Bruce Titus, a Puget Sound civic activist and owner of eight auto dealerships in Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap and King counties, has been nominated as Time magazine’s Dealer of the Year.
Titus is one of 50 dealers nationwide nominated for the honor based on their work supporting charitable causes in their communities.
Titus and the others will be honored at the annual National Automobile Dealers Association Convention in Las Vegas in February. The award is sponsored by Time magazine and Ally Financial.
Ally will make contributions on behalf of all 50 nominated dealers across the country. The national Time Dealer of the Year will receive a $10,000 contribution to the charitable cause of his or her choice.
Titus was chosen by the Washington Auto Dealers Association to represent the state.
Titus has contributed his business expertise to several Puget Sound civic causes including the University of Washington Business Advisory Board, the Bellarmine Prep High School Capital Campaign, the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce, and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Titus supports the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the humane society in several cities. He has helped the FISH food bank, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Big Sisters Big Brothers and other national charities and cultural institutions.
Titus earned the Distinguished Service Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for his work in raising more than $1 million for the cause.
Titus is owner of Tacoma Nissan and Tacoma Subaru in Pierce County, Olympia Chrysler, Olympia Jeep, Olympia Mitsubishi and Olympia Nissan in Thurston County, Bruce Titus Ford in Kitsap County and Eastside Subaru in King County.