A Final Comment From Retiring President, Richard Salezze

Richard_SalezzeThe past two years as your president have flown by so fast! It has been an easy term, as we have had little controversy and a market that has grown slowly but steadily. We have seen more dealer involvement in GLVADA through committee participation and activities. Tom Kwiatek, Lori Young and Dick Culver have made the job easy. Thanks to the three of you. Also, I would like to thank Todd Haldeman, our incoming President and Auto Show Chair the past two years. We continued to grow our relationship with associate members, increasing membership by 28% since 2010. Our charitable giving has grown every year, as we stay true to our commitment to Cars, Kids and Community. We had our first Economic Impact Study, and that proved to be an eye-opener for all of us. Our newsletter has grown and improved.

A special thanks to all of our board members; they have been amazing. Next year, Andy Scott and Fred Rentschler will have reached their term limit on the board, we need two fellow dealers to step up and fill those large shoes.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve my fellow dealers in the Lehigh Valley. Good selling to all.