Jack Neshe Assumes NAAA Presidency from Paul Lips
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.— Jack Neshe assumed the office of president of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) at the organization’s 65th annual convention in Indianapolis, Ind., this month. Serving with him on the executive board for the 2013-2014 term is President-elect Ellie A. Johnson and Vice President Mike Browning. NAAA represents more than 300 member auctions in North America.
Prior to his executive board positions, Neshe has served as president of NAAA’s Eastern Chapter. He also currently chairs the Political Action Committee as well as sits on the Legislative and Membership committees.
“It’s been extremely gratifying to serve the NAAA in those positions, building relationships and working together for the mutual benefit of our members and the industry,” Neshe said. “I thank the members for their trust and support and look forward to serving them as their president.”
One area he wants to focus on in his new role is membership development. “As part of the Membership Committee I saw how vital it is for the future of both our association and industry to develop our membership,” he said. “I want to increase both our membership ranks and involvement. I also believe it’s important for the association to be a strong advocate for our members. I want to make every effort to keep them informed about legislation, regulations and other issues on the federal and state levels that can impact them.”
Other items on his agenda include streamlining processes to help auctions achieve more efficient, cost-effective operations, and enhancing customer service for greater success.
Neshe brings with him decades of experience in the auction business. Since 1990 he has been an integral part of ADESA Boston — the largest of the corporation’s auctions — where he began his career as service manager in the mechanic shop, eventually becoming operations manager. Three years later Neshe was promoted to assistant general manager at the auction and then general manager in 2007. Prior to joining ADESA, he worked for an independent auction. He is also on the Massachusetts Independent Auto Dealers Association (MIADA) board of directors.
An avid automobile and motorcycle fan, Neshe enjoys working on his own classic cars and bikes. He’s been instrumental in organizing a 30-mile Classic Car and Motorcycle Run sponsored by ADESA Boston, serving as chairman for the past eight years. The annual benefit event has raised more than $400,000 for children charities in his native Boston area.
“Jack is a super-qualified individual who has worked his way up through the industry, giving him a thorough understanding of the back-end of the business as well as operations and sales,” noted NAAA Past President and current Treasurer David Angelicchio. “He’s been a very dedicated and loyal member of the association and we’re proud to have him as our president.”