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LAS VEGAS – Alabama dealer Tracy Shields Jones is named TIME Magazine’s Quality Dealer of the Year, making her the first woman to win the award.

Shields Jones, president of Century Automotive Group in Huntsville, AL, manages six franchises.

Other finalists for the award included David L. Cox of Noblesville, IN; Peggy A. Proko of Nashua, NH; Lisa J. Schomp of Littleton, CO; and David C. Wintrode of Manahawkin, NJ.

Shields Jones says she considers herself fortunate to work in a “great community.”

“I’m able to come to work every day with 130 people who care about me, and I care about them,” she said. “It’s been a great life and a great career.”

Shields Jones’ husband, George, is general manager of the dealership. The couple has three children.