Vince Sheehy, President & CEO of Sheehy Auto Stores, worked his way up from various positions at the company his father, Vince Sheehy, Sr., founded in 1965.
Prior to joining his family’s business, Vince spent eight years in marketing and sales for such companies as Yoplait Yogurt and Gold Medal Flour. He had the early vision in 1987 to apply his marketing and sales savvy to help expand Sheehy Auto Stores from one dealership to what is now 23 stores located from Baltimore, MD to Richmond, VA. Sheehy Auto Stores is now the 29th largest dealer group in the nation and the largest retailer of Ford and Nissan in the region. Other franchises include Honda, Lincoln, Subaru, INFINITI, Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, and Harley-Davidson.
In 1990, he became General Manager of Sheehy Auto Stores’ second dealership in Springfield and in 1998 he took the helm as President & CEO.
Each year, the company donates more than $200,000 a year to a select charity through a 50-day campaign (the Sheehy 8000) in which more than 8000 cars are sold dealership-wide. The American Heart Association has been the recipient of this for the past several years. In addition to the Sheehy 8000 and annual dealership-wide food and toy drives during the holidays, each dealership is encouraged to support numerous charities and community organizations year ‘round.
On a personal level, Vince Sheehy and his wife are committed to expanding educational opportunities for the underprivileged through gifts of money and time to organizations including the Washington Jesuit Academy, Inner City Consortium, Gonzaga High School Capital Campaign, and Georgetown Prep Annual Giving.
Sheehy’s customer-centric approach has earned their stores some of the most coveted awards in the industry. Each Sheehy Ford store is Blue Oval Certified; Sheehy’s Glen Burnie, Manassas and Annapolis Nissan stores have earned Nissan's Owner First Award for their achievements in customer satisfaction. In addition, Sheehy’s Honda store is a past President's award winner; their Lexus store has earned the highest awards give by Lexus and is a "Lexus Elite" award winner; and Sheehy Infiniti is an Award of Excellence winner.
Vince Sheehy has served on various boards and is a member of many organizations and has been recognized as a leader in the industry to include NADA, VADA, WANADA, Insurance Trust (past Chairman), Dealer Education Foundation (past Chairman), Ford President’s Circle, Ford National Marketing Dealer Advisory Board, Ford Dealer Advertising Fund (Vice Chairman), Nissan Circle of Excellence (2003, 2005), Nissan Award of Excellence (2003, 2005), Elite of Lexus (2004, 2005), Subaru Stellar Performer (2005), Northwood Education Award (2004), and E-Dealer of the Year Award (2003, 2004, 2005).