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Dolan joins 5 incumbents elected as CATA directors

November 23, 2010
Mary Dolan this month became the first woman and the first heavy-duty truck dealer ever elected to the CATA board of directors, in balloting by association dealer-members. Dolan, president of Freeway Ford- Sterling Truck Sales in Lyons, and five board incumbents were the top six votegetters on the eight-person ballot. They were elected for three-year terms. A director may serve up to three terms.Election results were announced June 9 at the CATA's annual meeting and golf outing at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont. Beautiful weather greeted the golfers that day to another first: a shotgun start. The CATA board made that change to encourage more golfers to remain for the 7 p.m. dinner meeting. The day's events attracted 548 CATA members and their guests.Bill Hartigan (Heritage Cadillac, Lombard), Dan Martino (Martino Oldsmobile, Lansing; Martino Pontiac-  GMC,South Holland), Jeff Sullivan (Bill Sullivan Pontiac, Arlington Heights) and Casey Wickstrom (Dick Wickstrom Chevrolet, Roselle) were elected to their third and final terms. Bob Loquercio (Elgin Toyota) gained his second term on the board. In addition to the six directors elected this month, the CATA board includes Terry D'Arcy, Lee Drabek, Steve Foley Jr., John Guido, Bill Hawkinson, Bill Jacobs, Art Kelly, Mike McGrath, Kevin Mize, John Phelan, Mark Scarpelli and Dave Taylor. McGrath, whose yearlong term as CATA chairman concluded this month, reflected about some of the association's visible endeavors, including the Chicago Auto Show; the association's radio program on WLSAM; and "For the past couple of years," McGrath said, "we have watched DriveChicago grow to the point where it is, without a doubt, the definitive online source for buyers in Chicagoland. "And if our success on the Internet isn't enough, a few months ago we launched DriveChicago InPrint. Thousand of copies of this new publication are offered free all over the area. "It strengthens an already strong property, and we'll soon make it a weekly publication."