Leadership Change, Community Outreach Planned for Sterling Motorcars

From left to right: Paul White, President/CEO & Thomas A. Moorehead, Owner/Chairman

“I welcome handing over the Sterling Motorcars’ keys to Paul who possesses my drive and passion for the community as well as the business.” Thomas A. Moorehead Owner and CEO Sterling Motorcars

April 10, 2019

Thomas A. Moorehead, the first Black Dealer in the country of Rolls Royce, Lamborghini and McLaren, has transitioned from President and CEO to Owner and Chairman of Sterling Motorcars. As an African American business owner, he has been contributing to the economy of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area since March of 2001. Of note, Moorehead was also the former chairman of NAMAD, The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers.

Former President of AutoNation Dallas Fort Worth Market, Paul White, is the now the new President and CEO of Sterling Motorcars appointed directly by Moorehead. White leads by Rosalynn Carter’s quote: “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”

White is enriching and advancing Moorehead’s vision of community service while spearheading the expansion and growth of Sterling Motorcars. Much like what White has done in the past, he is thrilled to be implementing the Sterling Community C.A.R.E. Program (Community, Assurance, Reliability and Excellence) making a difference by giving to non-profits, local organizations, and schools. This program will begin with the faith-based community identifying single parents in need of transportation.

White attributes most of his success to his mentor, the late automotive giant and successful businessman, Cecil Van Tuyl. Under Van Tuyl’s tutelage, White became one of his youngest partners at the age of Thirty-two. White rose quickly in the ranks and generated record-breaking profits and numerous national and local awards. From there, he worked around the country increasing sales, expanding stores and aiding those less fortunate. Said Moorehead, “I welcome handing over the Sterling Motorcars keys to Paul. He possesses my drive and passion for the community as well as the business. I look forward to semi-retirement and focusing more time on Moorehead Properties.”

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Author: Prakash Poojary

Business Analyst

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