Tarry Shebesta, CEO of Automobile Consumer Services, Inc. (ACS), was presented with the 2022 National Vehicle Leasing Association’s (NVLA) Clemens-Pender Lessor of the Year Award during NVLA’s annual conference in Tucson Arizona.
The annual Clemens-Pender Lessor of the Year started in 1977 and is the highest honor to be awarded by NVLA, according to the association. The award memorializes two pioneers of the vehicle leasing industry that formed the early roots of NVLA, Frank Pender and Jack Clemens, who exemplified the highest standards of the industry. The award is given to the NVLA member lessor who best exemplifies the highest standards of professional conduct, dedication to the association and industry, hard work, and ethics.
Shebesta joined NVLA in 2000, and by 2002 was nominated to the board. Five years later, he took the reins as president for NVLA’s 40th anniversary year, the first time an Ohio member has become president. Shebesta is NVLA’s longest active serving board member at 20 years. He’s held multiple board positions, chaired many committees, written industry articles, taught seminars, and helped navigate the organization through the industry crash of 2008.
“I’m honored to receive this prestigious NVLA award and humbled to be in the same company as past honorees,” said Tarry Shebesta. “My passion for bringing innovative solutions to the leasing industry has only been possible with the collaborative efforts of colleagues and fellow board members.“
Shebesta is a 30-plus year veteran, pioneer, and subject matter expert in the auto, powersports, RV, and marine industries with many technological firsts in online digital marketing, personalized shopping, and digital retailing.
In 2023, Shebesta is in line again to serve as NVLA president.