AIADA Hires New Senior Grassroots and Advocacy Manager

Alexandria, Va. (March 15) – The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) today announced the addition of Ashley Burch as its Senior Advocacy and Grassroots Manager. In this role, Burch will be responsible for maintaining and growing relationships between AIADA members and their legislators, managing the association’s annual Auto Summit, and representing the organization on Capitol Hill.

Maryland Dealer Paul Ritchie to Head AIADA’s 2017 Board of Directors

New Orleans (January 29) – The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) today announced that Hagerstown, Md., dealer Paul Ritchie will serve as its 2017 chairman. Ritchie, who is the president of Hagerstown Honda and Hagerstown Kia in Hagerstown, Md., and Altoona Honda in Altoona, Pa., took over the position during AIADA’s 47th Annual Meeting and Luncheon, held today in New Orleans, Louisiana.

AIADA Honors Pennsylvania Dealer Jim Smail With Lifetime Achievement Award

New Orleans (January 29) – The American International Automobile Dealers Association today announced Greensburg, Pa., dealer Jim Smail as the recipient of its David F. Mungenast Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award during its 47th Annual Meeting and Luncheon in New Orleans.

Auto Industry Enjoyed Record Sales in 2016

Alexandria, VA (January 5) – The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) today released December’s sales figures for the international nameplate automobile industry. Brands sold by America’s 9,500 international nameplate franchises accounted for 55.6 percent of all new vehicles sold in the United States in December and 55.1 percent of all vehicles sold last year.

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