Jim OBrill

Jim is the Director of Marketing for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Chicago Auto Show. Over the course of his career, he has worked at several car dealerships in various areas of the dealership business. He also spent many years in Chicago radio as a promotions manager before fully focusing on the automotive industry. Jim is also a member of the Midwest Automotive Media Association.

His passion for cars started at a young age and he’s often referred to as the ‘car-guy’ among family and friends. As a former auto detailer, he has an eye for identifying solid used cars and has tagged along on many car buying adventures. Jim resides in the northwest suburbs with his wife and three kids. He can often be found spending free time at local cruise nights or at home washing one his four vehicles.