Carmela T. Morello

Carmela T. Morello is Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Team at Dennis & Co. Auto Group. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the centralized Accounting function and for leading a team of Accounting Associates, Controllers, and Office Managers. Carmela trains staff members, reviews and implements new processes to improve her office’s efficiency, and ensures all financial data are reported accurately and on time.

Prior to her current role, Carmela was Controller for New York-based AutoNation stores: BMW of Mt. Kisco, Jaguar Land Rover White Plains, Jaguar Land Rover Larchmont, and Land Rover Mt. Kisco. As a leader of 11 associates, some of her responsibilities included managing day-to-day operations, developing and maintaining a cash management system, and overseeing financial reporting to all manufacturers and AutoNation corporate. She also managed all New York State tax filing submissions and weekly payroll, and she collaborated with regional staff to achieve corporate initiatives.

Carmela held the Controller role for Silver Star Motors, Mercedes-Benz for 11 years and for The Bay Ridge Automotive Management Group of stores—Lexus of Manhattan, Toyota of Manhattan, and Infiniti of Manhattan and Fordham Toyota—for 13 years. Carmela began her career in the Accounting field, having worked as a staff accountant for Dun & Bradstreet and Ernst & Young for four years.

One of Carmela’s greatest achievements is supporting the learning and growth of direct reports who have worked for her throughout her career. She has trained and developed direct reports with only minimal knowledge in Accounting or automotive experience and has proudly watched them advance to positions such as Assistant Accounting Manager, Accounting Manager, and Controller.

Carmela earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees in Accounting from Fordham University in Bronx, New York. She is also a CPA. Carmela resides in Thornwood, New York, with her husband, John, and their two children, Johnny and Isabella. When Carmela is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family.