Darvish, Altman to Receive Time, Northwood Dealer Awards

Two members of WANADA’s Board of Directors have been designated to receive prestigious awards honoring their commitments to serving the community.

Jamie Darvish of DARCARS, who serves as WANADA’s secretary and also as chairman of The Washington, D.C. Auto Show, was named this year’s Time Dealer of the Year for the Washington region. John Altman, WANADA’s treasurer, received the Northwood Dealer Education Award.

Darvish was one of a few dozen dealers to receive the Time dealer award, out of more than 10,000 eligible candidates. The Time Dealer of the Year Award, sponsored by Ally Bank, honors dealers who “exhibit exceptional performance in their dealerships and perform distinguished community service.”

Darvish and the DARCARS Group have long been highly active philanthropists in the Washington area. To name just one example, Darvish received deserved attention in 2019 for paying off all outstanding student lunch debt in both the Prince George’s and Montgomery county public school systems – two of the largest school districts in Maryland. Darvish is slated to officially accept his honor at the 2021 NADA Show in New Orleans.

John Altman, Chief Operating Office of Beyer Automotive Group, was selected to receive Northwood University’s Dealer Education Award, which honors dealer principals who make “noteworthy contributions to education and to their communities.” Beyer Automotive Group has long been aggressive in recruiting and training service technicians and sales staff members, even in challenging economic times, and has long supported charitable causes in the region, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

WANADA congratulates Jamie Darvish and John Altman on their well-deserved awards, and thanks them for all they do to serve the Washington region.

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