TIADA Appoints John Frullo as Executive Director
The Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association (TIADA) is proud to announce the appointment of John Frullo as its new Executive Director. Frullo, a former Texas State Representative from Lubbock, and longtime advocate for small business, will assume the position effective March 20. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Wyoming, he went on to become a CPA and spent the next ten years working in the financial, operational, managerial, and regulatory aspects of various businesses. More recently, Frullo has owned and operated a successful and award-winning print, design, and promotional products company.
As Executive Director, Frullo will lead TIADA's efforts to support and advance the interests of independent automobile dealers throughout Texas. He will oversee the organization's operations, including legislative and regulatory affairs, education and training programs, and member services.
“I am thrilled to join the current TIADA team. They have done a phenomenal job building the TIADA into a powerhouse association, and I look forward to working alongside its members to promote and protect the independent automobile industry in Texas,” said Frullo. “I am very familiar with TIADA and its mission from my time in the legislature. I have been extremely active within my own trade association, and I understand the important role associations play in the lives of their members.”
Frullo brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives since 2010, where he focused on economic growth and job creation in Texas. In addition, he has served as the Secretary/Treasurer and ultimately chairman of the board for the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica.
“We are excited to welcome John Frullo as our new Executive Director,” said TIADA President, Ryan Winkelmann. “His experience and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to advocate for the independent automobile industry in Texas. We look forward to working with him as we continue to grow our influence.”