Cox Automotive presented the 12th annual Barbara Cox Automotive Woman of the Year Award to Linda Silverstein, general manager, remarketing and rental operations, Ford Motor Co.
This honor is awarded to women who demonstrate business leadership and community advocacy, as well as a commitment to advancing the automotive industry. Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz presented the award during the Northwood University Dealer Education Award annual breakfast on Jan. 28 at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention.
Silverstein has been responsible for Ford's vehicle remarketing since 2002, certified pre-owned since 2005 and rental operations since 2007.
Silverstein joined the Ford Motor Company in 1982 as an analyst in Ford Division’s Detroit district sales office and held various positions in the Detroit office over six years. After that, she held a variety of marketing and sales positions at Ford Division and Lincoln Mercury Division in Atlanta, Detroit and San Francisco.
Silverstein was inducted into the National Auto Auction Association Hall of Fame in 2009. She was recognized as 2010 Consignor of the Year and was honored as a Warren Young Fellow.
Silverstein participated for many years in the Manheim Mentor Program that pairs female employees with mentors in the automotive industry. In addition to her dedication to the automotive industry, she is also a strong supporter of Ford’s fund raising efforts for JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.