Robert Fogarty, Jr. Named Area’s Northwood Dealer of the Year

Robert H. Fogarty Jr., Vice President and General Manager of Sport, was one of Northwood University’s 2020 honorees for the institution’s annual Dealer Education Awards, presented last month at the NADA Show in Las Vegas. The award recognizes exceptional owners and dealer principals in the automotive industry who have made noteworthy contributions to education and to their communities.

“This award is about dedication to education and professional development in the industry, and we can think of no better way to provide that example to our students,” said Elgie Bright, Associate Professor and Chair of the Northwood automotive marketing and management program.”

Robert Fogarty was chosen for a variety of reasons, including his commitment education and training.  He is a strong advocate and supporter of his alma mater Duke University where he serves on the University’s Young Alumni Development Council which helps new alumni find employment.

Robert passionately supports the Automotive Trades Foundation, based in Montgomery County, Maryland, which helps public high school students receive training and preparation for continued education in the automotive industry.

Additionally, he uses his passion for ongoing education by encouraging employees to acquire an NIASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) Technician certification and complete systematic automotive sales training.

Robert’s motivation to give back to youth is rooted in his own educational endeavors. After graduating from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree, Robert earned a master’s degree from the University of Virginia and attended the NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) Dealer Academy.

Northwood University was pleased to present the Dealer Education Award to Robert H. Fogarty, Jr. for his lifelong commitment to enhancing education and training for the automotive industry and beyond.

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