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Who We Are

The AIADA exists to support and advocate for the independent auto dealer industry in Arizona. We work with various state and federal agencies to help ensure policies balance the needs of the consumer and of the industry. We work with legislators to ensure legislation has the intended consequences. We help you get answers to questions pertaining to your business both of a compliance and non-compliance nature. We are your one stop shop for dealer forms and supplies.

Board of Directors

Aubrey Strickstein

President
Right Choice Automotive
a.strickstein@yahoo.com

Bob Schuster

Senior Vice President
Great Cars and Trucks
greatcarsaz1@aol.com

Rob Hart

Secretary
Metro Auto Auction
rhart@metroaa.com

Ace Christian

Chair
Rock Solid Auto Center
cchristi@rocksolidautocenter.com
       
 

Shea Petta

Director
Centennial Leasing & Sales
spetta@centleasing.com
 

Hussein Amin

Director
Car Mix Motor Co.
sales@carmixmotor.com
 

Brian Wilmer

Director
Venado Auto Sales
brianwilmer@yahoo.com
 

Dean Shelton

Director
Adesa Phoenix
dean.shelton@adesa.com
 

 

 

 


Shelley Coppolla

Director
Adesa Phoenix
shelley.coppola@adesa.com
 

Buck Slagle

Director
Warranties Plus
warrantiesplus@cox.net
 

John Duplanty

Director
Manheim Arizona
john.duplanty@manheim.com
 

Jared Halsted

Director
Double H Auto Exchange
doublehautoexchange@yahoo.com

     

Michael Murphy

Director
RV Warranty
mmurphy@rvdig.com
     

Management Team

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Dave Warkentin

Executive Director
|  (602) 246-1498  |  f (480) 967-7905
dave@aiada.net

Dave has been in the association management business for 10 years in Washington State and Arizona State. Dave came to the AIADA in August 2012 as a newbie to the auto dealer industry with a strong penchant for building partnership and designing "rubber hits the road" solutions.

 

Since joining the association Dave has been instrumental in asserting the AIADA as a leader in the State developing strong partnerships with state agencies and with the new car dealer association. Due in part to a strengthening economy and Dave's leadership, the Association has experienced significant growth both in members and in stature.
 

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Erin O'Harrow-Strickstein

Communications Manager
(602) 246-1498
erin@aiada.net

Erin O’Harrow–Strickstein graduated from Oklahoma State University, majoring in Political Science and Spanish and went on to pursue her Masters in Political Science (Public Administration Emphasis).

Erin interned in U.S. Senator David Boren’s office in Washington, D.C. before taking a position as a Legislative Researcher at the Oklahoma House of Representatives. She became Assistant Director of the Research Department, overseeing and coordinating the Research Staff in policy analysis and staffing House Committees.

Erin moved to Washington, D.C., where she took a position with the American Petroleum Industry as a Measurement Analyst before being hired by the National Soft Drink Association as a lobbyist in the State and Local Affairs Department. Erin was promoted to Associate Director of State and Local Affairs at NSDA.

The Pepsi-Cola Company hired her to be one of their corporate lobbyists, where she coordinated lobbying efforts with company-owned and franchise bottlers at the state, local and federal levels. Spending most of her time on the road for a number of years, she made the decision to forego her career to raise her family.

Having taken a step off the corporate track to raise her family, Erin continued lobbying on a pro-bono basis for different causes through the years. With a son in high school and a daughter in middle school, Erin has been working in her family’s business, Right Choice Automotive, with her husband Aubrey.