Ford Motor Company Honors Smith South Plains Ford Lincoln, with “Hometown Hero” National Award

From Left to Right, Andrew Frick, Director, US Sales Operations; Matt Bradley, Director, North America Ford Customer Service Division Sales & Marketing; Patrick Sykora, Dealer Principal; Annette Sykora, Dealer Principal; Nicole Campbell, Director of Business Development; David Westerman, Select Dealer Regional Manager and Mark LaNeve, Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Service, U.S & Canada. (Photo Courtesy: Ford Motor Company)

Ford Motor Company at their Annual Select Dealer National Meeting recognized Annette and Patrick Sykora of Smith South Plains Ford Lincoln as “Hometown Hero’s” for their outstanding commitment to customers, community and employees. The Levelland dealer was one of only four US Dealership’s chosen by Ford to receive the award.

For generations, Ford’s Dealers and their employees have played an important role in the communities they serve across the United States. With this award, the Company seeks to spotlight those dealers who have truly distinguished themselves among Ford’s Select Dealer network of nearly 1,700 US Dealers.

“These dealers are truly the “best of the best” when it comes to community involvement and service” said Mark LaNeve, Ford’s Vice President Marketing, Sales and Service, “and we are pleased to recognize them as our “Hometown Heroes.”

In 1952 Smith South Plains Ford began serving their community, now owned and operated by Annette and Patrick Sykora.

They have tirelessly supported the Levelland community through many philanthropic efforts including South Plains College, the Levelland Chamber of Commerce, the local First United Methodist Church and Bill’s Backpacks.

Annette and Patrick consistently mentor their staff – offering encouragement, counsel and opportunity to grow. This consistent consideration of their community and employees has not gone unnoticed – the Sykoras won the 2019 Levelland Business of the Year award. Annette is currently the Chairwoman of the NADA Foundation board – and was integral in the launch of the NADA Workforce Initiative – a nationwide mission to attract more technicians to Dealerships.

Photo Courtesy Ford Motor Company

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News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at
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