Alexis’ ability to work with others, both customers and employees, accounts for the tremendous success the auction has had. Her style of empowering managers and rewarding individual initiative and responsibility have helped advance the principles her father established years ago. Perhaps, Alexis’ greatest accomplishment is having had the persistence and perseverance to take a small “Mom & Pop” operation, build upon its strengths, and move it forward into the 21st century. This accomplishment reflects a lifetime of effort which has been personally and professionally satisfying and confirms the business philosophy which she shared with her late father — that service and fairness is everything in business.
Alexis has demonstrated a strong commitment to the various trade associations within the automotive industry. She has been a supporter of both New and Used Car Dealer associations, and has been actively involved in the National Auto Auction Association(NAAA). Her involvement with the NAAA spans forty years, and shows strong support for the associations’ efforts to enhance member services and legislative initiatives that benefit the automotive industry. Alexis’ service to the NAAA included five years as chair of the Legislative Committee and culminated with her election as President of the Association in 1996.
Being a strong believer that an individual should give back to the community, Alexis is also actively involved in a number of local civic and charitable organizations. She is an active participant in Charity Newsies, Columbus College of Art and Design, Franklin Park Conservatory, a member of the Ohio State University Foundation Board, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club, having also chaired its fundraising committee. Alexis personally sponsors two athletic scholarships for The Ohio State University (one each for men and women), and has been involved in the Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation’s Wendy’s 3 Tour Challenge.
The efforts of Alexis have not gone unnoticed. Alexis was the recipient of the Columbus Automobile Dealers Association’s 1996 Automotive Achievement Award, and in 1998 was inducted to the National Independent Automobile Dealers Associations’ “Ring of Honor”. The auction has also received its share of recognition, being a finalist for the 1995 Ernst & Young, Inc. Magazine Central Ohio “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, and has been ranked as one of the top 500 Women Owned Businesses by Working Woman Magazine, in both 1999 and 2000.
Ms. Jacobs was honored as recipient of the 13th Annual Ann Isaly Wolfe Award during the 2016 Hat Day Luncheon at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Alexis was honored with the 2011 Pioneer Award by the National Auto Auction Association.
Greg Levi, Chief Operating Officer, is experienced in franchise automobile sales, consulting, and management as well as independent auto dealer and auction software. Mr. Levi served as General Manager for Columbus Fair from 2010 – 2013 and was previously Executive Vice President of Finance Express. Mr. Levi entered into the automobile business with a large dealership in downtown Chicago, Hanley Dawson Cadillac. After rising to Cadillac Master Manager, Mr. Levi was involved in all training with Universal Underwriters, now Zurich. At Universal, he was a regional administrator consistently achieving president’s club, an honor for goal achievement. Mr. Levi serves on the board of directors for ComplyNet. Mr. Levi is a graduate of Purdue University and is long-time, no-longer-suffering Chicago Cubs fan. He is married and the father of triplets.