Francis Borts, a 36-year-old member of the Corwin Automotive Leadership Team, was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Breaking the mold: This millennial's got drive

by Eve Pyle | Originally posted on January 18, 2017

Francis Borts, a 36-year-old member of the Corwin Automotive Leadership Team, was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A self-proclaimed Air Force Brat, as a kid he called Albuquerque, Arkansas, Iowa, and Idaho home. Francis went to college at Mayville State University in Mayville, North Dakota where he played football for the Comets and studied to become a teacher, changing his major to Coaching/Sports Management with one year remaining in his collegiate career upon realizing education was not his passion.

Not long after graduation, and a chance encounter on Corwin Automotive’s car lot while shopping for a car with a member of the sales team, Francis began his career with the dealership. He became part of the Corwin Automotive Team in 2006 as a member of the sales team. Two years into his time with Corwin, he became a Sales Manager and held the position for six years. A new opening at a partner dealership led Francis to become a General Sales Manager two years ago and as of January 1, 2017, he was promoted to General Manager and Partner of a Corwin dealership in Omaha, Nebraska.

What has led to Francis’ determination, drive, and loyalty to Corwin Automotive? “I like that it’s a family-owned company, not a corporation. The open-door policy and being able to walk into the owner’s office if I have a problem, question, or concern is something that is very important to me. It’s something you can’t do at the corporate level and something that the culture here invites. I also like that Corwin is very process-oriented. Structure is something that’s almost second nature to me given my upbringing and background in athletics, so the fit with the process-driven culture is very appealing, as well.”

Francis’ new role as GM and Partner in Omaha, Nebraska is a challenge he welcomes and is extremely excited to embark upon. Coming from one of the oldest Dodge dealerships in the nation, Francis’ position at the dealership in Omaha will require him to promote the Corwin brand, attract new clientele, and align the vision of the new dealership with that of its predecessors. While he doesn’t have to completely change the culture of the dealership, he realizes there will be some “tweaks” that need to be made. Francis feels prepared to take on this new role thanks, in part, to his work with Solutions 21. Read the rest at the Solutions 21 Blog >

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