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Roberts named to CATA board

November 23, 2010
Desmond Roberts, president of Advantage Chevrolet in Hodgkins, has been appointed to the CATA board of directors for the remainder of a term that expires in June 2006. He can seek re-election then. The vacancy to the 18-member board came after the resignation of Dan Martino, who had served since 1997. Roberts, who was born in British West Indies and educated in New York City, has been in the auto industry since 1986. He is the first black to serve on the CATA board. His board assignments include the Employee Relations, Auto Show and Secretary of State Liaison Committees. Roberts also is vice president of the General Motors Minority Dealer Association and a board member of the Make a Difference Youth Foundation.