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Jenny Trostel Owner and President Saab of Baltimore to Join the Advisory Panel of Ask Patty

Published Dec 4th 2006, 8:32pm by Patty Streeter in Pressroom Press Releases

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) December 4, 2006 -- Ask Patty.Com, Inc., announced today that Jenny Trostel, Owner and President of Saab of Baltimore, will join the automotive advisory panel of industry-expert women for their new woman's portal, Ask Patty. The Ask Patty website at http://www.askpatty.com that launched June 8, 2006, provides a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics online.

Jenny Trostel grew up in Delaware. She graduated from Claymont High School and Goldey Beacom College with a B.A. in Accounting. When she was learning to drive, her father said "if you are going to drive them, you need to know how to fix them." Jenny spent a summer working on cars and working in the family business. After college, Jenny worked in banking for many years.

In May, 1999, Jenny opened Hunt Valley Saab with 2 business partners. In October, 2004, Jenny purchased the ownership from her 2 partners with the help of General Motors' Women's Retail Initiative and Motors Holding. In March 2006, the business changed its name to Saab of Baltimore. Jenny is the Principal Owner of Saab of Baltimore. Jenny Trostel is married and has two sons.

In her automotive advisory role, Ms. Trostel will respond to questions from consumer women on automotive related topics via the website. The Ask Patty interactive advice blog launched May 22, 2006.

Jenny Trostel Quote "I am so pleased to be a member of the Ask Patty Advisory panel," stated Jenny Trostel, Owner and President, Saab of Baltimore. "Helping women with their car buying and service experience is something that I enjoy doing. We depend on our vehicles, so we need to feel comfortable with the experience of buying and maintaining them. I hope that my advice will make the experience more pleasant."

"Jenny Trostel has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the car buying and selling process," says Jody DeVere, President of Ask Patty. DeVere continues, "She is a great addition to the Ask Patty Advisory Panel and will deepen the resources Ask Patty provides to consumer women." According to DeVere Ask Patty provides the safe environment for women to get advice and information needed to feel empowered and confident when they go to their local dealership for car service, repairs, maintenance and to negotiate and purchase a new or used vehicle.

Peter Martin, CEO of AskPatty.com adds, "Adding Jenny Trostel to the Ask Patty expert panel is coup. She is extremely well versed in the automotive industry and supports the advancement of women in automotive careers. She is a great example of a leader in her field."

About AskPatty.com, Inc.:
Ask Patty provides women consumers an opportunity to send questions about car buying, selling, repair and maintenance to a panel of expert automotive women and is a safe online place to share and discuss their car buying experiences. Women can submit posts directly to the Ask Patty website by going to the http://www.askpatty.com. The Ask Patty advisory panel of automotive expert women is headed up by Deborah Renshaw -- professional NASCAR driver, and is comprised of women who hold various leadership positions in the automotive industry.

Women purchase over 50% of all vehicles sold in the United States each year and influence 85% of the buying decisions, spending over $80 billion. Yet, shopping for and buying a car can be a challenge for women who are first time car buyers or for women who had a bad experience in the past with a car salesman or dealership.

Ask Patty is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can Ask Patty for automotive advice on the Ask Patty "Get Advice" blog by clicking here: Ask Patty Blog); Patty will typically reply back to you the same day. Selected questions and answers will be answered by the panel of automotive women experts for the benefit of all women.

AskPatty.com is endorsed and in partnership with CarsMagazine.com, (http://carsmagazine.com), a member and 2006 corporate sponsor of the Women's Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, (http://www.waai.com), on the Women's Board of the Car Care Council, (http://carcare.org), a SEMA member (http://www.SEMA.org) and a member of the SEMA Business Women's Networking Group.

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