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40 Under 40 Honoree: David Blount | Mills Automotive Group

David Blount, brand specialist at Mills Automotive Group, found his calling in the car business later in life than others, leaving the maritime industry at 32 years of age to take a role offered by Larry Stevenson, general manager at Mills Automotive Group. In just two years, he has already carved a name for himself as a successful brand specialist and a passionate member of the retail automotive community, making it no surprise when he was named a winner in the inaugural CBT News 40 Under 40 awards. To learn more about his rapid climb up the industry ladder and his plans for the car business, CBT News anchor Jim Fitzpatrick joins Blount for an exclusive interview.

Key Takeaways

1. As a brand specialist, Blount spends his time on the showroom floor surveying customers to ensure they receive top-quality service, moving vehicles and managing client accounts.

2. Blount’s proudest moment in his automotive industry career came when his manager approached him to discuss an opportunity in the F&I department. He feels honored to be recognized for such a position after only two years and is determined to continue achieving more for himself and his dealership.

3. In the next five years, Blount hopes to further his education in dealership operations with the goal of securing a sales manager position. This will help solidify his career in the car business and open even greater opportunities down the road.

Read David Blount’s complete CBT News 40 Under 40 profile here.

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Colin Velez
Colin Velez
Colin Velez is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. After obtaining his bachelor’s in Communication from Kennesaw State University in 2018, he kicked off his writing career by developing marketing and public relations material for various industries, including travel and fashion. Throughout the next four years, he developed a love for working with journalists and other content creators, and his passion eventually led him to his current position. Today, Colin writes news content and coordinates stories with auto-industry insiders and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S.

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