When Mindy Holman joined family-owned Holman Enterprises in 1986, she followed in the footsteps of her grandfather Steward and father Joseph, who currently serves as Holman Enterprises’ chairman emeritus. Today, Mindy Holman is Holman Enterprises’ chairman of the board.
On Nov. 6, fleet services provider ARI, which is a subsidiary of Holman Enterprises, announced that the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council has given national certification to ARI as a women’s business enterprise.
Now that ARI has received the certification, its customers can classify their payments to ARI as Tier 1 Diversity Spend, which ARI says can “further diversify their organizations’ supply chain.”
The company says it is the first and only full-service, global fleet management provider to receive certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
Steward C. Holman founded Holman Enterprises in 1924 as a single Ford dealership in New Jersey, and through steady growth over nine decades, it now comprises six business units, including ARI, that support various automotive industry sectors.
Earlier this year, Holman Enterprises was also certified as a women’s business enterprise.
Mindy Holman is one of several women to hold key posts in the organization. Her cousin, Kathy Andreola Mullin, is executive vice president and chief legal officer for the company. Mullin’s sister, Susan Andreola Moonan, previously served in several finance roles for the company. Moonan remains a key stakeholder of the organization.
ARI notes that WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Enterprise Center East is a meticulous process. That process includes an in-depth review of the business and site inspection and is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
“By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs,” ARI said in a news release.