Mondo resigns from FATA
LONGWOOD, Fla.-Jill Mondo, executive director of the Florida Automotive Trades Association (FATA) since 1998, has resigned her position to pursue other interests.
As a result, FATA has hired Certified Association Management Co. (CAMCO) of Longwood to provide management and member services for the group.
Ms. Mondo resigned effective June 17. She became the executive director for the Florida Independent Tire Dealer's and Retreader's Association (FITDRA) in 1998 and guided that association through a merger with the Automotive Service Association of Florida in 2001. FATA was the result of that merger.
``Jill served our associations well over the last seven years, and she will surely be missed,'' said Shawn Long of Long Tire in Tampa, Fla., FATA's president. ``The demands of our association have changed as well as Jill's family priorities, and we understand and respect her decision, but it is still like we are losing a member of the family.''
FATA said its board of directors found CAMCO to be highly qualified to meet the needs of the association. Tom Monahan, a partner and CEO of CAMCO, has 28 years of association management experience specializing in public relations, member services, conventions, meetings, trade shows, financial administration, technology and publications.
``Our mission is to provide FATA with professional, efficient, understandable management that allows the board to focus on membership services and not on operations. Needless to say, I believe we have the knowledge, skills and ambition, to qualify as an outstanding management option for FATA,'' Mr. Monahan said.
Mr. Long added that CAMCO's experience will allow the firm to be ``immediately effective'' in managing FATA's upcoming July 29-31 annual meeting and trade show in Orlando.
T.O. Haas president heads MATDA
TOPEKA, Kan.-The Mid-America Tire Dealers Association (MATDA) elected George Hoellen, president of T.O. Haas L.L.C., as the association's president during its June board of directors meeting.
Mr. Hoellen's most important goal is to boost the association's membership, according to MATDA, and to improve and promote the value of membership. He and the other officers took office July 1 and will serve one-year terms.
Other officers are: Phil Thompson of Thompson's OK Tire in Beloit, Kan., vice president; Connie Hey of Hey Machinery in Baldwin City, Kan., secretary; and Steve Kelle of Kelle Oil in Braman, Okla., treasurer.
MATDA also will hold its 2005 scholarship golf tournament Aug. 14 at the Elks Country Club in Salina, Kan. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature a scramble format with a shotgun start. Net proceeds go to MATDA's scholarship fund.
The registration deadline is Aug. 16. For more information, contact Executive Director Shawn Herrick at (785) 286-1110.