Konecki Named New CATA Exec Vice President

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Konecki Named New CATA Exec Vice President

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - Chris Konecki, who joined the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) in 2004 as director of auto show operations, was promoted May 1 to executive vice president of the organization. The position had been vacant since Jan. 1, when David Sloan ascended to CATA presidency.

Konecki, 44, joined the CATA after 16 years at McCormick Place, where he was event manager of the Chicago Auto Show account and other large shows there.

"I've been a huge fan of the auto show since my early youth," said Konecki. "The long-term love for the show makes my professional life with the group that produces it even more special."

"Chris' experience and know-how with 'everything auto show' have proven invaluable to the association," Sloan said.  "As executive vice president, he will be able to spread his diligent effort and conscientious approach to all parts of our organization."

Konecki is a 1988 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a resident of Evergreen Park, Ill., where he lives with his wife, Coleen, and their three children. He is also active in his community and church groups.

The CATA represents the more than 500 franchised new-car dealers and affiliated businesses in the greater metropolitan area.

For a high resolution photo of Christ Konecki, please visit: http://cata.info/sites/CATA/user/Chris_Konecki.JPG

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: www.cata.info.

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CONTACT:
Paul Brian
Director of Communications
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
phone: 630-495-2282
email: paulbrian@drivechicago.com

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