HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI) (“Group 1” or the “Firm”), a global Fortune 300 automotive retailer with 204 dealerships situated within the U.S. and U.Ok., introduced as we speak the appointments of Gillian Hobson as Senior Vice President, Chief Authorized Officer and Company Secretary and Kimberly Barta as Vice President and Chief Advertising Officer.
Hobson joins Group 1 from Vinson & Elkins in Houston the place she has served as a member of the agency’s administration committee and as Group 1’s major relationship lawyer. Throughout her 22-year tenure, she was a part of the mergers and acquisition/capital markets apply group and represented private and non-private firms in company transactions, together with mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising transactions, securities legislation and company governance issues. Hobson acquired her undergraduate diploma from Harvard College and her J.D. from the College of Houston Legislation Heart.
Hobson succeeds Darryl M. Burman, who’s retiring as Senior Vice President and Normal Counsel of Group 1. Since 2006, Burman has been answerable for all home and worldwide authorized issues at Group 1, following a distinguished 23-year company and securities authorized profession in Houston.
As the primary Chief Advertising Officer at Group 1, Barta is answerable for main the technique, improvement, and execution of Group 1’s advertising and marketing, communications, and promoting initiatives. She’s going to play an important function in growing buyer analysis, leveraging massive information and creating related advertising and marketing messaging. She may also lead Group 1’s efforts in growing consciousness and adoption of AcceleRide®, Group 1’s buyer expertise platform. Previous to becoming a member of Group 1, Barta served in advertising and marketing management roles for manufacturers together with Nike’s innovation lab, SOREL, and Dr. Martens®, the place she helped rework the client expertise, improve model belief, choice and advocacy.
“We’re privileged to welcome these two achieved executives to the Group 1 management workforce. Gillian and Kimberly are confirmed professionals who convey talent units to Group 1 that can assist drive our strategic progress and customer-centric initiatives,” stated Daryl Kenningham, Group 1’s President and CEO. “We would additionally wish to thank Darryl Burman for his 16 years of service to the corporate. Darryl was instrumental in supporting a lot of Group 1’s growth throughout that point and we want him the most effective in his retirement.”
ABOUT GROUP 1 AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
Group 1 owns and operates 204 automotive dealerships, 275 franchises, and 46 collision facilities in america and the United Kingdom that supply 35 manufacturers of vehicles. By means of its dealerships and omni-channel platform, the Firm sells new and used automobiles and light-weight vehicles; arranges associated car financing; sells service and insurance coverage contracts; offers automotive upkeep and restore companies; and sells car elements.
Group 1 discloses extra details about the Firm, its enterprise, and its outcomes of operations at www.group1corp.com, www.group1auto.com, www.group1collision.com, www.acceleride.com, www.fb.com/group1auto, and www.twitter.com/group1auto.
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