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Posted on April 30, 2018

Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Newest Gold Member Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC

DETROIT – The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce (DRLGBTCC) is pleased to announce Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC has joined as its newest Gold Member. The announcement was made today by DRLGBTCC President Kevin Heard.

“The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce has diligently worked to connect with corporations and businesses that recognize the importance of an inclusive and supportive work environment, which is why we are thrilled to welcome Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC,” said Heard. “We look forward to becoming an expert resource for their team in this arena, creating meaningful opportunities to network and build relationships within our business and professional community.”

Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services is a leading, captive financial services provider and the global financial services company of Daimler AG. Doing business as Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and Daimler Truck Financial, it provides financing for automotive and commercial vehicle dealers and their retail consumers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.

“At Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, the importance of a diverse, inclusive marketplace is embedded in our DNA. We support efforts that foster a business environment in which all people are treated fairly and with respect,” said Peter Zieringer, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC. “Joining the Detroit Regional LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce creates a great resource for our employees and furthers our mission of making our workplace and community a great place to work.”

The DRLGBTCC hosts a variety of events throughout the year that focus on business leadership and advocacy, education and training, and social and networking opportunities. It also serves as the coordinator for Michigan’s Out & Equal Regional Affiliate, also known as MERGE, by hosting monthly networking events that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning and allied employee resource groups. MERGE strengthens ties between corporations and the LGBT community in Michigan.

For more information about the DRLGBTCC, including membership information, visit www.detroitlgbtchamber.com.


About Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC

Mercedes‐Benz Financial Services USA LLC, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, with Business Center Operations in Fort Worth, Texas, provides brand‐specific financial products and services for Mercedes‐Benz and smart automotive dealers and their retail customers. In the U.S. trucking industry, it conducts business as Daimler Truck Financial and provides flexible financial products and services for Daimler Trucks North America commercial vehicles branded Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Bus and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.

Mercedes‐Benz Financial Services USA LLC serves as the headquarters for operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, and has approximately 2,242 employees throughout the Americas. It is a company of the Daimler Financial Services Group, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, which does business in 40 countries and has an employee base of approximately 12,062 people worldwide. Daimler Financial Services is one of the leading financial services organizations worldwide and was ranked fifth out of 25 on the list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by the Great Place To Work Institute in 2016. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC was also named one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2015 and 2016, and one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2016 by Great Place to Work and Fortune.com. For more information, please visit www.mbfs.com/corp or facebook.com/mymbfs. For more information about Daimler Truck Financial, log onto www.daimler-truckfinancial.com.

About Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 2013, the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce strives to promote and empower their Metropolitan Detroit LGBT, allied business members, non-profit members, corporate partners and their employees through leadership, advocacy, and education, provide opportunities, access and resources to LGBT professionals and allies. Detroit proudly serves as the voice for the Detroit Metropolitan area LGBT business community and champions opportunity, development, and advocacy on behalf their members. For additional information, visit www.detroitlgbtchamber.com.