Victoria Rusnak took over as the CEO and President of the Rusnak Auto Group in 2013, and she's continued to be an influential example for other women interested in the automotive industry. Her background in the automotive industry began as a child growing up and watching her father and company founder, Paul Rusnak, and like many auto dealer's children, she got a selling cars at the age of 18. She went on to college at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business where she earned a bachelor's degree in marketing management. She went on to pursue and earn a law degree from Gonzaga University of Law School, as well as a master's degree in environmental law from the Law School at George Washington University.
In 2006, Victoria decided to move from her home in Seattle to come to Los Angeles, becoming the Rusnak Auto Group's chief operating officer. She took her business and legal savvy and applied it to the auto industry. She completed the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Dealer Academy, and in 2009, then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, appointed Victoria to the California New Motor Vehicle Board. She was reappointed in 2013 and 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown. Read This Article >