CMDA Executive Director & CEO Lisa Hogan says that to commemorate this milestone anniversary year, CMDA is making significant philanthropic contributions through the endowment of automotive education scholarships at Northwood University (to whom the association has already donated more than $1.2 million); providing more than one million meals to the Feeding America Food Banks across the country in the local communities where the association members’ dealerships are located; hosting Dealer for A Day teen mentoring programs with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; and initiating a minority automotive technician internship program at select dealerships. Contributing to the economy as business owners, employing local citizens and giving back to their communities and corporate social responsibility programs are common traits among the members of the association.

Founded in 1986, the CMDA is a national trade association that represents the ethnic minority owners of Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, and Alfa Romeo brand dealerships throughout the United States. Many of these African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American dealers also have multiple franchises with other domestic and international manufacturers. There are currently more than 155 minority owned dealerships in the FCA dealer network. The association’s mission was clear from the start in 1986 – to promote the growth, development and welfare of ethnic minority-owned dealerships. Its founders and first president Keith Bullard ensured that the trade association would be independent and member funded. The association and Chrysler’s executive leadership set up the first automated membership dues invoicing program in the industry.


CMDA members have definitively played a role in the success and survival of Chrysler and the automotive industry. Its members participated in historic communications with the Congressional Black Caucus in 1979 that encouraged the Carter Administration to save Chrysler, which was led at the time by CEO and Chairman Lee Iacocca, from bankruptcy with a $1.5 billion loan guarantee. At that time, Chrysler committed to increasing the number of minority dealers in its network. During the economic recession that began in 2008 and Chrysler’s bankruptcy in 2009, CMDA’s leaders and members testified in congressional hearings, met with the heads of federal agencies, members of congress, President Obama and the administration and advocated for assistance and the successful bailout of the automotive industry. Dealers continue to be actively engaged with regulatory issues, elected leaders and manufacturers.

At the end of 2015, minority owned dealerships constituted approximately 5.9% of the FCA dealer network. CMDA promotes the growth of proportionate ethnic diversity and its goal is for the dealer network to reflect the composition of America’s total minority population, which is 15% and growing. “People from all backgrounds purchase vehicles and should sell them as well.” According to Ms. Hogan, “some say diversity is counting people, but inclusion is when you make people count and CMDA is inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of its founding dealers to continue building upon their work and create business ownership opportunities for those who follow.”


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Over the past few years I’ve taken a very special interest in helping people reduce the amount of inflammation in their bodies. Please take a moment to read Thomas DeLauer’s incredible story and how he was able to completely rid his body of dangerous inflammation.

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Inflammation is holding us back in so many ways, and no one is really explaining it to us. All we know is that it’s “bad,” but no one wants to tell us about how it’s keeping us from losing weight and how it’s making us feel like garbage. Mainly because the food lobbyists don’t want us to dip into their profits when we find out that inflammation is caused by most of the so-called healthy foods that we are eating now!

IMPORTANT: My results are not typical. As with any weight loss program, your results may vary greatly.

When I was 275lbs and struggling with my weight, the last thing that I thought about was inflammation causing my problems… I had always resorted to the basics… simple calories in vs. calories out to lose weight, BUT that was NOT the case here. There was something bigger at play because I was literally doing everything that I was ‘supposed’ to do.

Meanwhile, my wife was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease that effected her thyroid (hashimoto’s) and later, Lyme disease. It was the serendipitous timing of this that made me realize that inflammation might be playing a larger role then I had thought. I’m sure many of you have heard of these diseases, and the scary thing is that they can be affecting you and you might not even know it!

To make a very long story short, I began learning about inflammation, using my resources within the healthcare industry to dive into some heavy research on how inflammation works and how it could be holding my wife and I (and others) from living the lives that we wanted to live. Like so many others, it’s easy to not even realize you’re being held back.

I found that inflammation can cause all kinds of issues in the digestive tract making it so that you’re not absorbing nutrients. This was a HUGE step, because I WAS eating healthy, but I couldn’t lose weight at all! So when I realized that there were specific “health foods” that I was eating that were causing this to happen, it all made sense….

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If you’re not absorbing nutrients, then you body goes into starvation mode and that means that you will store fat! It’s a simple survival mechanism! This was the code that needed to be cracked! I needed to find a way to reduce the activity of the COX-1 enzyme and the production of prostaglandins (a fancy way of saying ‘how inflammation is caused”)

But the difficulty was finding a way to rid my body of the inflammation so that I could begin absorbing nutrients again. And back then, this was a long drawn out process, simply because the science wasn’t really there at the time. Most of us don’t really have the time or the energy to devote to experimenting with different foods to find what works for them.

Well, I did reduce my inflammation, and I was able to get back on track and ultimately become on author on this very topic, but it took a lot of time.

So over the past six months, using my experiences and my research I have developed a way to reduce inflammation within the body and to help the body absorb nutrients again, all with a WHOLE FOODS approach. As someone that has been in the healthcare industry before, I wanted to make sure this was a down-to-earth way to reduce inflammation.

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IMPORTANT: Results are not typical. As with any weight loss program, your results may vary greatly.


IMPORTANT: Results are not typical. As with any weight loss program, your results may vary greatly.

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