FordDirect has added two new members to the board of managers effective immediately. The dealer investors have elected Rich Savino and Brian Godfrey to fill the two vacancies created by the recent retirements of Bill Keith and Dwight Lloyd.
Rich has more than 45 years of automotive dealership experience and is the owner of the All American Auto Group in New Jersey. His dealership has been one of the top 100 Ford volume in the U.S., making it one of the largest and most successful auto groups in the country. Rich has served on the FordDirect Dealer Advisory Board since its inception. He has previously served on more than 26 committees and Dealer Advisory boards, including a thirteen-year term on the Ford National Dealer Council.
Brian is the president of Pat Milliken Ford, one of the largest Ford dealerships in the country, which is located in nearby Redford, Mich. He grew up watching his father and grandfather run Pat Milliken Ford, which his grandfather founded in 1959. Brian has served Ford and his fellow dealers on many committees and projects, including recently finishing a seven-year term (including two years as Chairman) on the Ford National Dealer Council. He has served on the FordDirect Dealer Advisory Board since its inception and served on the boards of the Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers Advertising Fund and Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers Association for many years (including terms as Chairman of both).