National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers Names CDK Global’s Kathy Gilbert as Woman of the Year

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National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers Names CDK Global’s Kathy Gilbert as Woman of the Year

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., – August 12, 2016 – Supporting minority and women-owned dealerships has been a focus for CDK Global’s Kathy Gilbert during her more than 20-year career in the automotive industry. Recently, her dedication and passion earned recognition by the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers as their Woman of the Year.

“Kathy is a tireless advocate and champion for diversity across our industry,” said Brian MacDonald, chief executive officer at CDK Global. “She knows the value it brings to our customers. Her commitment to supporting minority and women-owned dealers is unparalleled.”

This award, given annually since 2001, recognizes the woman whose heroism, longevity and advancement in the automotive industry serves as a shining example of the contributions women make at the highest levels of business leadership.

“Kathy is well deserving of this award because of her experience, commitment and dedication to assisting the advancement of ethnic minority dealers are key attributes to her success,” said Damon Lester, president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers.

Kathy Gilbert is currently a director of sales and business development for CDK Global. She serves as a board member for Women in Automotive and has been a member of Women’s Automotive Association International for nearly 10 years.

About CDK Global
With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global (Nasdaq: CDK) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on evolving the automotive retail experience, CDK Global provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving more than 27,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. CDK’s solutions automate and integrate all parts of the dealership and buying process from targeted digital advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insuring, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles. Visit

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