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6 candidates vie for 5 seats on CATA board

May 18, 2018
Six candidates, including four incumbents, have been nominated to fill five openings on the board of directors of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association. Each term last three years beginning next month.
Election ballots will be sent May 25 to all CATA dealer members whose association dues are up-to-date. Completed ballots must be received by 12 p.m. June 8 by the CATA’s auditing firm, Crowe Horwath LLP, which will tally the submissions. Results will be announced at the CATA’s annual meeting, June 12 at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont.
Incumbents on the ballot include Jay Hopkins (Hopkins Ford, Elgin); Kevin Keefe (Brilliance Honda, Crystal Lake; Brilliance Subaru, Elgin); JC Phelan (Jack Phelan Chevrolet, Lyons; Jack Phelan Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram of Countryside) and Thomas F. Shirey (Shirey Cadillac, Oak Lawn).
Newcomers on the ballot are Ryan Kelly (Kelly Nissan, Oak Lawn) and Anthony Loquercio (Chicago Northside Toyota; Elgin Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram; Elgin Genesis; Elgin Hyundai; Elgin Toyota; and Honda City, Chicago).
A director can serve a maximum of three terms. Keefe and Shirey are seeking their third terms; Hopkins and Phelan, their second. A committee of former CATA board chairmen met last month to identify candidates for nomination.