An evening celebrating 70 years of the automobile business in Washington (Actually, its 82 years)

An evening celebrating 70 years of the automobile business in Washington (Actually, its 82 years)

[I]May 29, new Marriott Marquis/Convention Center [/I]

Readers of the WANADA Bulletin have been advised on these pages and elsewhere, the dealer community here is hosting an evening to celebrate the longstanding success of the automobile business in the Washington region marking the occasion of WANADA CEO Gerard Murphy stepping out as chief of staff and John OêDonnell stepping in.

The 70 years of automotive retailing in Washington tracks the time frame that Gerry Murphy and his forebears, his father, Mike Murphy, and grandfather, Richard, successively served as CEO of WANADA going back to 1932. (So itês actually been 82 years, not 70, since the first Murphy arrived at WANADA, but whoês counting?)

Gerry has been at WANADA for 31 years, –passing the keys to the office” to John OêDonnell, the associationês executive vice president, who first came to WANADA 12 years ago.

The purpose of the evening is not simply to savor good days gone by, but also the promise of bright days ahead for a bellwether business in a bellwether regional market. The time and venue for this special event is Thursday, May 29 at the new, long awaited DC hotel, the Marriott Marquis/Convention Center.

For registration information, click here. For sponsorship opportunities and detailed event information, contact Kristina Henry at (202) 237-7200 or kh@wanada.org.

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