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Ricky Beggs Promoted to Senior Vice President of Black Book

GAINESVILLE, GA (March 20, 2013) – Black Book recently announced that Ricky Beggs has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Editorial Director. Ricky will continue to oversee all of Black Book’s vehicle valuation data and media contacts.

Tom Cross, president of Black Book, commented. “It gives me great pleasure to announce that Ricky Beggs has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Editorial Director. In addition to his full time duties of ensuring that our numbers remain the most accurate in the industry, Ricky’s responsibilities over the last several years have increasingly evolved to include frequent speaking engagements and press events. This much-deserved appointment is a direct reflection of his tireless efforts on our behalf and the critical role both he and his team play within our organization.”

Beggs remarked, “I am truly honored to be promoted to Senior Vice President. As I look back over my career, starting as an editorial assistant, moving up through editing both cars and trucks, and eventually being named managing editor, I can hardly believe how much we have grown as a company during that time. I’ve been with Black Book for thirty two years, and can honestly say that I still enjoy coming to the office every day. I not only get to work with a great group of people, but I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful industry colleagues over the years, many of whom I consider friends. I feel so blessed to be a part of this industry. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of those people, both inside and outside of the company, who have helped make my career possible, and to let them know that I look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

About Black Book

Best known in the Automotive Industry for providing timely, independent, and accurate vehicle pricing information, Black Book® data is published daily by National Auto Research, a division of Hearst Business Media, and is available to industry qualified users through subscriptions to our website ( and through applications for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 7, BlackBerry, Palm and virtually any other Smart Phone sold in the U.S. Black Book data is also available to industry qualified companies for license and sublicense through proprietary web services, APIs, and data feeds. Whether you’re buying, selling, or lending, Black Book’s mission is to provide the Automotive Industry with timely, independent, and accurate information to help make the right decisions.

 NAAA Posted 3/20/2013