Tormohlen starts as NIADA President after unanimous election

Gordon Tormohlen is the new president of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association.

Tormohlen and the slate of nominees were elected unanimously to the post Monday at the NIADA Accelerate 2023 Convention and Expo during the General Membership Meeting.

“We are going to have a great year,” said Tormohlen after being elected. “We have a terrific team and terrific leadership. Progress will occur. With the current economy, our dealers are going to face some tough times this year, and they are going to need their association. We are going to be there for them.”

Tormohlen is the owner of Good People’s Automotive in Freeport, Ill. Tormohlen is a past Illinois Quality Dealer of the year.  He serves on the Illinois Independent Automobile Dealers Board, the Northwood University Automotive Curriculum Advisory Board and the Highland Community College Auto Technology Advisory Board.

The entire Board of Directors for 2023 include:
President, Gordon Tormohlen
President-elect, Michael Darrow
Senior Vice President, Don Griffin
Treasurer, Darla Booher
Secretary, Dan Johnson
Vice President Region 1, Chris Maher, Sr.
Vice President Region 2, Ken McFarland
Vice President Region 3, Greg Zak
Vice President Region 4, Brenna Stansberry
Vice President At Large (2 positions), Bentley Nolan and Nick Markosian

Scott Allen, the 2022 President, will move into the role of Chairman of the Board. Allen thanked the board and members for their help in the past year before passing the gavel to Tormohlen.

“We’ve had significant challenges in the past year,” Allen said. “The Board made important decisions that are going to impact the Association for years to come.

“Thank you. You will never know how much I appreciate your service.”

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