Jason Alba, 47, executive director of remarketing operations for Ally Financial, passed away after suffering a heart attack on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020.
Alba held a number of roles during his career with Ally, a company he was with since 2007. Previously, Alba led operations for Ally’s SmartAuction and has worked on strategic planning and business systems for Ally Servicing. Before joining Ally, he worked at Daimler Financial Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Alba was also active with the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA), and was a member on the alliance’s Compliance Committee.
“We are just stunned, shocked, and very sad about Jason,” said Paul Seger, president of the IARA, and VP of asset remarketing for Element Fleet Management. “He was such a significant part of our association and the industry. He will be so sorely missed.”
Alba was born in New York, New York on Nov. 20, 1973, the third of four children to Caroline and Aurelio Alba. He was raised on Staten Island, NY, completed his undergrad at New York University, and while still in New York, he would meet his wife, Patricia Dandron.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from NYU - where he also played baseball for the university - and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Alba is survived by his wife Patricia, and his three children of Naomi, Nate, and Noah. He loved to attend his kids’ games and performances. He enjoyed not only cheering from the sideline, but helped as a baseball coach as well.
A funeral mass for Alba will be celebrated on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020 at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica in Royal Oak, Michigan.