Event Details

Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Location


Location: Detroit`s Garden Theater
3929 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(In Detroit`s Historic Midtown)

Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015
VIP Reception - 5:30pm
General Reception – 5:30pm
Awards – 7:00pm
After Glow – 9:00pm

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(800) 794-7503

Or Events@decisivemag.com

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Multimedia company Decisive Media has always considered business as a venue to aid communities and the disadvantaged youth. In 1998, it launched Emerging Diversity Education Fund or EDEF, a non-profit organization that has raised $500,000 in scholarships and trained over 300 young people.

Decisive also assisted multicultural consumers in the automotive industry by releasing national automotive magazines to educate and introduce industry career opportunities. Plus, Decisive established the annual Urban Wheel Awards together with the North American International Auto Show, known as America’s largest revenue event, to benefit its non-profit endeavor. Read More


Urban Wheel Award Categories

The History of the Urban Wheel Awards
Alumni of Award Winners

2014 Urban Wheel Award Winners

The Annual Urban Wheel Awards honor companies, executives and suppliers for recognizing the growing multicultural consumer and embracing diversity in operations and mission. The recipients of the 18th Annual Urban Wheel Awards are listed below:


2014 Pioneer of the Year Award Recipient:

Leon Richardson

Chairman - National Association of Black Suppliers
2014 Executive of the Year Award Recipient:

Jose Munoz

Nissan Executive Vice President and Chairman, North America Region

2014 Dealers of the Year:
African American Dealer of the Year:
Dorian Boyland - CEO, Boyland Auto Group
[Visit Website]

Asian Dealer of the Year:
Rahim Hassanally - President, Momentum Auto Group
[Visit Website]

Hispanic Dealer of the Year:
Manuel Gonzalez - Sterling Auto Group
[Visit Website]


2014 Suppliers of the Year:
African American Supplier of the Year:
Ms. Sarah Bates - Chairman & CEO Nu Tek Steel

Asian Supplier of the Year:
Chane Sandu - Chief Executive Officer NYX Inc.

Hispanic Supplier of the Year:
Frank Venegas - Chairman & CEO The Ideal Group, Inc.

2013 Urban Wheel Award Winners

The Annual Urban Wheel Awards honor companies, executives and suppliers for recognizing the growing multicultural consumer and embracing diversity in operations and mission. The recipients of the 17th Annual Urban Wheel Awards are listed below:


2013 Pioneer of the Year Award Recipient:
Jenell Ross
President - Bob Ross Motor Cars (Buick, GMC, Mercedes Benz, Fiat) [Visit Website]

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient:
Kathy Jackson
Legendary Automotive Journalist


2013 Urban Car of the Year:
Cadillac ATS

2013 Urban Truck of the Year:
Ram 1500

2013 Urban Green Vehicle of the Year:
Tesla Model S


2013 Dealer of the Year Finalists:
African American Dealer of the Year:
Gail Martin - CEO, Martin Management Group
Martin Management Group [Visit Website]

Asian Dealer of the Year:
Lori Lum Toyooka - President and General Manager Lum's Auto Center
Lum's Auto Center [Visit Website]

Hispanic Dealer of the Year:
Evelyn Chatel - General Manager and Co-owner Freedom Toyota Chrysler Jeep
Freedom Toyota Chrysler Jeep [Visit Website]

2012 Urban Wheel Award Winners

The Annual Urban Wheel Awards honor companies, executives and suppliers for recognizing the growing multicultural consumer and embracing diversity in operations and mission. The recipients of the 16th Annual Urban Wheel Awards are listed below:


2012 Supplier of the Year Finalists:
African-American Supplier of the Year:
Steven Phillips - Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Detroit Technologies, Inc. [Visit Website]

Asian Supplier of the Year:
Wallace Tsuha - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Saturn Engineering & Electronics [Visit Website]

Hispanic Supplier of the Year:
David Segura - Chief Executive Officer
VisionIT [Visit Website]

2012 Dealer of the Year Finalists:
African-American Dealer of the Year:
Thomas Moorehead - President
BMW Mini of Sterling [Visit Website]

Asian Dealer of the Year:
Dzung Nguyen - President
Goshen Buick GMC Hyundai [Visit Website]

Hispanic Dealer of the Year:
Bob Zamora - President
Zamora Automotive Group [Visit Website]

2012 Urban Truck of the Year:
Range Rover Evoque

Runners Up: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Mercedes-Benz M Class

2012 Urban Car of the Year:
Hyundai Veloster

Runners Up: Chevrolet Sonic and MINI Coupe

2012 Urban Green Vehicle of the Year:
Toyota Prius Plug-in

Runners Up: Infiniti M35h and Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2012 Executive of the Year:
Fletcher V. Davidson - Group VP & General Manager

2012 Pioneer Award of the Year:
William Perkins - President : Bill Perkins Automotive Group [Visit Website]

2012 Lifetime Achievement Honoree:
Warren Brown - Automotive Journalist - The Washington Post

2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Project of the Year:
Hyundai Motor America

2012 Company of the Year:
General Motors Company - Community Leadership

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. - Diversity Inclusion Leadership

Ford Motor Company - Minority Supplier Development

Chrysler Group LLC - Workforce Development


2012 UWA Award Show Co-Hosts:
Phylicia Rashad "Award Winning Actress"
John Quiñones "Emmy Award Winning" ABC News Anchor

2012 UWA Celebrity Award Presenters:
Debbi Morgan "Celebrity Actress"
Gina Hiraizumi "Celebrity Actress" [Visit Website]
Roop Raj "FOX 2 News Anchor"
Justin Durant "NFL Superstar" [Visit Website]
Lauren Fix "The Car Coach" [Visit Website]
Shelby Fix "The Teen Car Coach" [Visit Website]
Damian Gregory "NFL Superstar"
"Wives of Favor" "Celebrity Show Stars" [Visit Website]
Al Pina "Co-Founder - National Latino Automotive Council "
David Lizãrraga "Former Chairman - U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce"
Elizabeth Gallagher "Immediate Past Vice Chair - U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce"
Frankie Darcell "Award Winning Radio Host, Author and Businesswoman"
Alfredo Estrada "Publisher Latino Magazine"
Kelly Johnson "Sunday Business editor at The Washington Post"
Hansen Clarke "U.S. Congressman"
Debbie Stabenow "U.S. Senator"
John Dingell "U.S. Congressman"