Florida Council On Economic Education Honors Crown Automotive Founder

Dwayne Hawkins to be among those inducted into the 2020 Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame. As founder and CEO of Crown Automotive Group, he has been a prominent leader in the community for over 50 years.
By: Crown Automotive Group
SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. - Feb. 11, 2020 - PRLog -- Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas are home to many prominent civic and business leaders. Each year, the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) honors only a select few of those who contribute so much to these Tampa Bay Communities.

This year Dwayne Hawkins, founder and CEO of Crown Automotive Group, is among those being honored for their years of dedication, leadership and resolve to give back to the Tampa Bay community.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to see him honored," said Kevin Hawkins, Executive Director at Crown Automotive. "My father has spent most of his life giving to our community. Seeing him recognized with so many great leaders here really means a lot to me, Dwayne and our family."

The FCEE has been honoring local business leaders from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Manatee and Sarasota counties for over 33 years. Those nominated and honored have formed the backbone of the dynamic and vibrant Tampa Bay area community in place today and serve as inspiration and examples for the leaders of tomorrow.

Jim Myers, President and COO of Crown Automotive Group, added, "I can't tell you how proud all of us here at Crown are of Dwayne. His dedication and vision continue to inspire us to reach new levels as individuals, and as a company."

The award celebration will be co-chaired by Oscar Horton (class of 2010) and Darryl LeClair (class of 2015) and will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Tampa Convention Center.


Over the last 50 years, Crown Automotive Group has grown into one of the largest privately-owned dealership groups in the nation with operations in Florida, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Every Crown Automotive dealership features an extensive selection of new, certified, and meticulously inspected pre-owned vehicles with financing options for every budget.

Customers can also expect superior service from a team of highly trained technicians at Crown's signature award-winning service facilities. Driven by four core values: Customer Focus, Teamwork, Integrity, and Growth, the group is committed to providing each customer with The Better Way To Buy® for 50 years.

Visit http://www.crowncars.com for more information on Crown Automotive Group and The Better Way To Buy®.
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