Chicago Automobile Trade Association

4 newcomers among 5 dealers elected to CATA board of directors

June 16, 2017
A hot day that saw the skies turn from cloudless to rainy greeted more than 300 golfers on June 13 to Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont, where the players gathered as part of the 2017 CATA annual outing.
And 42 CATA allied members that sponsored the event helped add a festivity to the proceedings.
That night at the dinner, results of this month’s balloting for the CATA board of directors showed a lone incumbent and four newcomers winning election to three-year terms. Bill Haggerty, now the board treasurer, was elected to his third and final term.
Other election winners were John Crane, proprietor of 10 Hawk franchises in Bridgeview, Forest Park, Joliet and Oak Lawn; Fred Marks (Classic Kia-Toyota, Waukegan); Jason Roberts (Advantage Chevrolet, Boliingbrook and Hodgkins); and Richard Wickstrom (Wickstrom Ford-Lincoln and Wickstrom Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, Barrington).
John Hennessy, whose term as chairman concluded at the outing, reflected on the past 12 months, calling it "an active year, with a lot going on in the industry." He also encouraged more dealers to host a Barbecue for the Troops event on July 15.
The June 13 outing featured several hole contests on the three courses. No one fired a hole-in-one, but other winners — who each collected $250 gift certificates — were:
Course 1
Straightest Drive: Dave Martin
Longest Drive (1): Nick Berner
Closest to the Flag: Andy Francis
Longest Drive (2): Michael Rodriguez
Longest Putt: Nick Berner
Course 2
Straightest Drive: Paul Treml
Longest Drive (1): Bill Haggerty
Closest to the Flag: Eric Todd
Longest Drive (2): Bill Moore
Longest Putt: Cronan Schramm
Course 3
Straightest Drive: Mike Vyzral
Longest Drive (1): Greg Luzinski
Closest to the Flag: Jason Milburn
Longest Drive (2): Brandon Metz
Longest Putt: Joe St. Germain


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