Ann Arbor, MI - Tauber Institute for Global Operations faculty selected Susan Moffitt of Porsche Shreveport as the 51st TIME Dealer of the Year. The TIME Dealer of the Year program honors new-car dealers who exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service.
Moffitt received the prestigious award at the 103rd annual National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas. The award was presented by TIME in partnership with Ally "to celebrate the many ways auto dealers are doing it right in their industry and giving back with extraordinary contributions to their community."
Fifty-one new car dealers - out of more than 16,000 dealers nationwide - were nominated for the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year award. A faculty panel from the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan evaluated the nominees, then selected four regional finalists and the national award winner. In appreciation, TIME and Ally have established an annual scholarship for the Tauber Institute's business and engineering graduate students.
Meet the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year Winner, Finalists, and Nominees:
2020 TIME Dealer of the Year:
Porsche Shreveport | Shreveport, Louisiana
2020 TIME Dealer of the Year Finalists:
- David Kelleher, David Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Glen Mills PA
- Natalie Tindol, Tindol Ford Roush, Gastonia NC
- David Cuene, Broadway Automotive, Green Bay WI
- Diana Pfeiffer, Alaska Sales and Service, Anchorage AK
View photos from the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year Event.
About the Tauber Institute for Global Operations:
The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Michigan Engineering, working with 30 industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. In addition to a broad array of core and elective courses, the innovative LeadershipAdvantage Program provides students with the tools to ascend to major operations leadership roles. Well-designed and managed team projects form the cornerstone of the Tauber Institute experience and allow students to apply their knowledge to real-world settings. The students, with faculty support, work at a company site to address substantive operations, supply chain and/or manufacturing challenges. The Tauber Institute student teams are exceptionally successful at finding solutions that benefit company sponsors - operationally and strategically. Visit www.tauber.umich.edu to learn more.