Board of Directors — Southern California
Term: February 2004 – January 2015
3475 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107-3816
Phone: (626) 795-3381
Fax: (626) 463-5551
Cadillac, Saab, Land Rover, Toyota, Scion
Dealership Operations, Industry Relations
ATAE/NADA, Convention, Industry Relations, Charitable Foundation
John Symes, president of Symes Automotive Group, Pasadena, Calif., represents Southern California’s franchised new-car dealers on the National Automobile Dealers Association's board of directors.
Symes became a franchised dealer in 1982. He is vice president of the Los Angeles Motor Car Dealer Association, a trust board member of the California Motor Car Dealers Association (CMCDA) and on the service board of CMCDA. Symes is also on the Cadillac Mediation Board. Previously, he was president of CMCDA, served on the Cadillac Dealer Council and was part of the Land Rover Presidents Cabinet.
Active in the community, Symes is a board member of the San Gabriel Valley Boy Scouts. He was also a board member of the Arcadia Methodist Hospital.
Symes received the Good Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
He graduated with a B.A. in Social Science at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.