SARASOTA, Fla. — In response to growing demand, Leedom and Associates said it has added a new twenty group moderator and consultant.

The firm recently named Robert Selby as a twenty group moderator and special finance consultant. According to officials, Selby will lead the firm's special finance training operation, in addition to moderating dealer twenty groups. He will be based at the firm's headquarters in Sarasota, Fla.

"Robert Selby has a great pedigree in our industry and brings a wealth of experience to our team," said Chris Leedom, president of Leedom Group, which is the parent company of Leedom and Associates.

"He has truly worn all the hats in a dealership and is a very seasoned, experienced individual. As we expand, we truly wanted to find a number one draft pick, and that is definitely Bob. His contribution to our success will be felt immediately," he continued.

Selby is a 14-year veteran of the automotive sales and finance industry, according to the company. Having worked on the lender side of the business, as well as a general manager and dealer principal who specialized in subprime finance, his background will significantly enhance Leedom and Associates growing list of automotive services, executives indicated.

"I am very excited to be a part of such a great organization," Selby said. "Everyone here is driven to provide the best possible services to our clients and I am proud to join this team."