“Having started in the automobile business as an apprentice technician, training and opportunity are very important to me,” said Toomey. After graduating from Northwood High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, in 1969, his proficiency in handling vehicle repairs helped him get his foot in the door at Hill & Sanders Ford in Wheaton, Maryland. He was promoted to a management position by the time he was 25 years old. Toomey then worked at Koons Ford in Falls Church, Virginia, before being recruited by Rallye Motors in 1990 to direct fixed operations. During Toomey's four years as GNYADA’s Education Chairman, the Association’s education programs have seen a significant rise in dealer participation, received national and international accolades, and won numerous awards. Toomey is pas- sionate about education and its importance for young people entering the business, as well as in enhancing the skills of those already working in dealerships.
Women’s Fund of Long Island , American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women , Special Olympics , and the Boomer Esiason Foundation . In addition, Rallye sponsors an annual Christmas Party for abused children in temporary housing. The Association formally congratu- lates Nick Toomey on his new posi- tion, and we look forward to a pros- perous time with him as Chairman.
Toomey has also made a difference in his community by generously con- tributing to local and national causes. He received the American Red Cross Good Neighbor Award in 2012 and was a TIME Dealer of the Year recip- ient in 2013. Rallye Motors also sponsors the American Cancer Society’s Walk for a Cure , Long Island Cares’ Harry Chapin Food Bank , Swim Across America for cancer research,
2016 Golf Event – Par For the Day! (continued from cover)
As part of the evening program, newly elected Chairman of the Board Nick Toomey awarded five GNYADAAutomotive Education Scholarships — each worth $5,000 — to five stu- dents from Lincoln Technical Institute, who are also veterans of the U.S. military. To learn more about our 2016 scholarship recipients, visit gnyada.com/education/winners . The day concluded with thirty-eight prizes being handed out to the day’s raffle winners; prizes included New York Mets tick- ets, Apple Watch Sports, GoPro Cameras, an Apple iPad Air 2, and much more. Ken McGee from Capital One Auto Finance took home the grand prize, a Chronomat Breitling watch worth $25,000. The tournament winner was Port View Leasing. GNYADA thanks everyone who joined us for this important day, which has been a testament to the generosity and commu- nity investment of our devoted members for more than a decade now.
Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association • www.gnyada.com
The Newsletter • August 2016
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