ATLANTA — Cox Automotive, in partnership with the National Association of Minority Automotive Dealers, awarded its Rising Star Award to Eddie Hall III, general manager at The Hall Automotive Group in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Hall was chosen based on nomination criteria, including being a NAMAD member in good standing under the age of 40 who has demonstrated a substantial commitment and contribution to the automotive industry. Cox’s Keisha Duck presented the award at the NAMAD annual meeting awards dinner in Miami on July 11.

“On behalf of Cox Automotive and in partnership with NAMAD, I am honored to recognize Eddie Hall III as the 2019 Rising Star,” said Duck, the company’s vice president of talent, learning, and culture. “Not only does Eddie exemplify the words ‘Rising Star’ in the context of the automotive industry, he also exemplifies a core value of Cox Automotive and the Cox family: community service. Eddie dedicates countless hours to volunteering and supporting local high school youth with outreach programs at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.”

Hall started full-time with the four-rooftop Hall group in 2010 as an assistant finance manager after earning a bachelor’s in business administration and master’s in accounting from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He worked various positions in finance and sales management before transitioning to his current role.

In addition, Hall is a minority representative on the Ford National Dealer Council, serves on the Ford Minority Dealer Association Board, is secretary of the NAMAD NextGen Board and is a founding member and chairman of the NADA NextGen 20 Group.

“It is such an honor to be selected as Cox Automotive/NAMAD Rising Star for 2019,” said Hall. “It is a proud accomplishment to be recognized in such a challenging and competitive industry. Being able to follow in my father’s footsteps and help lead the company is a dream come true.”

Originally posted on Auto Dealer Today

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