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Manheim Announces Two Leadership Changes
New General Managers Named for Manheim Chicago Market and Manheim Houston

ATLANTA – October 10, 2023 – Drawing on its depth of talented leaders with proven skills and demonstrated success in the automotive industry, Manheim has promoted two veteran team members to general manager positions.

Danny Brawn has been appointed general manager for the Manheim Chicago Market Center. In this role, he will serve as the central leader for the Chicago and Milwaukee auction locations that share management and support functions. Brawn started his career with Manheim in 2005. Skilled in sales operations and management, customer retention, and dealer management, he has held several key positions and leadership roles at various Manheim locations. They include dealer sales manager at Manheim Kentucky, general sales manager at Manheim Portland, assistant general manager at Manheim Phoenix, and general manager positions at Manheim Darlington and, most recently, Manheim Nevada. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in organizational leadership from the University of Arizona Global Campus.

With Brawn’s new role, Brian Walker has been named general manager of Manheim Nevada. Walker started his career at Manheim in 2008 as a commercial administrator and has progressed to key leadership positions at Manheim El Paso and Manheim Dallas. Since 2018, he has served as general manager of Manheim Houston. Over the years, he helped his auction teams win various honors such as Auction of the Year awards from Capital One, Westlake, Kia and Hyundai. Walker earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from New Mexico State University and is a Certified Auto Remarketer IARA and a Licensed Auctioneer. 

“Our deep roster of talent allows us to draw on strong leaders like Danny and Brian to help our clients navigate an unpredictable industry and wholesale environment,” said Alan Lang, division vice president at Manheim. “We look forward to the tremendous value they will bring to our clients, team members and communities in their new positions.”

About Manheim
Manheim® is the nation’s leading provider of end-to-end wholesale vehicle solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits and efficiencies in their used vehicle operations. Through its physical, mobile and digital sales network, Manheim offers services for decisioning, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. Operating the largest vehicle wholesale marketplace, Manheim provides clients with choices to connect and transact business how and when they want. With nearly 8 million used vehicles offered annually, Manheim team members help the company facilitate transactions representing nearly $80 billion in value. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit

About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive is the world’s largest automotive services and technology provider. Fueled by the largest breadth of first-party data fed by 2.3 billion online interactions a year, Cox Automotive tailors leading solutions for car shoppers, automakers, dealers, retailers, lenders and fleet owners. The company has 25,000+ employees on five continents and a family of trusted brands that includes Autotrader®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital™ and vAuto®. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with $21 billion in revenue. Visit or connect via @CoxAutomotive on Twitter, CoxAutoInc on Facebook or Cox-Automotive-Inc on LinkedIn.