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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dealerskins, a Web site solutions provider for dealers, recently promoted one of its executives to development manager. Assuming the role is Steve Blades, who has been with Dealerskins since 2005.

Blades started with the company as a Web developer, building applications, managing large upgrades to Dealerskins' core application framework and helping with infrastructure migration.

Dealerskins also mentioned that Blades recently was inducted into the Adobe Community of Professionals. The company noted that it's a program for experts who have served as active contributors to the Adobe community by engaging in forums, being involved in technical support in their community, writing articles for professional publications and conducting Adobe product presentations.

"Steve is extremely dedicated to the growth and development of Dealerskins," stated George Nenni, vice president of Dominion Dealer Solutions and general manager for Dealerskins.

"He's also very passionate about the tech industry and is a loyal, enthusiastic team leader," Nenni added.

Before joining Dealerskins, Blades was an intelligence analyst with the National Security Agency, served nine years in the U.S. Army and worked as the IT director for Seacrets.