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Leadership

John Paul Strong

Owner

John Paul has propelled Strong Automotive’s tremendous growth since 2004, now with 150+ 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 1,500+ 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

Partner

Josh Bradish is a founding member of XtreamService and brings to the table more than 20 years of retail experience with Hendrick Automotive Group.

Robin Fuller

Chief Operating Officer

Robin Fuller brings 20 years of advertising experience to Strong – 11 of which were spent in marketing with the largest publishing company in the U.S.

Michael Sundquist

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.

Sean McGovern

Chief Financial Officer

Sean McGovern leverages 20 years of experience in the financial field to lead the agency’s fiscal strategy.

Jason Waters

Vice President of Sales

With 20 years of automotive industry experience, Jason Waters oversees sales and customer relations for the agency’s dealer clients.

Liz Elder

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.

Stan Long

Vice President

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.

Anne Rambow

Vice President/National Accounts

Anne Rambow brings over 20 years of OEM experience in digital, direct mail, and CRM to the Strong team.

Sheila Grandy-Morrison

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.

Jason Clauer

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.

Megan Cesnick

Agency Administrative Director

Megan Cesnick leverages more than a decade of experience at Strong Automotive to lead agency administration and internal operations.

Holly Blalock

Art Director

Holly Blalock brings over a decade of advertising creative experience to the team, creating graphics that spur customers to action.

Katie Myers

Director of Organic Marketing

Katie Myers combines a passion for organic digital marketing with years of experience in multiple marketing director roles.

Avery Arthur

Director of Google Ad Services

By maximizing Strong’s Google Premier partnership, Avery Arthur drives digital advertising results for our dealers.

Gene Gill

Creative Director

Gene Gill has spent over 20 years as a creative in the automotive advertising industry serving both Tier 2 and Tier 3 clients.

Ivan Wright

Director of Technology

With nearly two decades of developer experience, Ivan Wright leads the agency’s technology strategy to achieve maximum efficiency and information security.