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Scarpelli elected 2017 NADA chairman; Michigan dealer is vice chairman

October 21, 2016
The National Automobile Dealers Association’s 63-member board of directors officially elected Mark Scarpelli as association chairman for 2017, when the board voted Oct. 11.
"I’m honored to be elected chairman, and I look forward to working with the NADA board and new-car and -truck dealers across the country," said Scarpelli, who represents metropolitan Chicago’s auto dealers on the NADA’s board. "Traveling this past year as NADA vice chairman, I can tell you that the NADA is well prepared for any issues that come its way."
Scarpelli is president of Raymond Chevrolet and Raymond Kia in Antioch, and co-owner of Ray Chevrolet and Ray Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram in Fox Lake. His dealerships employ more than 350 people and have been operating for 56 years.  
"Moving forward, I plan on continuing with many initiatives, which include promoting the consumer benefits of the franchise system, working with auto manufacturers and advocating our issues on Capitol Hill, as well as identifying and getting the next generation of dealers involved with the NADA," Scarpelli said.
Wes Lutz, who represents Michigan’s new-car dealers on the NADA’s board, was elected as vice chairman. Other 2017 officers include Delaware dealer Bill Willis, secretary; and Brian Hamilton, a Nebraska dealer who will be treasurer. The terms begin at the 2017 NADA Convention and Expo in New Orleans in January.