Brad Deery, president of Deery Brothers Inc., a Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota dealer in West Burlington, Iowa, has been nominated for the 2014 TIME Dealer of the Year award.
Deery attended Loras College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and political science in 1982.
Deery is one of 57 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 97th annual National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Exposition in New Orleans on Jan. 25, 2014.
In its third year as exclusive sponsor, Ally Financial will recognize dealer nominees and their community efforts by contributing $1,000 to each nominee's charity of choice. Nominees also will be recognized on the recently launched website, AllyDealerHeroes.com, which highlights the philanthropic contributions and achievements of auto dealers across the U.S.
The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile industry's most prestigious and highly coveted honors. Recipients are among the nation's most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service. Deery, 54, was chosen to represent the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association in the national competition.