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Ryan Troncalli

Troncalli Automotive Group
Cumming, Georgia

(New York, NY, October 18, 2022) – The nomination of Ryan Troncalli, dealer principal at Troncalli Automotive Group, a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Subaru dealership in Cumming, Georgia, for the 2023 TIME Dealer of the Year award was announced today by TIME.

Troncalli is one of a select group of 48 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 106th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Show in Dallas, Texas, on January 27, 2023.

The TIME Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious and highly coveted honors. The award recognizes the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a long-standing commitment to community service. Troncalli was chosen to represent the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association in the national competition – one of only 48 auto dealers nominated for the 54th annual award from more than 16,000 nationwide.

Troncalli is a third-generation family-owned dealer/operator, and a 1995 graduate of Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, with a degree in economics. He started working at his family’s dealership at the age of 11 stocking parts. By the time he returned from college, he had worked in all departments and began to formally train in sales and F&I (Finance & Insurance).

When his father was ready to play a lesser role, Troncalli was prepared to transition toward a buyout. Today, he oversees five Georgia dealership locations in Cumming, Kennesaw, Royston and Warner Robins, representing brands Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Troncalli says he is currently in the final stages of acquiring a sixth dealership and enjoying his career too much to consider it as the final addition to his dealership group.

An active member of NADA, where he is currently NADA PAC state chair, Troncalli also contributes his expertise to the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association, where he has served as chair and on the board of directors.

On a local level, Troncalli currently serves as treasurer for Alliance Française, a French language and cultural center, and chair for the Greater Atlanta chapter of the SS United States Conservancy, a group dedicated to preserving the historic ship. Troncalli is also an Eagle Scout, currently serves as a board member of the GADA Workers’ Compensation Fund, and for 17 years, he was an instructor for United States Power Squadrons, an organization that promotes boat safety.

Other organizations Troncalli supports include Jesse’s House (a local shelter in Cumming for teen girls who are experiencing abuse or neglect in their homes); Camp Twin Lakes (camp programs for Georgia children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other life challenges); and Beyond Limits Therapeutic Riding (therapeutic horseback riding and other services for children and adults). He says the most rewarding benefit of his automotive career has been the opportunity to give back to the community.

Dealers are nominated by the executives of state and metro dealer associations around the country. A panel of faculty members from the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan will select one finalist from each of the four NADA regions and one national Dealer of the Year. Three finalists will receive $5,000 for their favorite charities and the winner will receive $10,000 to give to charity, donated by Ally.

In its 12th year as exclusive sponsor, Ally also will recognize dealer nominees and their community efforts by contributing $1,000 to each nominee’s 501(c)3 charity of choice. Nominees will be recognized on, which highlights the philanthropic contributions and achievements of TIME Dealer of the Year nominees.

“For over 50 years, TIME has been committed to recognizing the impact of automotive dealers on their communities with the TIME Dealer of the Year award," said Edward Felsenthal, editor in chief and CEO, TIME. "We are proud to continue the legacy of honoring these works of service with our partners at Ally.”

Doug Timmerman, president of dealer financial services, Ally, said, “Auto dealers across the country who are nominated for this award each year are committed to not only doing it right and leading in a rapidly changing automotive industry but to strengthening their communities through giving back. The TIME Dealer of the Year program celebrates dealers who are the role models of the retail auto industry for their continuous efforts to lift up and support their employees, customers and communities.”

Troncalli was nominated for the TIME Dealer of the Year award by Lea Kirschner, president and CEO of the Georgia Automobile Dealers Association. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children.