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Kelly stepping down as NADA's Metropolitan Chicago director

November 24, 2010

Art Kelly, principal of Kelly Nissan in Oak Lawn, will resign his position as the NADA director representing Metropolitan Chicago effective Feb. 4, 2003. The date marks the next annual convention of the National Automobile Dealers Association. A nomination and election process will be held this autumn to identify a successor to serve the remaining two years of Kelly's three-year term. Ray Scarpelli Sr., of Ray Chevrolet in Fox Lake and Raymond Oldsmobile-Chevrolet in Antioch, has indicated an interest in the post.

Kelly has served since 1996 as the NADA director of Metropolitan Chicago, a district that comprises Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties. Kelly also is treasurer of CATA board of directors. Another NADA director represents Illinois' remaining 99 counties.

To serve as the area's NADA director, a dealer must: 
• be a member of the NADA in good standing; 
• have an equity interest in the dealership entity he/she represents; 
• be the manufacturer/distributorrecognized Dealer/General Manager/ Executive Manager of the dealership; 
• be actively engaged in the management of the dealership; and 
• have his/her principal place of business in Metropolitan Chicago.

Nominating ballots will be mailed to each NADA member in Metropolitan Chicago on Sept. 20. To qualify as a nominee, a member must receive at least 10 percent of the total nominations cast. If none receives that minimum, further nominations would be sought. If the nominating process qualifies a single dealer, that dealer would be declared elected without further balloting. If there are two or more nominees, election ballots would be mailed Nov. 1.