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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Elects New Director and Re-Elects Three Existing Directors to its Board

Monday, July 01, 2024 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Wickstrom joins incumbents Crane, Marks and Roberts on the CATA board.

Jared Wickstrom (Dick Wickstrom Chevrolet, Roselle) has been elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors. Incumbents John Crane (Glenview Luxury Imports; Hawk Auto Group [Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Mazda, Ram, Subaru, Volkswagen]), Fred Marks (Classic Kia; Classic Toyota, Waukegan), and Jason Roberts (Advantage Acura of Naperville; Advantage Chevrolet of Bolingbrook; Advantage Chevrolet of Bridgeview; Advantage Chevrolet of Hodgkins; Advantage Toyota of River Oaks) return for another three-year term.

Wickstrom, a native of Lisle, Illinois, succeeds his father Casey and cousins Colin and Richard on the CATA board of directors. He is also currently a member of the Chicagoland Chevrolet Dealers LMA board.

“I would like to thank my peers for having the trust and confidence in me to elect me to the CATA board of directors,” said Wickstrom. “It is truly an honor, and I am thrilled to join such a passionate group of people to advocate for our collective interests, promote integrity, and help navigate the challenges that will continue to come our way. I look forward to serving.”

The CATA also elected a new executive board: Jason Roberts is the 2024-25 CATA chairman; Ryan Kelly (Kelly Nissan, Oak Lawn) is vice chairman; and Steve Phillipos (Chevrolet of Homewood; Ford of Homewood) is treasurer/secretary. Former CATA Chairwoman Kelly Webb Roberts (Genesis of Highland [Indiana]; Webb Chevrolet, Oak Lawn; Webb Chevrolet of Plainfield; Webb Hyundai, Highland [Indiana]; and Webb Hyundai, Merrillville [Indiana]) becomes 2025 Chicago Auto Show chairwoman.

“On behalf of our association and its members we are excited to welcome Jared Wickstrom to the CATA board,” said Jennifer Morand, president of the CATA. “Jared comes to us with a long and rich history in the industry that will certainly prove beneficial for working on behalf of all Chicagoland dealers.”

“I also congratulate John, Fred and Jason on their reelection to the CATA board,” said Morand. “We’re delighted they will continue to serve our board, each bringing immense value to the future of the association.”

Election results were announced June 11 at the association’s annual meeting and golf outing at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. Directors can serve up to three terms. Voting was open to all CATA dealer members whose association membership is in good standing.

In addition to the four directors elected this month and the executive committee, the CATA board includes Emir Abinion, Jerry Haggerty, Dan Heller, Dan Marquardt and JC Phelan.

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