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Hopkins Ford of Elgin Owner Jay Hopkins Elected to Chicago Automobile Trade Association Board of Directors


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Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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Hopkins Joins Returning Incumbents John Alfirevich, Kevin Keefe
and Tom Shirey on the 15-member Board


CHICAGO (June 24, 2015) – Jay Hopkins, owner of Hopkins Ford of Elgin, was elected to join the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this June.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be elected to the CATA board,” said Hopkins. “I look forward to working with my fellow directors and serving Chicagoland’s new-car dealers.”

Elected to serve a three-year term, Hopkins joins three incumbents who won re-election to the CATA board, including:

  • John Alfirevich, Apple Chevrolet, Tinley Park
  • Kevin Keefe, Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake and Brilliance Subaru of Elgin
  • Tom Shirey, Shirey Cadillac, Oak Lawn

Hopkins brings 15 years of professional experience to the CATA board of directors and has overseen operations at Hopkins Ford for six years. Hopkins is a St. Edwards Central Catholic High School graduate and has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago.


About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association

Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit

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