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Jason Villa, general manager of Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood, has been named one of Automotive News’ 40 Under 40. This annual program honors 40 dynamic individuals at automotive dealerships who are under the age of 40.

“We pride ourselves on our leadership, and Jason shows a combination of business drive, commitment to excellence and dedication to both his employees and the community. We’re proud to have him as a member of our team,” said Ray Reilly, senior vice president of operations, Larry H. Miller Dealerships.

Automotive News received nominations from across the U.S. and Canada and identified outstanding performers in a large field of high-quality talent at dealerships. These bright stars are profiled in the just released July 17 issue of Automotive News. Villa was also selected as one of five honorees to discuss best practices during an interactive online discussion on July 20.

“The 40 Under 40 program recognizes dealership employees who display strong leadership skills and are qualified, top performers” said Mary Beth Vander Schaaf, managing editor of Automotive News. “The men and women on our sixth annual list have significant business achievements, and their job performance makes a difference at their workplace.”

Villa is a lifelong car guy who began his career in the automotive business at the age of 18. He joined Larry H. Miller Dealerships in 2013 as the general sales manager at Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood. In his current role, Villa oversees 68 employees and all aspects of store operations. He is a graduate of the LHM Institute for General Manager Development and serves on the Volkswagen South-Central Region Market Ordering Board.

Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood is located at 8303 W. Colfax Ave. in Denver.