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Jim Ziegler Selected For Opening Conference Keynote at AutoCon 2012

Jim Ziegler Selected For Opening Conference Keynote at AutoCon 2012

First Class Educators is excited to announce that Jim Ziegler has been selected as the opening night Keynote Speaker at the 2012 AutoCon Conference and Expo.

Jim will kick off this groundbreaking automotive conference at 5pm on September 5, 2012.   With over 34 years of experience in the automobile industry, Jim has trained over 100,000 Dealer’s, GSM’s, Sales and Finance Manager’s as well as Sales Professionals.

“There is no better person than Jim Ziegler to open this fresh, innovative conference with a bang!” remarked Carrie Hemphill, Executive Director of First Class Educators.

Jim was recently honored with the automotive industry’s “Passion Award” at the 2012 Digital Marketing Strategies Conference (DMSC) for his long career and dedication to serving the interests of car dealers and automotive entrepreneurs.

After his electrifying keynote address, Ziegler will pass the microphone to long time industry friend, and former President of General Motors, Bill Lovejoy.  Bill will address the hundreds of automotive professionals that have made a commitment to excellence and to grow their businesses by attending AutoCon 2012.

Later in the first evening of AutoCon, the 2012 Automotive Website Awards will be presented at 7:00 pm.  The annual awards recognize the very best products and services offered to car dealers.  The AWA’s are the automotive industry’s “Academy Awards” for technology, design, and innovation.  Details on the awards ceremony can be found at

Jim is also the author of “The Prosperity Equation, New Millennium Edition“, which acts as a “tool” to teach readers how to think, talk and act like a successful professional and addresses the financial advantages that comes to those that do.

He has also earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional designation with the NSA (National Speaking Association), which is the highest obtainable level.

For more than 14 years Jim was featured monthly columnist in DEALER Magazine with his very popular and always controversial column “The Dealer Advocate.”  Extremely popular with the Dealers and respected by the factories and industry insiders, the man has become an in-demand celebrity speaker in the retail automobile industry.

There’s nobody else quite like him. They’ll tell you Jim Ziegler is honest, intellectual, and sincere.  They will also say that James A. Ziegler is the best there is in the U.S. retail automobile business today.

For more information on Jim Ziegler, please visit


About AutoCon 2012

AutoCon was born from the widely popular Automotive Digital Marketing Professional Community (ADM) created by Ralph Paglia and the industry’s largest automotive social networking site,, created by Chris Saraceno and Mike Myers.  For the first time, these professional networks, which boast over 14 thousand members, will move their online conversations, education and discussions to an educational conference format.

AutoCon 2012 is expected to be the largest event of the year for the automotive industry with an unprecedented line-up of high quality speakers, workshops, learning labs and exhibition space.

Readers can download a full color brochure with details on Autocon 2012:  AutoCon Brochure 

AutoCon 2012 is being produced by First Class Educators (FCE), a leading event planning company whose events have earned the highest the highest dealer and supplier ratings in the automotive industry.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit  or contact Carrie Hemphill at 908-601-6475.

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Comment by Glenn Pasch on June 10, 2012 at 4:23am

Great Choice. Jim is a great example of the passion and integrity we all work to exhibit each day.

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