Ask Patty has added three more excellent automotive women to our expert panel! Meet them here:
Plant-Lowe grew up in the automotive industry with her dad and four
brothers. Amy started working at the family shop, Plat's Auto Service,
in 1989 as the receptionist answering phones and greeting customers.
She quickly moved into the Service Advisor position. In 2001 her father
retired and Amy and her brother Spencer became owners. Amy's
responsibilities include Business Development, Marketing, Training and
Customer Relations. It is her goal to build knowledge with her
customers on vehicle maintenance, educate the public on the questions
that you must ask when having your vehicle worked on and teach women
how to develop a relationship with their mechanic.
Amy is an ASE Certified Service Advisor. She currently writes a monthly newsletter and has a column in Boulder Women's Magazine.
Borcherding has had her roots planted in the automobile industry for
over 25 years both for General Motors and her late father who owned a
dealership. Kim returned to Cincinnati where her late husband continued
to build the culture known as "The Borcherding Thing". The Borcherding
Family Name has been a recognized automobile brand in the Cincinnati
market for the past forty years. In her 6th year as President, Kim
Borcherding, is the third generation leadership.
Kim is active
in charities that serve health needs that have impacted her life. Kim
serves on several automobile industry boards. Most importantly, she has
a young daughter who always reminds her to view the world with faith
and through the eyes of a child.
Burnam Eubank graduated from Duke University in 1986 and soon came to
work in many different positions in the family Ford dealership. In 1991
she completed the National Automobile Dealers Association Dealer
Candidate Academy and in 1995 was awarded the Jaguar franchise in
Burnam is a past president of the Trident New
Car Dealers Association, past member of the Jaguar Business Operations
Council, past member of the Trident Hospital Board and is currently
serving on the Ford Credit Advisory Board. In 2002 she was named the
Jaguar Clubs of North America Dealer of the Year and has received the
prestigious Pride of Jaguar many different times. Burnam's Clumber
Spaniel, Winston, spends time at her store and wants everyone to know
that they are not only "female friendly" but also "pet friendly"!
their automotive advisory roles, Plant-Lowe, Borcherding, and Eubank
will respond to questions from consumer women on automotive related
topics via the website. The Ask Patty interactive advice blog launched
May 22, 2006.