For 2011 Mercedes-Benz USA held a “Beyond the Walkaround” Competition for salespeople to test our product knowledge, presentation skills and customer interactions. I competed at the Market Level and Regional Level to advance to the National Finals held in November in New York City at Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan. The four finalists, one each from the Northeast, Southern, Central and Western Regions presented the ML-Class to the Exectutive Management Team of Mercedes-Benz USA as well as our Learning & Performance training team. I placed second at the National Level this year and was presented with this unique trophy by President & CEO Herbert Werner and VP of Sales Mike Slagter. It was an honor to represent Atlanta Classic Cars and the Southern Region at the National Level. It was a great experience and I will certainly put the product knowledge and sales skills to use! Thank you to everyone who organized this great competition.