Kevin I. Parker is the Managing Partner of The Garber Automotive Group in the Rochester NY location as of November 2011. His lifelong career of over 34 years has been the automotive business; Kevin has been with the Garber Automotive Group since 2001.
While living in Midland, MI & managing Garber Chevrolet, Kevin has worked passionately in the community to make it his home through his business activities and many community involvements. His volunteer activities and Board memberships include: United Way Capital Campaign Chairman; Midland Chamber of Commerce Chairman; Junior Achievement and recipient of the JA Rising star award; Midland Noon Rotary Club; Recipient of the Rotary Governor’s Award, and the Golden Goose award; Midland Blooms committee member; Partnership for Education member and the recipient of the J. Kermit Campbell Award which is awarded to an individual who is dedicated to the development of business and educational partnerships. Kevin is a graduate of Leadership Midland, an alumni member of the 1000 Leader’s Program, and a graduate of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Leadership Institute.
He is currently on the board of the Rochester Automobile Dealer Association (RADA) and is the auctioneer for the annual sunshine rotary camp Gala fund raiser. He also is a member of the Rochester Rotary.
Kevin has been married to his bride Kris for 32 years and they have three children; Brandon, Kassidy and Madison. He is also a proud grandfather to Zoey (3) and Zayn (1) Parker.
When not working, Kevin enjoys being outdoors with his family and friends boating and playing golf.
I been a sales consultant with Acura of Rochester for over 10 years. I was born and bred in Chicago, IL. After attending the University of Illinois for 2 years, I enlisted in the US Army. After basic and advanced training, I was assigned to Korea for 13 months. I applied for and was accepted as a member of the Eighth Army Honor Guard. On my return to the US I was assigned to Ft. Totten in Queens, NY. It was there I met my future bride, and this past June we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We have 4 grown Daughters along with one granddaughter and one grandson. While in the Service and after my discharge, I attended night classes and graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a BSBA degree. I continued night classes to earn my associate in Risk Management designation, After the Service, I worked as a fire protection engineer for a major HPR Insurer. After 13 years, I switched to Risk Management and held several Senior Risk Management and Employee benefit positions with major national and international corporations. I have also been employed as a Property and Casualty Insurance broker, a Life and Health Insurance Agent, and an Auto and Home Insurance Agent prior to entering Auto Sales. I worked for both Hyundai and Chevrolet dealerships prior to joining the Acura team. At Acura, we believe in always doing what is right for the customer, and this has been expanded even more since the transition over to Garber Automotive. Garber is the only organization that I have worked for that not only prints what their values are, but actually lives by them. I am an extremely proud to be a part of the Garber organization. In my spare time, I enjoy Golf, and various activities with my family.