Fourth Quarter 2015 / Winter             


2014 - 2015 Theme: 
Faith, Drive & 
Dear CMDA Members,   
As 2015 draws to a close, the members of the Chrysler Minority Dealers Association, Inc.  look back on a busy and productive year that included record car sales and innovation in the auto industry. Many members expanded their inventories and staff to accommodate the demand and acquired additional franchises.  There have also been challenges which have required candid assessments and changes. CMDA has provided  outstanding educational sessions and speakers at our annual and summer meetings; sponsored well received networking, dealer support and composite review activities; and continued to implement philanthropic and CSR work in member dealers' communities. Many thanks to our Members for your support and/or participation!

Thank you to the outgoing officers and members of the 2014 - 2015 CMDA Board of Directors for their service during the past two years.  They have attended numerous meetings and advocated for dealer issues, training, diversity, and transparency on behalf of our members.  We are also grateful to our sponsors listed in the side panels of this newsletter and their representatives who consistently give us their time, support and best efforts.  

Registration is now open for the 2016 CMDA Annual Business Meeting in Las Vegas that will be held March 30 - April 1, 2016. Please use the link below to register for  the meeting.    
Please contact us if you have any  questions about CMDA's programs including training and advertising support or are in need of assistance at (305) 913 - 1328 or  

Best regards & Happy Holidays,    
Lisa Hogan                                        
CMDA Executive Director & CEO 

CMDA Reception at  FCA Announcement Show - 
August 24, 2015 Las Vegas, NV  
CMDA members, family and friends, dealership staff and FCA Executives had a fun and festive time socializing at the CMDA reception preceding the 2015 Announcement Show. FCA's state of the art & global themed show and dynamic presentations introduced very impressive, 
innovative and beautiful vehicles in all categories.  

Register Now!  2016 CMDA Annual Meeting
March 30 - April 1, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV 

CMDA Members will receive a $2,500 attendance reimbursement  
for your travel expenses

2016 Annual Meeting Schedule 
March 30


CMDA Welcome Reception    
March 31 

CMDA Business Meeting  
CMDA Composite Review Session  
CMDA Dinner Reception  
CMDA 30th Anniversary Dinner Banquet 
April 1 
   All Day  
Open for sightseeing and NADA 
activities on your own
Hotel rooms at the Four Seasons are available in the CMDA Room block. You must register for the CMDA meeting in order to reserve a room in the block. It is recommended that members register early as room demand is high in Vegas due to NADA.



CMDA members and their staff have access to free training with the Mosley Automotive Online Training Company which partnered with NAMAD this year.  CMDA members are automatically members of NAMAD as we pay your NAMAD dues as one the the benefits of CMDA membership. 

The FREE on-demand training system offers a variety of classes from several vendors. Please note that Mosley shares the user's email address and information with the vendors so you may wish to use a temporary email address, etc. as you explore their system.

  • Showroom Sales
  • Internet/BDC
  • Gen-Y and Millennial Education
  • Digital Retailing
  • Best Practices CRM
  • F & I Education
  • Customer Retention
  • After Sales
  • Phone skills
  • Social Media
  • HR & Compliance

Member Spotlight - Jay Gill, Gill CDJ - CNBC Profile 

CMDA Secretary Jay Gill, (Gill CDJ California) was featured in a national television business profile show on the CNBC channel. Click on the white triangle below to see Jay's inspiring story.  Congratulations Jay!

Jay Gill interview on CNBC

Member Spotlight - Jenell Ross, Bob Ross Alfa Romeo - "Norma Ross Pink Ribbon Driven Team"- Record setting fundraising
CMDA Member Jenell Ross (Bob Ross Alfa Romeo - Fiat, OH) participates in the Annual American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in memory of her mother Norma Ross. Many of our dealer and staff families have been touched by this disease. If you would like to support the American Cancer Society in its worthy fight in memory of your inspiring loved one, please use this link below to donate to Jenell's Pink Ribbon Driven team.


Member Spotlight - Damian Mills, Stateline CJD - Nominated for the 2016 Time Dealer of the Year Award

CMDA Dealer  President Damian Mills (Stateline CJD SC, Classic CJD NC and Stateline Fiat SC) is one of fifty (50) dealers who has been nominated for  the 2016 Ally Time Dealer of the Year Award. Click Here   for a link to Damian's nomination bio. 

The program honors franchised new-vehicle dealers for exceptional performance in their dealerships and distinguished community service.  A panel of faculty members from the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan will select four finalists from the fifty (50) nominees and then the award winner.
The winner of the 2016 Award will be announced at the NADA Convention in Las Vegas on April 1, 2016. Congratulations & Good luck Damian!  

2015 CMDA Holiday Charitable Project

feeding america
For the 2015 Winter Holiday Season, CMDA Headquarters will once again make financial donations to the local food banks on behalf of our Members' dealerships in each of the cities throughout America where the dealerships are located.    The donations will provide more than 700,000 meals for children and families.  

CMDA members are encouraged to feature your local food bank on your dealerships' website and Facebook pages during the holidays as each dollar donated by your customers will provide 22 meals.   Currently, 1 in 5 children in the United States face hunger.   

2015 Reimbursement Deadline - Final Reminder

December 15, 2015 is the deadline for submitting CMDA reimbursement requests for local nonprofit and community support;  Advertising / Web Coupon / Marketing; and 2015 CMDA Annual and Summer  Business Meeting Attendance expenses.  
All reimbursement requests must include the applicable reimbursement form, invoices and proof of dealership payment. Submit the reimbursement package to CMDA Headquarters by mail, fax or email listed below.  All forms are available on the Membership page of the CMDA website or Click here for forms.
Mailing Address:   Chrysler Minority Dealers Association
                           201 South Biscayne Boulevard, 28th Floor
                           Miami, FL 33131 
Phone:                 (305) 913 - 1328 
Fax:                      (305) 913 - 1301  
Website:              ww w.
Please note that per CMDA's Audit and Finance Policy, Fiscal Year 2015 reimbursement requests received after the deadline will not be processed.

Industry News

John Lyboldt  has been selected to head the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) as its new president.  John has served as NADA's vice president of dealership operations for the last eight years, after leading the Rochester Automobile Dealers Association for nearly two decades.   John's assistance to the CMDA and minority dealer efforts has been greatly appreciated and CMDA congratulates him in this new position at the TCA. 

Historic Visit of Pope Francis to the United States


The official vehicles selected to transport the Pope during his visit to the United States and the cities of  Washington D.C.,  New York and Philadelphia were  the Fiat 500 and retrofitted Jeep Wrangler.



CMDA Headquarters will be closed from December 21, 2015  to  

2014 - 2015
Board of Directors:



Committee Chairs & Appointments


Private Cap & NDC
Damian Mills
Alfred Flores
Sponsorship & Training
James Davis
Ray Fregia, Sr.
Audit Committee
Brian Kitagawa
NADA Composite 
Gus Rodriguez

Business Center Liaisons
Denver & West
Brian Kitagawa
Paul Antepara
Southwest & Midwest
Gene Johnson
Great Lakes & Southeast
Jerry Dillard
Mid Atlantic & Northeast
John Gillilan

New Committee Member Appointments:
Alex Hwang
Future Dealers
Tyrone Williams
Nick Noble
Chad Martin
Generation Liaison
Jennifer Camacho

CMDA Headquarters

Lisa B. Hogan, Esquire
 Executive Director & CEO
Chrysler Minority Dealers Association 

Telephone: (305) 913 - 1328           
Facsimile:   (305) 913 - 1301





Thank You  
 2015 Annual
 Platinum Sponsor:  
Gold  Sponsors:



Silver  Sponsor:   

Bronze Sponsor:  

* * * * 


Thank You  
 2015 Summer
 Platinum Sponsor:  
Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:  
* * * * 

Open Point Notices - Chrysler & FIAT

To obtain information on future Chrysler & FIAT points, please contact the Network Managers and Business Placement Managers on the attached Directory.

Open Point Notices - Other OEMs

  CMDA pays the NAMAD dues for CMDA members in January. NAMAD periodically distributes open point notices from other manufacturers. Please contact CMDA Headquarters if you have not received email notices from NAMAD this year regarding these open points.


2014 Calendar

-CMDA 1Q Board Meeting
-North American Car Show
-CMDA Annual Meeting/NADA

-Black  History Month
-CMDA Newsletter

-National Dealer Council Meeting

-CMDA 2Q Board Meeting
-New York Car Show / NADA & JD Power Forum

 -CMDA Webinar  
-Asian Pacific American Month

- CMDA Summer Meeting

-NAMAD Annual Conference  

- CMDA 3Q Board Meeting
- FCA Announcement Show at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas  
-National Dealer Council Meeting

-NADA Washington Conference
-Annual Congressional Black Caucus Reception
-Annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Reception
-National Hispanic Heritage Month


-National American Indian Heritage Month
-Los Angeles Car Show  
- Deadline to turn in CMDA training reimbursement requests  

 -National Dealer Council Meeting 
-  Deadline to turn in CMDA advertising & local community support reimbursement requests 
- CMDA 4Q Board Meeting


Send submissions for the CMDA Newsletter to  
Editor Lisa Hogan at CMDA Headquarters
(c) All rights reserved Chrysler Minority Dealers Association 2015
Contact CMDA Headquarters for re-print permission.   


Chrysler Minority Dealers Association, Inc.

Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Lakeside

Bertera FIAT

Billion Fiat 

Bob Ross Alfa Romeo - Fiat

Butler Fiat of Indianapolis

Cars Plus CJD

Champion Dodge

Classic CJD

Courtesy Motors

Country CDJ

DCJ of Vacaville

Desert Sun Espanola 

Dick's Country CJD

Dodge Chrysler Jeep City

Dodge Chrysler Jeep City of McKinney

Eddy's Chrysler Jeep Dodge  

FIAT of Annapolis 

FIAT of Naperville

Fiat of Wilmington 

Findlay CDJR 

Freedom Chrysler Jeep of Harrisburg

Freedom Dodge Chrysler Jeep

Gill Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Grayson Chrysler Jeep Dodge 

Great Lakes CDJR

Gresham Dodge

Gulfgate Dodge Chrysler Jeep

Hooman CDJ

Hudson Valley CDJ

Island Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

James Hodge DCJ

Johnson Fiat of Annapolis  

Karl Malone CDJ  

Kamaaina Motors

Kona Auto Center

Landers McLarty CJD Huntsville

Louie Herron CDJ 

Lums Auto Center

Martin DJC

Mid County CDJR 

Midway CDJR 

Milford Chrysler Sales

Momentum Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Momentum CJD of Fairfield

Nemer CJD of Saratoga

Neuwirth Motors

Noble Automotive

Northside Alfa Romeo - Fiat

Northstar DCJ

Ohio Automotive Center

Outten County Chrysler

Park DCJ

Pearson DCJ

Performance CJD/ Baxter CDJR 

Perris Valley DJC

Premier CDJ 

Puente Hills CDJR

Rainier Dodge

Royal Gate CDJ

San Diego CDJ

South Miami FIAT 

Stateline CJD

Stateline FIAT

Steve Jones CJD

Stevens Creek CJD

Stoneridge Motors

Superstition Springs CJ

Town Chrysler Dodge

Turlock CDJR

Tyson Motor Corp

US 1 Chrysler Jeep Dodge

Vicksburg CJD

Vision CDJ 

Wright Automotive 

Yakima CDJ 

 Chrysler Minority Dealers Association, Inc. 

201 South Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2804

Miami, FL 33131

(305) 913 - 1328