Maryland Auto Dealers to honor former WANADA CEO, Mike Murphy
WANADAês esteemed sister organization, Maryland Auto Dealers Association, has announced that its Foundation has selected former WANADA chief executive officer Maurice J. (Mike) Murphy as its 2016 honoree to be admitted into the MADAF Legends Hall at its Annual Unforgettable Gala, Nov. 4, 2016, at Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase, Md. The MADAF Unforgettable Gala, now in its 7th year, has as its mission to spotlight and preserve the name and memory of Maryland automobile industry leaders and pioneers. The list of former inductees is impressive, starting with last yearês honoree, Jerry Fader, founder of MileOne Automotive in Towson; the year before that longtime MADA CEO Cab Darrell, Mike Murphyês colleague for 25 years; preceded by Fred Bowis of Chevy Chase ChevyLand; Bob Bell of Bob Bell Automotive in Baltimore; Bob Suddith, Hoffman Automotive, Hagerstown; and Wilson Howes, Wilson Pontiac and Honda, Silver Spring, and later Hagerstown Honda.
Mike Murphy was the second of three Murphy family members to head up the staff at WANADA, a position he held for 27 years, 1955-82. Mikeês father, Dick Murphy, preceded him as WANADAês CEO from 1932-55, and his son, Gerry Murphy, succeeded him as CEO in 1982, running WANADA until 2014. Mike passed away in 2004, having stayed active with WANADA as a consultant on The Washington Auto Show until 2000.
Tickets are available for $250 per person. Register for the Unforgettable Gala by clicking here. As noted above, arrangements are set for Friday, Nov. 4 at Columbia Country Club (black tie optional). Questions about the event or registration can be directed to Ethel Biensach, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (301) 271-1717.Download Bulletin PDF