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AIADA installs new board officers for 2005

November 22, 2010
Florida dealer James Evans Jr. embarked on his yearlong term as chairman of the American International Automobile Dealers Association, during the AIADA's 35th annual Luncheon and Meeting on Jan. 31. "I'm both honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the AIADA," said Evans, a third-generation auto dealer and longtime AIADA member. "I'm particularly eager to begin building on the grassroots growth we've seen over the past few years. Grassroots involvement . . . is critical to our long-term success." Other AIADA officers installed Jan. 31 include Chairman-elect Don Hicks of Aurora, Colo., Vice Chairman Don Beyer of Falls Church, Va., and Secretary/ Treasurer I. Bradley Hoffman of East Hartford, Conn. In 1998, the L.P. Evans Companies, named for the new AIADA chairman's grandfather, were sold to Republic Industries, now known as AutoNation, Inc. Evans therefore is the first representative of a publicly held dealership group to lead a national automotive dealers association.