NADA Board of Directors

NADA Board of Directors

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2021 NADA Board Member Tom Castriota

Thomas Castriota

NADA Secretary - Florida

Castriota Chevrolet Inc.
12930 US Hwy 19
Hudson, FL 34667
www.castriota.net

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FRANCHISES

 

Chevrolet

Tom Castriota (along with his wife, Anita) are owners and dealers of Castriota Chevrolet, Inc. in Hudson, Fla. He started in the automotive business in 1979 working in his family's dealership in Pittsburgh, PA. Castriota serves on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association, representing Florida's franchised new-car dealers. (Term: January 2016 - January 2025)

Industry Service

  • Chairman, Florida Automobile Dealers Association (FADA), 2011
  • FADA member since 1993
  • Executive Board, FADA (Current)
  • Member, Tampa Bay Automobile Dealers Association
  • Member and Board of Directors, Pittsburgh Automobile Trade Association, 1984-1993
  • Member, Pennsylvania Automotive Association, 1984-1993
  • Chrysler Lemon Law Review Board
  • Certified (MWI) Mediator and Arbitrator for GM and Dealer Dispute Resolutions (Current)
  • Served on many Chrysler and GM (Chevrolet) Dealer Advisory Boards

Community Service

  • United States Marine Corps Lt Col. USMCR (Retired)
  • Past President, Pasco County Education Foundation
  • Past President, West Pasco Chamber of Commerce
  • Board member, Bayonet Regional Hospital (Past)
  • Board member, Florida Bar's Unlicensed Board (Past)
  • FL's Nominating Commission PSC (Past)
  • Pasco County's Special Bond Review
  • University of Tampa Board of Trustees (Past)
  • Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind (Past Board of Directors)
  • Board of Trustees, Berkely Preparatory School (Past Board member)
  • United Way of Pasco (Past Board of Directors)
  • Leadership Pasco and Pasco Economic Committee
  • Founding Member of Trinity Rotary International Club

Awards

  • TIME Dealer of the Year Award National Winner, 2011
  • GMAC Champion of Life Award, 2010
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award, Twice
  • Multiply award recipient of Chevrolet’s Mark of Excellences and Genuine Leaders
  • West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year
  • Armed Service Medals:  Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Medal; Selected Marine Corp Reserve Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with an “M”; Marine Corps Meritorious Unit Commendation; Navy Sea Service Ribbon; Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Education

  • Bachelor's of political science, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • National War College, Washington D.C.
  • Marine Corps Command and Staff College
  • Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School
  • Marine Corps Motor Transport School
  • Marine Corps Security and Military Police School (Lackland AFB)
  • General Motors Institute (Dealers Operations School) Similar to NADA’s Dealer Academy
  • Chryslers Dealer Operations Course

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