Conn. dealer Bradley Hoffman installed as AIADA chairman

Conn. dealer Bradley Hoffman installed as AIADA chairman

East Hartford, Conn., dealer Bradley Hoffman was elected chairman of the American International Automobile Dealers Association at AIADAês Annual Meeting in San Francisco, held in conjunction with the NADA Convention.

–This will be a year of ensuring that dealersê rights are respected by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” said Hoffman. –It will be the year we pass Trade Promotion Authority to ratify trade agreements with Japan and Europe.”

Also during its Annual Meeting, AIADA presented import dealer Ed Fitzpatrick with its 2015 David F. Mungenast Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is named after the late AIADA chairman who was known throughout the auto retail industry for his commitment to his community and the industry. Fitzpatrick operates several dealerships in California, including Coliseum Lexus of Oakland, Valley Lexus and Valley BMW in Oakland, Calif.

–His belief that business is a vehicle to help others is a philosophy the entire dealer community should emulate,” said AIADA President Cody Lusk.

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