Kyle Batta, Northwood University Florida’s 2014 Auto Show Captain is a three-year veteran of the event who plans on revitalizing the show by incorporating the international flavor of the university and by showcasing technological breakthroughs in the industry that will change global travel.
Having climbed the ladder from Nissan/Kia Team Captain, to Asian Brand Manager, to Chairman, Batta’s passion for the automotive industry runs much deeper than most, and it shows. An Automotive Marketing and Management major, he is from Boston Massachusetts and his family is in the automotive dealership business.
The “Dine, Dream, Drive” themed event promises family fun for everyone. “We look forward to hosting this international affair as part of Florida’s 30th Anniversary Welcome Weekend activities which will greet alumni and friends from across the globe,” said Batta. “Between the international food trucks, the family oriented activities, our women’s and men’s basketball games and our open house program, there will definitely be something for everyone,” added Batta of the show which will display more than 200 new domestic and imported cars and recreational vehicles ranging from $10,000 - $400,000. Details for the event are as follows:
The show provides the opportunity for car enthusiasts everywhere to enjoy browsing without sales pressure, and will feature a variety of exotic, domestic and international cars, and classic models.
With Automotive Marketing and Management being one of Northwood University’s unique programs, the university has educated leaders in the franchised automotive retail market, educating several thousand automobile dealers and managers for the past several decades. Its link to the automotive industry is strong and getting stronger, not just here in the United States but across the globe, and the program attracts students from many parts of the world.
Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.
Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.