Amy Newport, Community Outreach and Employee Engagement Manager – Oregon
Amy joined the Kendall family in 2005. As a child she wanted to be either a child psychologist, teacher, or something that would allow her to be an advocate for children. Who knew that starting a career in the automotive industry would afford her the opportunity to do just that!
Those that know Amy would definitely describe her as ambitious, magnetic, and determined. So it’s no surprise that when she was told car sales was not for women, she jumped at the opportunity to prove that theory wrong. It didn’t take long for Amy to not only blow it out of the water, but to also make an impression on management. She quickly moved from sales and began working on Kendall’s branding process, then became a corporate training official, soon after managed digital marketing, until Kendall created what she calls her “dream Job”, as the Employee Engagement and Community Outreach Manager.
Amy has an uncanny knack for developing projects and events that benefit both the community and Kendall Auto Group. She is very innovative in leveraging our assets to get the most of our investment into the community and has the type of contagious energy to motivate others to jump in and also help.
Away from work, Amy enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband have been together since she was 18 – together they have four amazing boys, the cutest grandson, and FINALLY a girl with the addition of their adorable granddaughter . If Amy is not watching or coaching one of her boys various sports teams, its likely she is enjoying the outdoors hiking, floating the river, or attempting to golf.
In addition to Amy’s already full plate, she somehow finds time to serve on the Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley Board of Directors, the Relief Nursery Leadership Board, the Eugene Emeralds Foundation, the Choose Joy Foundation, the Shadow Hills Country Club Board of Directors, and she’s the founder of the Christmas for Kids foundation.
Amy is a roll up her sleeves, lead by example, magnetic, genuine and encouraging leader. She is motivated by challenges and any opportunity to make a real difference. It’s because of these attributes that she has been awarded a long list of accolades, including the 2015 Lane County Volunteer of the Year, the 2015 Eugene Chamber of Commerce Woman Business Leader of the Year Finalist, MOM Magazine Cover Mom, and she won the 2018 Eugene 20 Under 40 Rising Business Star Award.
When we asked Amy how she does it all she laughed and said, “You just do it! I won’t lie, its not easy…and I don’t get near enough sleep. That being said, I work hard to keep a balanced life. Which means making quality time with my husband a priority, squeezing in much needed time with my girlfriends, and most importantly, ensuring that my children always have the front seat.”
We are so lucky that Amy is a part of our Kendall family. Be on the look out for what she has planned next for Kendall.