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CIT President & CEO Receives Honor at ISU College of Business


Erick Miner was honored on March 28th at Illinois State University as an inductee into the College of Business Alumni Hall of Fame.


Erick W. Miner is President and CEO of CIT Group Inc., a group of 15 truck dealerships representing franchises for Kenworth Truck Company, Volvo Trucks North America, Mack Trucks, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck, among others.


Miner graduated from Illinois State University in 1978 with a degree in accounting. He obtained his CPA certification and worked in public accounting until joining CIT Group Inc. as controller in 1984. He became president of the company in 1991, purchasing the company in 1992.


In the past two decades, CIT has grown from two dealership locations generating $12 million in annual sales to its present size, becoming a consistent market share leader with annual sales in excess of $300 million and employing more than 500 people. In addition to serving on the boards of several community organizations and industry groups over the years, Miner has held positions on the Volvo Advisory Board and the Kenworth Dealer Council, ultimately serving as chairman of the council in 2003. In 2011, Miner was a finalist for the American Truck Dealers Association - Dealer of the Year, the industry’s top dealer award. Miner is on the Professional Sales Institute advisory board and enjoys speaking to sales, marketing, and business administration classes at the University.


Miner and his wife, Jada, have six children and live in Bloomington. Two of their children are Illinois State graduates.


The CIT Group, Inc. is a medium and heavy duty truck dealer group. Serving territories in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, the dealerships offer the best in New and Used Truck Sales, an extensive Parts inventory, the finest in truck Service and maintenance, and state of the art Body repair. More information can be found at