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Chairman's Message

Chairman's Message

Jack Schmitt
Jack Schmitt Chevrolet, O'Fallon

My Focus As Chairman

On behalf of the Illinois Automobile Dealers Association, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the IADA Website. This year IADA celebrates its 97th anniversary as an organization representing the interests of all Illinois franchised car and truck dealers. OUR LOBBYING EFFORTS ON YOUR BEHALF ARE SECOND TO NONE. Our industry is evolving, as we so often see at our conventions and dealer meetings. Having served on the IADA Board of Directors, and more recently on the IADA Executive, Finance and Nominating Committees, one thing I am very certain of - IADA is more critical than ever to our continued success. We are part of a rapidly changing industry, and IADA does an outstanding job of adapting to the changing needs of its members.
After much involvement with the IADA staff and fellow dealers, one of the primary focuses has been on dealer communications. Our IADA website allows dealers to be connected and updated with the latest news, resources, and solutions to challenges affecting their dealerships. My focus as Chairman is to more effectively deliver the IADA message to the dealer body and win support of every dealer in the state. Please feel free to contact me regarding any association issues you'd like to discuss.

Lastly, the association would also like to recognize its long standing, positive relationship with the Chicago Auto Trade Association (CATA). We enjoy the partnership and camaraderie of working together on lobbying efforts and industry changes. We look forward to working together at our annual state conference this spring at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, FL.