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VW's Jonathan Browning to address Economic Club of Chicago at auto show


VW's Jonathan Browning to address Economic Club of Chicago at the Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – President and CEO of Volkswagen of America, Jonathan Browning, will be the featured speaker of the February meeting of the prestigious Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) luncheon held at the Chicago Auto Show.  The event will be held in the Vista Ballroom of McCormick Place at noon on February 9, 2011 during the show’s two-day media preview.  

"Our members have grown to expect not only a great presentation from the industry leaders, but also enjoy the ability to view the show after the event," said Grace Barry, president of the ECC.  "While we are a Chicago-based organization, our reach is international and Mr. Browning’s perspective will be welcomed warmly by our members."

In June 2010, Browning assumed responsibility for global direction of the Volkswagen Group’s national Sales Company.  In October 2010, Browning became President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and President for the Volkswagen of America brand.

About the Chicago Auto Show: The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning over one million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity raises nearly $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2011 public show will be held from February 11 – February 20, 2011.  For more information, visit or 

About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association: Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. The CATA is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and allied members. Dealer members employ over 20,000 people in the metropolitan area. For additional information visit:


Paul Brian
Director of Communications 
Chicago Automobile Trade Association 


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