Troy Graff

Troy is our Dealer Development Manager serving the DFW area. Troy’s background with the Automotive Industry allows him to identify forward thinking dealerships and partner with them to integrate the AAG Mentored Apprenticeship program into service centers. Troy has worked with the NIADA and around the Automotive Industry for 18 years. He is an expert […]

Todd McGinnity

Todd leads our Midwest Career Development & Workforce Solutions. Todd retired from a 17 year career in the U.S. Army where he performed military operations and federal criminal investigations. Todd has traveled the world networking and coordinating with people of all cultures and backgrounds. His extensive background in counseling, mentoring, leadership and motivation help fast […]

Shaun Smith

Shaun leads our Texas Career Development & Workforce Solutions. He serves dealerships to help implement and create a pipeline of apprentices into service centers. Shaun is a Master Technician, College Professor, and has worked with Ford on workforce solutions. His passion for the Automotive Industry, skills, and knowledge are helping AAG transform the way America […]

Kim Payne-Blaschke

Kim comes from a successful background in organizational development and training. She has worked with major retailers to help craft and create effective pipeline development for leadership roles as well as define hiring needs to align with individual market demand. She has been a keynote speaker for the National Leadership Institute and served on community […]

Conner Neal

Conner is the Career Development Manager serving the Midwest. Conner spear heads recruitment efforts and works with schools, community organizations, military, workforce development offices, and more to ensure AAG finds the best quality apprentices to bring to the industry. Conner specializes in softskills development and works with prospective apprentices to ensure they receive the mentorship […]

Joe Atkinson

Joe has worked in and with the Automotive industry for more than 35 years. He and his business partner opened Stith-Atkinson Advertising in 1983. This full-service advertising agency provided marketing services for a variety of local, regional and national accounts that represented a variety of industries including national automotive, sporting goods, automotive dealerships, pharmaceutical companies, […]