About Our TeamWe are Dealer Advocates Focused on Adding Value
Most dealers and their people do a good job of taking care of their customers, but the key to long term loyalty, referrals, and increased service visits depends upon ongoing marketing strategies that build relationships, instill trust, and highlight a dealer as a good steward in the community. Our programs are designed to do that and more.
Mark R. Dubis
As CEO of The Dubis Group, Mark has over 26 years in the automotive, marketing, and transportation fields. He has worked in executive, management, and sales roles, developing marketing and e-Commerce strategies. Previously he held the position of Editor of Digital Dealer Magazine, and served as the Interim Executive Director of the Automotive Association of Internet Sales Professionals (AAISP), where he helped coordinate the first two Digital Dealer/AAISP Conferences in Nashville, TN. It was during this period that Mark saw a need to provide solid marketing and engagement programs for dealers without full-time marketing directors.
Additionally Mark worked for auto retailers in South Florida and then utilized his entrepreneurial skills by owning and managing his own vehicle leasing company for eight years. The South Florida Business Journal included his company, Arrow Motorcar on their list of the Top 25 leasing companies in the market.
In the 90’s Mark held executive positions in the financial services arena for two of the largest indirect-auto lenders in the country, KeyBankUSA and National City Bank (Now PNC Bank). At National City he developed the National City Auto Channel, the first and only auto shopping portal on a bank website. It tied together the bank’s network of 3000+ auto dealers and promoted them to a potential customer market of four million households doing business with National City Bank in the Mid-West.
Before working in the finance and marketing arena, Mark spent nine years in the truck rental and leasing market, working with Penske Leasing and Ryder Truck Leasing in Pennsylvania and Florida locations.
You can reach Mark at by calling 216-712-6712.
Director of Community Engagement and Special Events Coordinator
Edie’s focus with Carfolks is to help our dealer clients with community out reach programs, sales training, and marketing engagement projects.
Edie Hand is a business woman, speaker, television celebrity, and author. She has authored, co-authored, or assisted in the development of over twenty books, including ABC’s of Selling with Etiquette, inspirational cookbooks and novellas from the heart. She wrote A Country Music Christmas with country music producing legend Buddy Killen and co-penned Genuine Elvis, a tribute to her cousin, Elvis Presley, with multi-platinum recording artist Ronnie McDowell. In addition, the business world knows Edie for her many acts of kindness and work in various charities.
She has starred in national commercials, daytime television dramas, and hosted numerous radio and television shows nationwide. In addition Edie produces a worldwide Holiday Memories special with top Country Artists to raise awareness for kids with Cancer. She has been the CEO of Hand N’ Hand Advertising, Inc. since 1976 while actively involved in the Alliance for Women in Media (formerly American Women in Radio & Television) for over thirty years.
In an effort to pay it forward and leave a legacy for community involvement, Edie founded the Edie Hand Foundation after the loss of her three young brothers and her personal experience as a Cancer Survivor. Her foundation helps to benefit The Children’s Hospital of Alabama and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her “You Pave the Way” programs are educational and empowering for kids and women.
The books she co-wrote of “31 Things To Raise A Child’s Self-Esteem” & “Women of True Grit” help to support her efforts across the country during presentations in schools and at major corporate and women events. The Miracle of the Lights is Edie’s first novel and movie development project with her team of tireless warriors to help inspire others. She also hosted “Rx for Healthy Lifestyles” with Dr. Daniel Potts for RFD Rural and Family Net TV.
Her other websites are: Edie Hand Foundation and EdieHand.com