Michelle Blakeley

FordDirect

Marketing Co-Chair

 Michelle Blakeley is a product manager for global operations at FordDirect, a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and its franchised dealers, in Dearborn, Mich. In this role, she is the responsible for Building, Developing, and Deploying a customized digital solution globally, in order to help dealers sell more vehicles. 

Prior to joining FordDirect, Michelle worked at a multi-franchised dealership in Dayton, Ohio as a business development manager, where she was responsible for overseeing internet sales activities, maintaining competitor information, and analyzing and defining growth opportunities for sales and service.  

Michelle has over 8 years of automotive industry experience working her way up from an appointment setter. She earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Phoenix and a master’s of science degree in strategic public relations from George Washington University.