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CHICAGO AUTOMOBILE TRADE ASSOCIATION ELECTS ONE NEW MEMBER AND RE-ELECTS FOUR EXISTING MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Ryan Kelly (Kelly Nissan, Oak Lawn) has been elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors. Incumbents Kevin Keefe (Brilliance Honda, Crystal Lake; and Brilliance Subaru, Elgin) and Thomas F. Shirey (Shirey Cadillac) were elected to third terms. Jay Hopkins (Hopkins Ford, Elgin) and JC Phelan (Jack Phelan Chevrolet, Lyons; and Jack Phelan Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Ram of Countryside) return for second terms.

The CATA also elected a new executive board. Tony Guido (Arlington Heights Ford) is the 2018-19 CATA Chairman. Bill Haggerty (Haggerty Buick GMC, Villa Park; and Haggerty Ford, West Chicago) is vice chairman. Keefe is treasurer and Phelan is secretary. Former chairman, Ray Scarpelli, Jr. (Ray Chevrolet, Fox Lake; and Ray Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, Fox Lake) becomes 2019 Chicago Auto Show Chairman.

Election results were announced June 12 at the association’s annual golf outing at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. Directors can serve up to three terms. Voting was open to all CATA dealer members whose association membership is in good standing.

In addition to the five directors elected this month and the executive committee, the CATA board includes John Crane, John Hennessy, Fred Marks, Dan Marquardt, Jason Roberts, Kelly Webb Roberts and Richard Wickstrom.

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