TALLAHASSEE, FL, October 1, 2020 – The Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) is delighted to install Mr. Allen Turner as its new Chairman of the Board, effective October 1st. Mr. Turner, the owner of Allen Turner Automotive Group, has served on the Board since 2014. He also serves on FADA’s Legislative Committee and is a distinguished CAR-PAC donor.
“Allen brings a wealth of experience and insight to our Board. He is the perfect choice to lead our Association through the extraordinary times we are experiencing,” said Ted Smith, President of FADA.
In addition to serving with FADA, he currently serves on the Board of Martha’s Vineyard, a home in Pensacola that offers free accommodations and lodging to out-of-town patients and families experiencing a medical crisis or hardship. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Pensacola where he is a Deacon, and has chaired and served on numerous committees both there and throughout the region.
Mr. Turner owns and operates Hyundai, Genesis, Chevrolet and pre-owned dealerships throughout northwest Florida. Turner has been married to his wife Kim for 32 years and together they have two daughters, Allie and Natalie.
“Allen succeeds Telis Assimenios, who has also shown this Dealer body uncompromising leadership over the past 12 months,” continued Smith. Assimenios is COO of the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships, and remains on the Board’s Executive Committee.
Rounding out FADA’s 2020-2021 Executive Committee are Chairman-Elect Paul McNamara of Reed Automotive Group and Treasurer Greg Douglas of Douglas Jeep Chrysler Dodge. More information on the Association’s Board of Directors can be found at flada.org.
About Allen Turner Automotive
Allen Turner Automotive is a family owned and operated business that has been a part of the Pensacola community since 1981 and the Crestview community since 2014. It prides itself on cultivating a family-centered atmosphere, where both customers and employees are treated with respect, humility and excellence.
Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) is a statewide trade association that has been serving new, franchised automobile dealers throughout Florida for over 100 years. It represents dealer interests to Florida’s legislature and agencies that regulate the automobile industry and works to promote a competitive marketplace for Florida consumers.