Topic: 2018 Auto Show Virtual Tour (Part II Of II)
Guest: Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader
Krebs wraps up our virtual auto show tour revealing what new vehicles we should expect to roll out on the circuit this year.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Topic: How One Of The First Black Dedicated Automotive Reporters Blazed Trails
Guest: Kathy Jackson, Former Automotive News Reporter & Healthy Dollar Owner
Jackson talks about her storied career as one of the first Blacks to break into a field that has been traditionally reserved by white males, covering the industry for Automotive News. While its been eight years since Jackson's retirement, there still hasn't been another Black woman that has garnered the respect and confidence of C-Suite automotive executives. In a riveting conversation, Jackson shares with us how she navigated the industry, as a Black and female reporter, while scooping stories her counterparts weren't able to secure. Jackson also tells why she left the business and reveals her latest entrepreneurial venture.
Friday, February 16, 2018 And February 23, 2018
Topic: How One Black Sales Executive Found His Voice
Guest: Jim Colon, Lexus' First V. P. of Sales & Co Dealer Principal, Marysville Toyota
Colon was the first minority, which includes women too, to hold the positions of vice president of sales of the Toyota and the Lexus division. In a two-part conversation, Colon, who also wears the hat of being an automotive historian, reveals the defining moment that led him to find his voice in corporate, as a result of phone call he received at work from someone near and dear to him over a controversial ad. After the call, the change agent discusses the risk he took and the impact it had both personally and professionally. Colon also talks about what nudged him to retire and the latest venture he's been waiting for all of his life.
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