Women of Walser Employee Resource Group

The women who work at Walser Automotive Group come from a variety of backgrounds. From sales to service to Walser’s corporate office, they work in a range of positions across the company, but most have this in common—the desire to grow and develop professionally. Women of Walser (WoW) is an employee resource group committed to actively engaging women at all levels of the company through mentorship, leadership, and various networking events.

WoW is an opportunity for women at Walser to raise their hands and take the lead on important initiatives. WoW offers women a chance to develop leadership skills and make connections with senior leaders. Walser is committed to developing our strong workforce of women while meeting the strategic needs of the company, including growing Walser’s female market share.


Studies show women hold 85 percent of influence on a car-buying decision, and more than half of new vehicle title holders are women. Meanwhile, the number of female professionals in dealerships nationwide barely hits 20 percent of the workforce.

The bottom line? The automotive industry must do a better job at representing the customers it serves.

“Diversity is important to us at Walser. Bringing your ‘whole self’ to work every day is who we are.” said Sherry Schultz, Walser’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “We know that creating a strong pipeline of diverse leaders will contribute to Walser’s ongoing success.”

It is WoW’s goal to inspire, develop, and ramp-up focus on women at Walser while meeting the needs of the marketplaces we serve. Formed in 2018, WoW is focused on areas of business development, personal development, and community outreach and volunteerism. WoW is high-inclusive of all Walser employees and men are welcome to attend any and all events.

2020-2021 WoW Leadership Board

Executive Sponsor

Sherry Schultz

Chief Human Resources Officer, Walser Corporate


Angie Kruger

Director, Learning & Development

Committee Co-Chair: Community Outreach & Volunteerism

Donna Rizner

Executive Administrator, Walser Corporate

Committee Co-Chair: Community Outreach & Volunteerism

Solange Baird

Sales Manager, Walser Subaru Burnsville

Committee Co-Chair: Personal Development

Lindsey Trett

Director of Service Process Implementation, Walser Corporate

Committee Co-Chair: Personal Development

Paige Rgnonti

Sr. Training Specialist, Walser Corporate

Committee Co-Chair: Business Development

Jennifer Parsons

Finance Director, Walser Corporate

Committee Co-Chair: Business Development

Ashley Cavazos

Digital Sales Performance Sr. Manager, Walser Corporate

Women of Walser Wichita

Madeleine Parris

Funding Specialist, Lexus of Wichita

Women of Walser Wichita

Mandi Calderon

Sales Manager, Audi of Wichita

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