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40 under 40 Honoree: Jessica Mungenast | Dave Mungenast Family of Dealerships

As we continue to celebrate the inaugural CBT News 40 under 40 awards, we are honored to have Jessica Mungenast, one of the exceptional individuals, join us. Mungenast is the Dave Mungenast Family of Dealerships Vice President in St. Louis, Missouri. Her family’s history in the retail automotive industry has significantly influenced her journey. Her grandfather founded the dealership in 1965, and her father has worked hard to maintain it. Inspired by her family’s legacy and hard work, she saw the automotive industry as her natural path. To learn more about her journey and her plans for the future, CBT News anchor Jim Fitzpatrick joins Mungenast for an exclusive interview.

Key Takeaways: 

1. Mungenast notes that she thrives under pressure. On her journey to becoming a vice president, she attended classes at the NADA Academy, found out she was pregnant, and managed to work full-time despite the world shutting down. She says, “Everything worked out extremely well.” Moreover, she attributes the proudest moment of her dealership to the numerous awards they have received, including the President’s awards and the title of the number one volume dealership in Missouri, among others.

2. Moving forward, as NADA approaches, Mungenast has been serving on the NADA Committee and working on dealers’ apps, which has helped her create networking opportunities. With the dealership, she also aims to strengthen its financial position and continue supporting and developing its staff. 

3. Mungenast advises those aspiring to work in the automotive industry to always give their best, regardless of their role, and assures them that their hard work will eventually pay off.

Read Jessica Mungenast’s complete CBT News 40 Under 40 profile here.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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