Cars.com Adds Board Member

By Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Cars.com Inc. announced the appointment of Jenell Ross as a member of its Board of Directors.

Ross is an auto industry veteran, with 28 years of experience. For the past 11 years, she has been president of Bob Ross Auto Group, a family-owned, Ohio-based Buick-GMC and Mercedes-Benz dealership. Bob Ross Auto Group was the first African American owned Mercedes-Benz dealer in the U.S. and, today, Ross is the country’s only second-generation African American female auto dealer. Under her leadership tenure Bob Ross Auto Group has ranked as a leader in sales and customer service for each of its three brands.

Ross is a member of the board of directors at Hub Group, a North American supply chain solutions company, and recently served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati branch. She also serves on the board of trustees for the University of Dayton and the Will Allen Foundation.

She is a board member for the Minority Business Partnership through the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, as well as an active member of both the Dayton Area Automobile Dealers Association and the Ohio Auto Dealers Association. Ross previously served as the chair of the American International Automobile Dealers Association as the first minority and the second female to lead this organization of nearly 10,000 dealers.

“I am pleased to join CARS in support of their quest for category leadership,” said Ross. “I look forward to contributing a dealer’s perspective as I work with the board and management team to help the CARS platform generate meaningful sales and efficiencies for our industry through innovation.”

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