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Ken Hicks and Mariano Rivera – The Automotive and Baseball Duo Hit a Home Run

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New York Metropolitan - Mariano Rivera, Hall of Fame baseball player, and Ken Hicks, leading automotive entrepreneur, celebrate the grand opening of their second dealership, Mariano Rivera Honda in Port Jefferson Station, NY. This venture follows the enormous success of their first collaboration, Mariano Rivera Toyota, one of the Northeast's most successful dealerships.

Starting as a showroom salesperson at East Coast Nissan in 1982, Ken Hicks has distinguished himself in the auto industry for over four decades. His love for the industry, first instilled in him by his mother in a time when few women dared to enter the male-dominated field, led him to become the youngest-ever General Manager of Crabtree Auto in 1985. He then continued his rise, leading Acura of Westchester as its General Manager for 33 years.

In 2015, a chance friendship with Mariano Rivera led to an unexpected partnership and the establishment of Mariano Rivera Toyota. The unique pairing of Hicks' business acumen and Rivera's star power resulted in not just impressive sales figures but also in raising over $1 million for Rivera's charity, through a contribution of $50 from every car sold.

"The people you surround yourself with is the most important part of business,” says Ken Hicks, a believer in empowering others and building strong partnerships, "There are givers and there are takers - surround yourself with givers." This ethos, combined with a shared commitment to philanthropy, solidified the successful partnership between Rivera and Hicks.

Together, they continue to challenge the status quo and aim to set new standards for automotive dealerships. As the auto industry evolves, Ken Hicks's inspiring journey from salesperson to recognized industry leader remains a testament to resilience, innovation, and the transformative power of unlikely partnerships.

With his customer-centric approach, collaborative spirit, and unwavering passion for the industry, Hicks continues to inspire the next generation of automotive leaders, demonstrating that the sky's the limit in the industry if you're willing to work hard.

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