Chicago Automobile Trade Association Elects One New Member And Re-Elects Four Existing Members To Its Board Of Directors

CHICAGO, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.

To download a high-resolution photo of the CATA executive board, please click the following link: For more information on the CATA, please visit

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904 and located in Oakbrook Terrace, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is comprised of more than 400 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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