Crews was selected from a 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.”
Crews serves on boards of several local charities and organizations, including the American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Live Free or Die Alliance, and regularly supports New Hampshire Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club, Manchester Animal Shelter and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.
Ally will contribute $10,000 to the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of Crew’s 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.
“I am immensely proud that the company I helped grow and operate has hired so many men and women who have served our state and country. Their military experience makes them excellent team members, employees and AutoFair leaders,” Crews said in this profile, by Ally.
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.
You can read the complete profile of Crews here.