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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Elects Three New Members and Re-Elects Two Existing Members to its Board of Directors

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Elects Three New Members and Re-Elects Two Existing Members to its Board of Directors
Heller, Muller and Phillipos join incumbents Marquardt and Webb Roberts on the CATA board. Haggerty elected CATA chairman.
Bill-Haggerty-CATA-Chairman-2019-2020-captionCHICAGO (July 2, 2019) - Dan Heller (Heller Ford, El Paso; Heller Lincoln-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, Pontiac); Scott Muller (Muller Auto Group: Acura, Honda, Subaru, Volkswagen); and Steve Phillipos (Chevrolet of Homewood) have been elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors. Incumbents Dan Marquardt (Marquardt of Barrington), and Kelly Webb Roberts (Genesis of Highland [Ind.]; Webb Chevrolet, Oak Lawn; Webb Chevrolet of Plainfield; Webb Hyundai, Highland, Ind.; and Webb Hyundai-Mitsubishi, Merrillville, Ind.) return for second terms.
The CATA also elected a new executive board. Bill Haggerty (Haggerty Buick GMC, Villa Park; and Haggerty Ford, West Chicago) is the 2019-20 CATA Chairman. Kevin Keefe (Brilliance Honda, Crystal Lake; Brilliance Subaru, Elgin) is vice chairman. JC Phelan (Jack Phelan Chevrolet, Lyons; Jack Phelan Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, Countryside) is treasurer. Jay Hopkins (Hopkins Ford of Elgin) is newly appointed to the executive committee as secretary. Former CATA Chairman Tony Guido (Arlington Heights Ford) becomes 2020 Chicago Auto Show Chairman.
Election results were announced June 11 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, Ryan Kelly, Fred Marks, Jason Roberts, Tom Shirey and Richard Wickstrom.
To download a high-resolution photo of the 2019-20 CATA Chairman, please click the following link: For more information on the CATA, please visit


About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is one of the nation's largest metropolitan dealer organizations. It is comprised of more than 420 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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