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Dearborn Heights, MI, United States, 2007/06/16 - Timothy J. McCarthy, president of Checker Sedan, was elected to the Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors. Checker Sedan is a division of Detroit-based Soave Enterprises and part of the Soave Transportation Group.
“I am thrilled and honored to serve on the Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors,” said McCarthy. “I am committed to working with Chairman Dennis Archer, President Richard Blouse and the entire Board in its continuing efforts to attract and to retain businesses and jobs in Southeast Michigan.”
As president of the Soave Transportation Group, McCarthy is dedicated to providing metro Detroit with reliable quality transportation, meeting the region’s various needs through its three companies; Checker Sedan (checkersedan.com), the official luxury sedan service of Detroit Metro Airport; Checker Cab, the oldest and largest taxi service company serving metro Detroit; and Commuter Express, which charters motor coaches and mini-buses for corporate events and group tours.
McCarthy has been an executive with Soave Enterprises since 1981. Before becoming president of the Soave Enterprises Transportation Group, he served in several senior level operational and financial positions with the holding company.
Prior to joining Soave Enterprises, McCarthy served as a Certified Public Accountant at the international public accounting firm, Price Waterhouse & Co. (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) from 1969 until 1981.
McCarthy also serves as Vice-Chair of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additionally, he is a member of the Transportation Advisory Council for SEMCOG and sits on SEMCOG’s Ann Arbor – Detroit Steering Committee, which is studying mass transit alternatives for that corridor.
A graduate of Walsh College, McCarthy resides in Grosse Pointe with his wife, Patty. They have three adult children and six grandchildren.
Soave Enterprises is a diversified management and investment company founded by Detroit businessman Anthony L. Soave that provides strategic planning, financial and other management resources to its affiliated business ventures in the real estate, automotive retailing, beer distribution, scrap metal, industrial services and transportation industries, among others. Recently, Forbes Magazine ranked Soave Enterprises as the 251st largest privately held company in the United States. The Soave Enterprises Transportation Group consists of the following operations: Commuter Transportation Co.; Checker Sedan Co. and Checker Cab Co.
About the Detroit Regional Chamber
With nearly 23,000 members, the Detroit Regional Chamber is the largest chamber of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission is carried out through business attraction efforts, public policy advocacy, strategic partnerships and quality products and services for members.