MEET THE 2020 CHAIRMAN
Owner Olathe Dodge and Lee’s Summit Dodge
This yearâ€™s Auto Show Chairman Kevin Lawyer got his start in the car business the old-fashioned way â€” by starting as a salesman and working his way up through each department in the dealership. Over 26 years, he learned every aspect of the business and became Used Car Manager, New Car Manager, Finance Manager, General Sales Manager, and General Manager. Heâ€™s now the owner of two successful Kansas City dealerships, Olathe Dodge and Lee’s Summit Dodge.
The dealerships, part of the Landers McLarty Group from Dallas, employ more than 265 people and have been recognized with some of the industryâ€™s most prestigious awards including the Customer First Award for Excellence. Olathe Dodge is the highest volume Dodge dealer in Kansas City and has been the Dealer Rater Dealer of the Year in Kansas for five years in a row. The awards are a reflection of Kevinâ€™s management philosophy of always putting the customer first.
â€œI feel blessed to be able to work and live in Kansas City and all of our employees love being part of the community. We go to work every day looking forward to not only taking care of our customers but also giving back through being involved with local charities,â€Â said Kevin.
Kevin is active in professional and philanthropic organizations and serves as the Chairman of the Greater Kansas City Automobile Dealers Association and on the Chrysler Regional Dealer Council and the Dealer Advisory Board for Chrysler Capital. When heâ€™s not busy at the dealerships and enjoys hiking, cycling, fishing, traveling, fast cars, and spending time with his three grandchildren.