LU alum named Vice President of Operations for Cars for Kids

LU alumna Amanda (Grund) Hollins ’19, has been named as vice president of operations for non-profit organization Cars for Kids.
In operation since 1992 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Cars for Kids, is a non-profit organization benefitting the Texans Can Academies of Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. The organizations mission of soliciting vehicle donations and auctioning them off supports at-risk youth by providing them with the highest quality high school education in an environment where they can flourish and graduate. The company also offers free towing and accepts cars, trucks, vans, boats, motorcycles, RV’s, campers, jet skis, forklifts, trailers or almost any type of vehicle whether it is running or not. amanda-hollins

In a statement recently issued by the company, Malcolm Wentworth, CEO for Cars for Kids, stated, “We are excited to have Amanda join our team. She brings with her a wealth of leadership, experience and professionalism that will strengthen our customer service and solidify operations.”  

Hollins has an associte degree from University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Lamar University and is currently  working towards her master's certificate in marketing and a master's degree in management. Prior to joining Cars for Kids, Hollins spent 15 years working in the Dallas Police Department where she was responsible for processes involving the certifications and continuing education of 3,000 plus officers. She also handled customer service at the highest levels of the organization and built long-lasting programs for the Dallas Police Department.

In her excitement of her new role, Hollins said, “I’m looking forward to working with the team in this role. I believe in the cause of America Can! Car for Kids and I’m excited to bring my years of experience and knowledge to the table to add value to the cause. I enjoy working with others to accomplish the mission and vision of the organization through the car donation program and our auction. We are enacting change in the lives of throughs of kids every day and I am extremely proud of that,” Hollins said.