GNYADA September 2017 Newsletter

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Certilman Takes the Chairman’s Gavel

SEPTEMBER 2017 Volume 27, Issue 5


Directors since 2006 and has been part of the Executive Committee since 2014. “Lee has been a dedicated advocate for dealers and the important role they play in creating jobs and providing economic development to towns and villages through- out our area,” said GNYADA President Mark Schienberg. “I look forward to work- ing with him on the Association’s many important grassroots initiatives.” To his role as Chairman, Certilman brings knowledge and experience from the many Association Committees on which he has served over the past decade. During his time on the GNYADA Board, his Committee Memberships have included stints on the Auto Show and Government Relations Committees, in addition to Chairing the Employee Relations Plan and Political Action Committees. Certilman’s passion for training dealership employees made (continued on page 2)


GNYADA Donates $100K in Hurricane Harvey Relief page 2 Dealers Produce Significant Impact on NY’s Economy page 4 GNYADA Forms New PAC to Protect NYC Dealers page 5 GNYADA Offers Used Car Recall-Check Decals page 7 Above Ground Storage Tank Inspection Alert page 9

Lee Certilman, owner of Nardy Honda in Smithtown, NY, was confirmed as Chairman of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association at the Association’s Annual Meeting on August 28. Taking over for outgoing Chairman Nick Toomey, Certilman is a third-genera- tion dealer who has served on the Board of

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2 GNYADA's Golf Outing Raises $125K

With a day of perfect weather, fun golf, great food, and over $125,000 raised in support of automotive education in metro New York, GNYADA’s 12th Annual Charity Golf Outing was yet another outstandingly successful sell- out event. “Events like today, which allow us to help local automotive students pay for

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