Ash Auto Group Expands Leadership Team with Addition of Kari Van Winkle as Director of PR
By: Ash Auto Group
"Kari's extensive background in public relations, marketing, crisis management, entertainment, real estate and law offers our team a fresh and unique perspective to meet our strategic growth objectives,"
Prior to joining Ash Auto Group, Kari was the senior marketing manager at Realty Executives International where she developed and executed comprehensive communications plans in alignment with strategic objectives to elevate the organization in the marketplace. She was also the driving force in creating new recruiting and consumer campaigns that increased revenue. Kari spent eight years as the communications specialist at the law firm Snell & Wilmer where she managed local and national media relations and helped introduce content marketing and social media outreach to reinforce attorneys' reputations as industry thought leaders. During this time, she also was president of the Legal Marketing Association – Southwest Chapter.
"I am thrilled to be a part of the Ash Auto Group team," Kari said. "I continue to be impressed with their unique lean operating model that allows the company to pass considerable savings on to our amazing clients."
A Los Angeles native, Kari began her career at the crisis communication firm Sitrick And Company, where she managed the public perception of negative events affecting high-profile clients. She was recruited to Dick Clark Productions, where she assisted in establishing the company's first corporate communication department, in which her campaigns resulted in a substantial increase in viewership ratings for all television productions and award shows produced by the company.
Kari graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Human Communication.
About Ash Auto Group
Ash Auto Group was founded by the brothers Jonas and Andrew Ash with the sole purpose of creating an auto purchasing experience unlike any other. Our team is dedicated to offering personalized customer service and incredible value for each of our clients. Ash Auto Group utilizes a unique lean operating model that allows us to pass considerable savings on to our amazing customers. Learn more about what sets Ash Auto Group apart from all other dealerships by visiting www.ashautogroup.com.
Kari Van Winkle