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FUEL THE FRONTLINE WINNER

After Joan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cayey University in Puerto Rico, she had every intention of becoming a Spanish teacher. However, that changed in 2006 when her part-time job at Advance turned into a real profession. Fifteen years later, Joan is Advance’s General Manager for Puerto Rico and the recipient of 11 Fuel the Frontline awards. “I was a part-time salesperson at the Ponce store because I needed the money for my university,” she said. “That was right after Advance bought it from Western Auto. In a short time, I was promoted to Retail Parts Pro and then to Assistant Manager. Seven years ago, I became General Manager.” Joan said she loved working in customer service so much that her transition to full time was easy. “I worked in every part of the company, and I love helping my team members grow. So, I credit them for these accomplishments.” Joan also uses Fuel the Frontline as an example to motivate her team. “Being recognized with company stock shows the team that we work for an organization that not only values our efforts, but rewards us by providing an ownership stake in our company. It’s a powerful message that helps inspire us all to continue working hard.”

JOAN ACEVEDO GENERAL MANAGER, CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO YEARS AT ADVANCE : 18 LOCATION: ADVANCE AUTOMOTIVE HUB STORE IN CAGUAS

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