Frank McCarthy of Sheehy nominated for Northwood Dealer Education Award

Frank McCarthy of Sheehy nominated for Northwood Dealer Education Award

WANADA has nominated Frank J. McCarthy of Sheehy Ford/Nissan/Subaru in Springfield, VA for the Northwood University Dealer Education Award, to be presented at the 2014 NADA Convention in New Orleans in January.

McCarthy started his automotive career in a summer job after high school, washing cars at a Washington-area Toyota store. He returned there every summer to work in different departments until he graduated from Notre Dame University.

After graduation, McCarthy was recruited as a management trainee in Toyota Motor Sales office in Boston, where he worked his way into various district manager positions over the next eight years.

Returning to the retail side of the business, McCarthy joined Ourisman of Virginia in 1997, rising to general sales manager. He became the first sales manager in the U.S. to receive Expert Certification from the University of Toyota. In 2005, he was recruited by Sheehy Auto Stores, where he has been general manager of its Springfield Ford/Nissan/Subaru store for the past eight years.

Continuing his commitment to things educational, McCarthy became a leader in the Notre Dame Club in Washington, working to extend opportunities to worthy students wanting to attend his alma mater. He also heads a task force that is reestablishing WANADAs Automobile Dealer Education Institute Technician Development Program at Marshall Academy in Fairfax County, where the program has recently expanded. McCarthy has served on WANADAs Board of Directors since 2010.

In the community, he was recognized with Sheehy Auto Stores by the Housing and Community Services Program of Northern Virginia for supporting the organizations efforts to educate the public on the plight of those struggling to maintain their housing arrangements.

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