CARMEL, IN — ADESA recently announced Rose Connelly has been named general manager of ADESA Raleigh, who worked most recently as assistant general manager of Ellis Auto Auction in Cooleemee, N.C.

“Rose is not only a strong leader and mentor to employees, but she also has a knack for building client relationships and making a personal connection with customers,” said Tom Caruso, executive vice president of ADESA’s eastern region. “I’m pleased to have someone with Rose’s industry knowledge and skill set leading our team at our newest auction location in Raleigh.”

Prior to joining ADESA, Connelly served in a variety of managerial roles both inside and outside the industry. Her diversified business background also includes small business development training, customer service, purchasing and call center management experience for both mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies.

Connelly holds an associate degree in business administration and management from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.