Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CHICAGO - Sep 12, 2018 - The International Association of Women (IAW) recognizes Kimberly Skaggs as a 2018-2019 Influencer. She is acknowledged as a leader in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online networking platform with nearly one million members, 1000+ in person and virtual events, over 100 Local US-based Chapters and International Chapters in several cities in China.
“I’m pleased to welcome Kimberly into this exceptional group of professional women,” said IPDN President and IAW Spokesperson Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”
Kimberly Skaggs got her start in the automotive industry when she was young, working at a very small used-vehicle dealership. “It was a little car lot,” she said. “It was so small that I did everything, from detailing cars, answering the phone, selling vehicles, maintaining the floor plan, cleaning the bathrooms and handling the DMV portion of the sales cycle. I promptly fell in love with the automotive industry. I worked for an older gentleman who was a rough boss, a real tough cookie but he taught me everything he knew.”
…we are building a bombproof team of highly skilled professional people to continue our efforts to take the mystery out of vehicle title work.
Although she exited the industry to raise her children and help her husband run his business, Ms. Skaggs knew one day she would be back. Sure enough, once her kids were grown, she started working in the automotive industry again, only this time, she was the boss. “My company, 50 State DMV, LLC, offers commercial title and registration services to dealerships. It was born out of a necessity for providers of this type of service,” Ms. Skaggs said. “We slowly developed the process over a four-year period and officially launched the company formally at the beginning of 2018.”
As CEO of the company, Ms. Skaggs uses her expansive knowledge of and passion for the industry along with her leadership skills as she acts as both a cheerleader and a researcher. “I actively search out examples to applaud and support all efforts to improve the industry,” she said. “As far as the cheerleader portion, we are building a bombproof team of highly skilled professional people to continue our efforts to take the mystery out of vehicle title work.”
Self-motivated and results driven to succeed, Ms. Skaggs has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for success. She doesn’t mind a challenge, in fact, the bigger the challenge, the better. She keeps a journal where she lists her goals and dreams and proudly admits she has recently achieved one of her biggest goals. “I wrote a book, Title Clerk Master Course, which is available as an e-book or a paperback version,” Ms. Skaggs said. “It is a very niche book and I am pleased to report that since its release, it is purchased at least once a day. From that book, I have developed an online training course, which has been released for pre-sale.”
Ms. Skaggs is also a VFR Private Pilot. “Anyone can fly, I can land,” she said jokingly.
Awards & Accomplishments: Associate’s, New Mexico State University-Alamogordo, Business Administration and Management; member of the North American Automobile Trade Association, the New Mexico Independent Automotive Dealers Association and the National Independent Automotive Dealers Association
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The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides nearly one million women the forum, professional development and services needed to thrive in an interconnected world. Through 100+ local chapters, International Chapters in several cities in China and 1000+ in person and virtual events, members cultivate valuable connections, develop professionally, and promote themselves and their businesses. Founded in Chicago in 2017, IAW is a division of Professional Diversity Network, Inc., an online network tailored to provide diverse professionals in the United States with access to employment opportunities.
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