filled traditional roles such as human resources, accounting and sales positions, there are now more marketing opportunities. Creative jobs in website development, social media, and technology are more prevalent and it is nice to see more women filling those roles.”

On the weekends, Ashley enjoys cooking for family and friends and staying active. As the industry evolves and marketing strategies advance, Ashley hopes to continue to excel and drive change within the Penske organization.


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