Industry Awards

Cox Automotive celebrates the best in our industry – and those who are providing the remarkable leadership and initiatives in our industry for their companies, brands and communities. Our approach highlights how these individuals contribute to our industry and communities through innovation, diversity & inclusion, sustainability and community.

We believe that in addition to operating a responsible and ethical company, supporting these five areas helps build a stronger industry and society and creates a sustainable future.

Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award

This award is for women who demonstrate business leadership, community advocacy and a commitment to furthering the automotive industry.

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Cox Automotive & NIADA Community Service Award

The Cox Automotive and NIADA Community Service Award recognizes a leading independent dealership for strong contributions to their community.

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Breakthrough Leader of the Year Award

The Cox Automotive Breakthrough Leader of the Year Award will recognizes a female leader who is new to automotive and has already made significant contributions to the industry.

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The Cox Automotive and NAMAD Rising Star Award

The Cox Automotive and NAMAD Rising Star Award recognizes an up-and-coming leader in the automotive industry who is less than 40 years old for the substantial commitment and contribution to the industry.

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Cox Automotive Leader in Sustainability Award

The Cox Automotive Leader in Sustainability Award recognizes a dealership for outstanding community contributions and in-dealership sustainable programs related to waste reduction, energy consumption or water conservation, with a focus on innovation, creativity and engagement with community and/or employees.

Criteria:
Implemented sustainability project/initiative in the community and/or in their dealership through one or more of the following:

  • Energy/Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction – Creative opportunities that reduce energy and/or greenhouse gas emissions in buildings through construction, operations, engagement, technology, or new processes
  • Waste Reduction – Exemplifies “reduce, reuse, recycle and compost” properties via community involvement
  • Water Reduction – Explores creative opportunities to reduce water consumption through operations, engagement, or technology
  • Innovative/Creativity – Seeks out and utilizes new technology; develops and advances better processes to produce impactful change
  • Collaboration/Engagement – Actively engages stakeholders within and beyond their dealership and/or engages employees in volunteer activities that align with sustainability priorities.

The winner is honored during the annual Automotive News 100 Best Dealerships to Work for Celebration.

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Cox Automotive Community Impact Award

The Cox Automotive Community Impact Award recognizes a remarketing industry leader for their contributions to leadership, automotive and their community.

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