Billy Auer is an associate communications manager for AutoTrader Group, which operates the world’s largest digital automotive marketplace. He is part of a Shared Services team that provides communications support to the business. Currently, he serves as the enterprise community manager for AutoTrader Group’s social intranet, which launched in summer 2013 to more than 3,700 employees across the country. He oversees with a network of community and content managers, along with Technology partners, to maintain a collaborative intranet with fresh and engaging content for all employees.


Prior to joining AutoTrader Group, Billy worked at Kaiser Permanente of Georgia for 7 years in a variety of communications and public relations roles. Most recently, he served as senior communications specialist and provided counsel, editorial, strategic direction and day-to-day communications assistance to internal clients. During his tenure, he helped re-launch the company’s intranet, launched an aggressive facility grand opening campaign and jump started a local social media plan promoting the company’s community outreach initiatives.