John Paul Strong
John Paul has propelled Strong Automotive’s tremendous growth since 2004, now with 140+ employees and 400+ dealer clients. Recognized as CEO of the Year and a Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal, he has earned numerous career accolades. John Paul is an accomplished author, with 1,400+ blog posts and three editions of the Next Day Traffic book. In addition to his role at Strong, he owns Hunter Ford in Indiana and holds degrees from the University of Montevallo and Harvard Business School.
Josh Bradish is a founding member of XtreamService and brings to the table more than 20 years of retail experience with Hendrick Automotive Group.
Chief Operating Officer
Robin Smith brings 20 years of advertising experience to Strong – 11 of which were spent in marketing with the largest publishing company in the U.S.
Chief Marketing Officer
With 17 years of experience between the Hendrick and Safford automotive groups, Michael combines digital marketing expertise with hands-on dealership acumen.
Chief Financial Officer
Sean McGovern leverages 20 years of experience in the financial field to lead the agency’s fiscal strategy.
Vice President/Media Director
With 30 years in the business, Liz Elder leads Strong’s media buying and planning division, negotiating the most value for clients’ budgets.
Beginning his career at Hendrick Honda, Stan Long has worked in automotive ever since, bringing in-depth industry knowledge and strategic oversight to the agency.
Vice President, National Accounts
Anne Rambow brings over 20 years of OEM experience in digital, direct mail, and CRM to the Strong team.
Business Development Director
In an average month, Sheila communicates with over 1,500 dealerships, leveraging her two decades of automotive experience to reach new clients.
Regional Account Director
Jason Clauer possesses more than 18 years of automotive experience, having managed Tier 2 and Tier 3 accounts for some of the nation’s largest auto brands.
Holly Blalock brings over a decade of advertising creative experience to the team, creating graphics that spur customers to action.
Director of Organic Marketing
Katie Myers combines a passion for organic digital marketing with years of experience in multiple marketing director roles.
Director of Google Ad Services
By maximizing Strong’s Google Premier partnership, Avery Arthur drives digital advertising results for our dealers.
Gene Gill has spent over 20 years as a creative in the automotive advertising industry serving both Tier 2 and Tier 3 clients.