Scarpelli elected as 2013 NADA convention chairman

ANTIOCH – Mark Scarpelli, president of Raymond Chevrolet Kia, was elected to represent Chicago’s metropolitan franchised new-car dealers on the National Automobile Dealers Association’s board of directors and selected as chairman of NADA’s 2013 Momentum Convention & Expo Feb. 8-12 in Orlando.

Nearly 20,000 members and representatives are expected to attend, including manufacturers, national and international automotive dealers and prominent industry executives and leaders. Keynote speakers include former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, President and CEO of Hyundai John Krafcik and Commander Mark Kelly, husband to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, astronaut and aviator .

“I was blessed to become an automotive dealer at 21 and serve as a former auto show chairman, Chicago Automobile Association board chairman and served as a board member on other numerous General Motors boards," Scarpelli said. "It gives me an outlet and an inside to up-and-coming industry trends and events. I enjoy being involved in the industry that is so good to my family and me.”

The NADA represents more than 32,000 automotive franchises and dealers both nationally and internationally and provides education, training, research and insight into the automotive industry.

For more information, visit www.nada.org.