ATLANTA , Ga. — Manheim Specialty Auctions General Manager Karen Braddy was recently honored by Atlanta-based Womenetics magazine with a 2011 POW! Award.
The award was presented at the second annual POW! Awards ceremony. Braddy was among a group of fifteen innovative female leaders in Georgia, recognized and celebrated for helping forge new paths, inspiring passion, conviction and confidence in others and modeling collaborative and innovative leadership.
“I am honored and humbled by this award,” Braddy said in a statement. “I truly believe that as a leader, the success you achieve is the result of the people you surround yourself with, and the Manheim and Specialty team is fabulous. Thanks to their dedication and efforts, together, we have been able to build a very successful business.”
In her role at Manheim, Braddy is responsible for overseeing the company’s 24 Specialty operating locations around the country. She joined the auction industry in 1990 as a vehicle registration clerk and learned every aspect of the business, which led to her successful career at Manheim. Since launching the Specialty and Heavy Truck & Equipment initiatives in 2005, Braddy has grown Manheim’s Specialty divisions into multimillion-dollar businesses.