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Local Address: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Company Description: Bob Ross offers Auto Service and Car Repair at our GMC and Buick locations and we have a redesigned Mercedes-Benz Service Center serving Centerville, Dayton,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA candidate
    Wright State University
  • undergraduate degree , Sociology
    Emory University
  • National Automobile Dealers Association
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Web References
Jenell Ross - ..., 16 Jan 2015 [cached]
Jenell Ross - President
Jenell Ross President
Our Team at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville, 3 Feb 2015 [cached]
Jenell Ross
Dealer Principal 937-433-2698
Jenell R. Ross is the President of the Mercedes-Benz of Centerville, Ohio. Mercedes-Benz of Centerville is the first African-American owned Mercedes-Benz Dealership in the world. Currently, Mercedes-Benz of Centerville has the distinction of being the only Mercedes-Benz dealership owned by an African American Woman. Jenell has been in her role since theuntimely death of her father, Robert P. Ross Sr. in 1997.
Jenell not only serves her customers, but the community in general, sitting on a vast number of boards and committees.
Jenell earned her bachelor degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also an avid golfer, swimmer and enjoys travelling.
News Release, 8 Feb 2013 [cached]
DAYTON, Ohio - Feb. 08, 2013 - The Reynolds and Reynolds Company joins others in congratulating Jenell Ross, president of Bob Ross Buick, GMC, Mercedes-Benz and Fiat in Centerville, Ohio, on assuming the 2013 chair of the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA).
"Jenell is an outstanding leader in her business, in the industry, and in the community," said Ron Lamb, president of Reynolds and Reynolds.
"I've known and worked with Jenell over the years and applaud her new leadership role for the association."
The Bob Ross family of dealerships is a long-time Reynolds customer, and Jenell Ross previously has served on the Reynolds and Reynolds Customer Advisory Board.
Lamb noted that Ross previously had been recognized twice as Black Enterprise magazine's Auto Dealer of the Year.
Jenell Ross accepted the leadership role of the Bob Ross dealerships in July 1997 after the death of her father Bob Ross, Sr., who started the family-owned business in 1974 in Richmond, Ind.
AIADA - American International Automobile Dealers Association: Board of Directors, 12 Aug 2007 [cached]
Jenell Ross
Jenell R. Ross is the Dealer Operator and Vice President for the Bob Ross Dealerships in Centerville, Ohio.The Bob Ross Dealerships include four franchises: Buick, GMC, HUMMER, and Mercedes-Benz.The Bob Ross Dealerships acquired the HUMMER franchise in 2002.Ms. Ross directs a team of managers representing the operational departments within the dealership.These include sales, service, parts, body shop, financing, and accounting.Jenell develops long-range goals, objectives and policies for the Bob Ross Dealerships and works to maintain an open atmosphere of communication for more than 120 employees.
Jenell is currently an MBA candidate at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.Her undergraduate degree in Sociology is from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.In addition to her University studies Ms. Ross has completed the General Motors Dealer Management Development Program and is a graduate of the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer Candidate Academy.
Ms. Ross accepted the leadership role of the dealerships in July 1997 after the untimely death of her father Bob Ross Sr., who started the family owned business in 1974 in Richmond, Indiana.
Under Jenell's leadership the Bob Ross franchises continue to rank as a leader in Buick, GMC, HUMMER and Mercedes-Benz sales and customer service.
Jenell is married to Anthony Hall, D.D.S. and is an active member of the Miami Valley community personally and on behalf of the dealership.
Jenell is an active member of the Dayton Area Auto Dealers Association, the National Automobile Dealers Association, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, General Motors Minority Dealers Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Beta Eta Omega Chapter, a member of the Dayton Chapter of the Links, Inc., and Trinity Presbyterian Church.Jenell serves as a Board Member for the Diversity Council for Centerville-Washington Township, and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.Jenell is also a board member for a National Organization, The American International Automobile Dealers Association representing Mercedes-Benz for a third term.She has also served as a board member for the Dayton Area Auto Dealers Association, the Dayton Development Coalition, the South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce, Reynolds and Reynolds Customer Advisory Board, and the Montgomery County Economic Development Committee
Our Board, 12 July 2014 [cached]
Jenell Ross
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