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Schiele elected CATA chairman for board's 2012-2013 term

July 6, 2012
Kurt Schiele’s fellow directors of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association voted him chairman of the board for the next 12 months, when the directors met June 27 for their monthly meeting.
The new board chairman succeeds Michael Ettleson, who becomes chairman of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Schiele will act as the show’s co-chairman.
Schiele, whose Elmhurst Auto Group retails Toyota, Scion, BMW and Jaguar vehicles, leads a board of 15 directors.
Other board officers include Vice Chairman John Webb (Packey Webb Ford, Downers Grove); Treasurer Colin Wickstrom of the Wickstrom Auto Group (Ford-Lincoln and Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep in Barrington) and Mike McGrath Jr. (McGrath Lexus of Chicago and Westmont) David Sloan is association president.
Three directors — Mary Fran Dolan, Steve Foley Jr., and Desmond Roberts — retired from the board after completing their terms. During his term, Foley ascended to board chairman. Roberts also is an NADA director.