Taking on a second term as chairman of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) is a third-generation dealer.
Lee Certilman, the co-owner of Long Island's Nardy Honda Smithtown dealership will focus on creating local jobs during another term as the association’s chair, GNYADA announced Friday.
“My job over the next 12 months is to continue to promote and defend a strong franchised system that benefits local people, local communities and the local business owners who manage them while at the same time being forever mindful of those less fortunate,” Certilman said in a news release.
“Auto dealers in our area provide tens of thousands of well-paying jobs, so, when I'm talking to legislators about our industry, I think about all these individuals who will be impacted by every decision made. It's an incredible motivator to keep fighting for this industry,” he said.
As GNYADA chairman, Certilman represents all franchised new car dealers in the metro New York area.
Prior to joining his family's business in 1985, he served as director of affiliate relations for CBS Television, according to GNYADA.