ATLANTA, Dec. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Automotive, in partnership with the Nationwide Affiliation of Minority Vehicle Sellers (NAMAD), awarded its Rising Star Award to Amber Martin, director of group and enterprise partnerships for Martin Administration Group, headquartered in Bowling Inexperienced, Kentucky. Martin was chosen based mostly on nomination standards, together with being below the age of 45 and a NAMAD member, working inside the automotive business, and demonstrating a powerful dedication to their local people and/or minority populations together with contributing to the automotive business.

Amber Martin awarded the Rising Star Award from Cox Automotive & Nationwide Affiliation of Minority Vehicle Sellers. 

Keisha Duck, vice chairman, expertise, studying and tradition, Cox Automotive, was joined by NAMAD President Damon Lester to current the award to Martin on the awards dinner in Miami on Thursday, December 9, throughout the 41st annual membership assembly. Duck stated: “On behalf of Cox Automotive and in partnership with NAMAD, I’m honored to acknowledge Amber Martin because the 2021 Rising Star. Not solely does Amber exemplify the phrases ‘rising star,’ however she additionally exemplifies a core worth of Cox and the Cox household – group engagement.”

Reflecting on Martin’s recognition, Lester added, “Amber Martin is actually a ‘rising star.’ Her enterprise acumen, persona and expertise are a testomony to her success in our business.”

Martin joined the family-owned and operated Martin Administration Group in 2010 after working within the media leisure business for a number of years. In her 15-plus yr profession, she has contributed to a wide range of firm initiatives – from actual property acquisition, recruitment and coverage growth to stock administration and public relations. In 2018 Amber was appointed to a two-year time period on NAMAD’s NextGen board because the chair of the Advertising and marketing and Outreach Help Committee. She at present serves as a board member for the Kentucky Vehicle Sellers Affiliation and spearheads the affiliation’s NextGen program.

Moreover, Martin is the connection supervisor for her household’s three endowments and dedicates numerous hours to volunteering with Junior League of Nashville, United Manner of Southern Kentucky and Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky.

“To be acknowledged as a “Rising Star” by Cox Automotive is an unbelievable honor and receiving this award is much more particular due to the long-standing partnership that my household’s firm has with each Cox Automotive and NAMAD,” stated Martin.

Cox Automotive is donating $5,000 in Martin’s honor to the Institute of Habits and Well being Inc. (IBH), the charity of her selection, and its Cease Drugged Driving initiative. “By means of Cox Automotive’s beneficiant honorarium, I am very grateful to assist advance the Institute for Habits and Well being’s mission to boost consciousness and create coverage for driving below the affect of medicine,” stated Martin. “Once I got here throughout their web site,, I really felt supported as this subject has tragically affected my household. With the advocacy of organizations like IBH, it’s my hope that the subject of lawmaking in opposition to drugged driving attracts extra consideration than the subject of legalizing marijuana. As a second-generation automotive chief, it is paramount to assist the secure mobility of our communities for generations.”

As well as, Cox Automotive is asserting a brand new philanthropic partnership at the side of this esteemed award. As an Atlanta-based firm, Cox Automotive is partnering with the Metropolis of Refuge to offer funding for its Automotive Technician Coaching program. Metropolis of Refuge’s mission is to assist people and households transition out of disaster. And, this yr, Cox Automotive will make a $10,000 donation on Martin’s behalf to completely fund the schooling for a participant within the 4-month, 40-hour per week Automotive Technician Coaching program.

Martin Automotive Group, based by the late Cornelius A. Martin in 1985, operates 15 automotive and motorsports dealerships throughout six states – California, Kentucky, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Different markets embrace actual property and aviation.

About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive Inc. makes shopping for, promoting, proudly owning and utilizing automobiles simpler for everybody. The worldwide firm’s greater than 27,000 group members and household of manufacturers, together with Autotrader®,®, Dealertrack®, Dickinson Fleet Companies, Kelley Blue E book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are keen about serving to hundreds of thousands of automotive buyers, 40,000 auto supplier purchasers throughout 5 continents and plenty of others all through the automotive business thrive for generations to come back. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based firm with annual revenues of almost $20 billion.

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