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Executive Directors
1975 – 1975 Lloyd Cable
1975 – 1976 Bud Druxman (d.)
1976 – 1977 Dick Dobbins
1977 – 1981 B.R. Gregson**
1982 – 1982 Judy Wright
1985 – 1986 Allen Warren
1989 – Frank Granat
2014 - Theresa Gamble
2014 – 2015 Kurt
2015 – Current Todd Elliott

Locations
1958 – Yakima Washington
1975 – 936 No. 143rd Seattle WA
1975 – 1800 Westlake Avenue Ste 202 Seattle WA 98109
1976 – 12337 30th Ave NW Seattle WA 98125
1977 – 11004 E. Marginal Way Seattle WA 98108
1979 – 13410 Pacific Avenue Tacoma WA 98444
1981 – 5900 100th SW Ste 19 Tacoma WA 98499
1985 – 14806 Military Rd S, Tukwila WA 98168
2007 – 707 Auburn Way S, Auburn WA 98002

Memberships:
1956 – 150 Members
1975 – 276 Members
1977 – 238 Members
1981 – 352 Members
1982 – 388 Members
1983 – 599 Members
1984 – 591 Members
1985 – 524 Members
1986 – 300 Members
1987 – 321 Members
1988 – 348 Members

Chronological Highlights
1956 – First Annual meeting for WSIADA attended by
1957 – Bill Deupree named Association President
1958 – Morrie Stotsenberg named Association President
1958 – Voted to affiliate with NIADA
1958 – Recommendation made to State of Washington to create two separate dealer licenses (Motor Vehicle and Misc.), increase bond from $2000 to $5000, sign distance and lot minimums, temp licensing system like California’s. All recommendations passed by State of Washington March 1959.
1959 – Bill DeRango named Association President
1960 – D.L. Burd named Association President
1961 – Roger Tallakson named Association President
1962 – Chuck Suvan named Association President
1962 – 80 Members of WSIADA attended first NIADA convention in Las Vegas
1962 – Yakima Convention visited by Governor Albert Rosellini of Washington
1963 – Archie Caraway named Association President
1964 – Dick Wyman named Association President
1965 – Ralph Look named Association President
1966 – Ralph Look named Association President, 2nd Term.
1967 – Eddie Bawyn named Association President
1968 – Joe Rodgers named Association President
1969 – Allan Barry named Association President
1970 – Carl North named Association President
1971 – Howard VandeKieft named Association President
1972 – Dick Giovi named Association President
1973 – Don Stephens named Association President
1974 – Walt Friel named Association President
1975 – Bob Ochsner named Association President
1976 – Bill Newton named Association President
1976 – Peninsula Chapter created by Dick Vlist and Mac Ruddell
1977 – Bill Newton named Association President, 2nd Term.
1978 – Mac Ruddell named Association President
1979 – Mac Ruddell named Association President, 2nd Term
1980 – Frank Granat named Association President
1981 – Gene Pankey named Association President
1981 – B.R. Gregson removed as Executive Director after embezzlement of funds. Fallout of situation caused WSIADA to lose gambling license, close of the WSIADA Insurance Trust.
1982 – Bill Newton named Association President
1982 – WSIADA rebuilds reputation with members and state after the Gregson scandal
1982 – 31st Annual Convention, in July, held at the Alderbrook Inn Resort in Union Washington
1983 – Irv Rohrich named Association President
1983 – Mac Ruddell nominated for National Quality Dealer of the Year
1983 – Creation of the Fred Lester Award Plaque to members
1983 – 32nd Annual Convention, in July, held at the Alderbrook Inn Resort in Union Washington
1984 – Irv Rohrich named Association President, 2nd Term.
1984 – Yakima Chapter created by Gene Pankey and Irv Rohrich. Don Frank named Chapter President
1984 – Gambling license officially suspended for WSIADA.
1984 – Scholarship back then?
1984 – Irv Rohrich awarded the Fred Lester award
1984 – 33rd Annual Convention, in July, held at the Alderbrook Inn Resort in Union Washington
1984 – Executive Board of Directors approves building fund use to find a permanent structure for WSIADA.
1985 – Gary Giacomini named Association President
1985 – Allan Warren hired as new Executive Director
1985 – Initiative 464 (Trade-In Sales Tax Exclusion) passed into law.
1985 – Purchase of WSIADA headquarters voted on by Board of Directors, officially moved into June.
1985 – WSIADA co-founder, Don K. Medley Sr. passes away, 34th annual convention dedicated to his memory.
1985 – 34th Annual Convention, in July, held at Canterbury Inn, Ocean Shores, WA
1985 – the Front Line is first produced by the Association.
1985 – Board President Giacomini considers separating from NIADA
1986 – Curbstone law is passed by the State of Washington (RCW 46.70.115)
1986 – Ray Harley named Association President
1986 – Irv Rohrich nominated for National Quality Dealer of the Year with NIADA
1986 – South Puget Sound Chapter votes to reaffiliate with WSIADA after six months seperation.
1987 – Greg Morris named Association President (?)
1987 – Ray Harley named Association President, 2nd Term
1987 – 36th Annual Convention held at the Alderbrook Inn Resort in Union Washington
1987 – Board of Directors amends By-laws to allow state or chapter past president or vice president to attend board meetings in Executives Board place if unavailable
1987 – Dues increase voted by Board of Directors from $175 to $225 annually
1987 – Trust is terminated with WSIADA and Washington Department of Labor effectively ending Medical Insurance through Association.
1988 – Frank Granat, Jr. named Acting Executive Director of the Association
1988 – Board of Directors votes to consolidate the six chapters to three chapters (Eastern, Southwestern and Northwest Chapters). This vote did not pass.
1988 – WSIADA opens first Auction Booth location at South Seattle Auto Auction (Manheim)
1988 – Chuck Akerblade, Southeastern Chapter President inexpediently passes away
1989 – Frank Granat, Jr. named permenant Executive Director of Association
1989 – Toll Free number is purchased by WSIADA.
1989 – Annual Convention held at Alderbrook Inn Resort in Union Washington