Kevin Reilly Takes Helm as WANADA Board of Directors Chairman

Kevin Reilly of Alexandria Hyundai was officially inaugurated as WANADA’s new Board of Directors Chairman, replacing John Bowis of Chevy Chase Acura, following the conclusion of his standard two-year term.

In addition, Kevin Farrish of Farrish of Fairfax was officially accepted to serve on the Board of Directors for a three-year term, replacing Robert Fogarty, Jr. of Sport Automotive, who completed the maximum six years on the board as outlined in the WANADA bylaws.

WANADA nominations committee chairman Richard Patterson of RRR Automotive announced the moves at yesterday’s WANADA Annual Luncheon, saying that the committee takes care to fill out the Board roster in a way that balances OEM representation, geography, dealership size, and industry experience. For example, Bowis, a Maryland franchised dealer, will be replaced as chairman by Reilly, whose dealership is based in Virginia.

“Clearly we want to field the best dealer leaders we can to join WANADA’s 18-member board,” Patterson said.

Incumbent Board members Jim Gramm of Safford Automotive, and Robert Farrell of Penske Automotive, were also accepted for their second three-year terms. In addition, Fogarty’s position as Board treasurer will now be held by current Board member John Altman, who represented Beyer Automotive Group.

WANADA would like to express effusive thanks to John Bowis and Robert Fogarty, Jr. for their years of service to the organization, both inside and outside of association leadership.

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