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6 on ballot for 5 CATA board seats

May 25, 2012
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 lasts three years beginning next month.
A summary of the candidates’ qualifications was mailed May 16 to CATA dealer members, and election ballots were sent May 24 to those dealer members whose association dues are up-to-date.
Completed ballots must be received by 12 p.m. June 7 by the CATA’s auditing firm, Crowe Horwath LLP, which will tally the submissions. Results will be announced at the June 11 golf outing at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont.
Three of the incumbents on the ballot, Monty Scher (Rogers Auto Group, Chicago), Kurt Schiele (Elmhurst Auto Group), and John Webb (Packey Webb Ford, Downers Grove), are seeking their third and final terms on the board.
The fourth incumbent, John Alfirevich (Apple Chevrolet, Tinley Park), is pursuing his second term.
Additional nominees include Kevin Keefe (Brilliance Honda, Crystal Lake), and Thomas F. Shirey (Shirey Cadillac, Oak Lawn).
A committee of former CATA board chairmen met in April to identify candidates for nomination.
Next month, the CATA board will total 15 directors. A director may serve a maximum of three, three-year terms.