Jenell Ross Thrives as President of Family-Owned Auto Dealerships

Describe what it’s like to grow up in the auto industry:

I’ve had the fortunate pleasure of growing up in the automotive industry and have always enjoyed being around cars and being involved with my father and his friends and his peers and the spirit that was exhibited through them. I fell in love with cars pretty early. In grade school, middle school, anytime I could do a research paper, I centered it on the automotive industry because it allowed me to learn. I’ve worked in various aspects of the organization. I knew that it was something that I eventually wanted to do, to become an automobile dealer like my father. Not realizing that it would happen so soon. He passed away at 62. And I took over the day-to-day operations at 27, which is truly not the norm for an African American female to run the day-to-day operations of an automotive dealership.

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