MADSIF is owned and operated by Michigan-based auto dealers from across the state. The 14-member board and four-member executive committee represent more than 26 dealerships, which includes approximately 54 franchises, throughout Michigan, bringing with them the vital dealer perspective and real world business knowledge that makes MADSIF the insurance dealers keep.
James Tellier, Chairman
President, Jefferson Chevrolet Co., Trader Ray Tire Center and Leasing
James Tellier began his career at Jefferson Chevrolet in 1970. Tellier has given generously of his time and talents to industry organizations, including serving as President and other roles at the Greater Detroit Chevrolet Dealers Association; as director and vice president of the Metropolitan Detroit Chevrolet Dealers Advertising Association ; and as director, secretary, treasurer and vice president of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association.
Kevin Vanatta, Vice-Chairman
Owner, Newberry Motors
Kevin Vanatta became the owner of Newberry Motors in 1992. He brings to the MADSIF Board his perspective of running a dealership in a small town where “trust isn’t everything, it’s the only thing!” In addition to daily management of Newberry Motors he serves as president of the local Kiwanis Club, he formerly served as president of the Newberry Chamber of Commerce, as school board president and participates in other important civic minded organizations. Kevin learned the service side of automotive business through his grandfather and father and has brought that perspective to serving his fellow dealers.
President, Livonia Chrysler Jeep
Colleen is a second generation auto dealer starting in the business at age 16. Colleen has served on many boards including past president of the Detroit Chevrolet Dealers Association, Southeastern Michigan Dodge Dealers Assn, Metro Jobbers and many advertising boards. She is also involved in her community as the Chairperson of Northville Community Foundation.
Owner, Team Hodges, Inc.
Ron Hodges is a second generation auto dealer. In 1970 he started working with his father Ben Hodges, cleaning cars, plowing snow and all that was needed to be done. After college Ron managed the parts department, followed by managing the body shop and eventually the service department before moving into sales. Ron was instrumental in obtaining the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram franchise in the early 1980’s adding to the family’s Chevrolet and Oldsmobile franchises. He has been the dealer principle at Team Hodges since 1993. Ron’s well rounded experience in the automotive business makes him a valuable member of the MADSIF board. He is a dealer, working for dealers!
Tim Roberts, Fund Administrator
President, CastleRock Risk Management Solutions, Inc.
In addition to serving as the fund administrator for MADSIF, Tim Roberts is the assistant secretary and treasurer of Auto Dealers Insurance Company, the captive reinsurance company owned by MADSIF. Roberts earned a BBA in financial administration from Michigan State University and an MBA in finance and international business from the University of Michigan. Roberts served at Exxon Corp. and at Chrysler Corporation in various finance positions before joining MADSIF and launching CastleRock Risk Management Solutions, which is exclusively contracted by MADSIF. Under Roberts’ direction, MADSIF has amassed a balance sheet surplus of more than $32 million. He is also a member of the Michigan Council of Self-Insured Group Administrators.