SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Brad Korner has been promoted to vice president of sales and client services of Polk’s Automotive Retail Solutions (ARS) and Media group.

"We are excited to welcome Brad to this role," said Kendra Rawls, senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Polk. "His proven track record and extensive industry experience, combined with his strong focus on customer relationships, will serve as a great asset to Polk customers and prospects."

Korner, a 30-plus year customer relationship management veteran, has been with Polk since 2004. He previously served as director of sales and client services for the ARS group. Korner will continue to direct the ARS group until a replacement is named.

Prior to joining Polk, Korner spent nearly 24 years with Reynolds and Reynolds Co. in a variety of sales and client service positions. He is a member of the Sales & Marketing Professionals Association, Who's Who - Cambridge, various Dealer Elite and Automotive Digital Marketing communities, and serves as a frequent automotive industry blogger.