Kennedy to retire from General Motors

GM's Dan Kennedy, pictured here receiving the first-ever National Remarketing Executive of the Year Award, sent a message saying he would be retiring from General Motors later this year. (Photo by Jonathan Fredin)

Auto Remarketing received word on Friday morning that GM Remarketing manager Dan Kennedy announced his intention to retire from General Motors after nearly four decades with the OEM.

According to the message Kennedy distributed, he said, “As I write this, I am looking forward to a new chapter in my life. After 39 years with GM, I have announced to my management and team my intent to retire from GM.

“We are working to determine my final work date, which should be before June 1,” he continued. “I am looking forward to spending more time with my wife, daughter and son and their spouses, indulging in some charitable work and to see just where life takes me.”

Kennedy has been with General Motors since 1978, spending the past 31 years with the automaker’s remarketing organization.  He became manager of GM Remarketing in 2010, where he has led the company’s U.S. remarketing activities.

In 2013, Kennedy was the first-ever National Remarketing Executive of the Year; an honor presented by ServNet during Used Car Week’s National Remarketing Conference in San Diego.

“Nearly 31 years ago, I had the opportunity to start working in the GM Remarketing organization,” Kennedy said in the message obtained on Friday. “Through the years we have watched 15 million vehicles sell, while the industry and individuals evolved in the business.  We have seen organizations come and go and many individuals have moved on in the industry and into outside opportunities. 

“Over the years I have been very fortunate and blessed to develop many professional relationships as well as friendships with many of you,” he continued. “I cherish the past 31 years and sincerely appreciate all yours efforts over the years helping me, and the GM team, to be successful through some very interesting and challenging times.  I have very fond memories of these times, all the various adventures we have shared and our accomplishments.”

Kennedy’s work has also included time as finance manager for GM Fleet operations, and serving as special project manager for GM’s fleet distribution staff.

“Thank you for your friendship and all your support over the years and I wish you all success and best wishes,” Kennedy said.

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