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Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association Foundation Supports Families in Need

Pittsburgh, PA (April 26, 2021) – The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers AssociationFoundation iscontinuing its commitment to the missionof the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown by serving as the charity’s 2021 Presenting Mission Partner, ensuring that families continue to receive the very best in care, comfort and support during their stay.

In 2020, over 500 families stayed at RMHC Pittsburgh and Morgantown. Often these families are facing financial challenges such as lost wages, medical bills and travel expenses. Staying at the Ronald McDonald House helps to ease this burden by giving families a place to sleep, find a hot shower and eat a home-cooked meal all while being only steps away from their child’s medical care.

The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association Foundation has been an avid supporter of the charity over the years, donating more than $156,000.

“We are so grateful for their ongoing support which has helped thousands of families stay together and be near the medical care they need.”said Eleanor Reigel, Chief Executive Office of RMHC Pittsburgh and Morgantown.


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, Inc. provides families who must travel to the Pittsburgh and Morgantown areas with comfort and support. The Charity provides family members with a place to sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations. In addition, the Charity operates the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in conjunction with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to provide convenient pediatric medical care to underserved Pittsburgh communities. For more information, please visit rmhcpgh-mgtn.org.


New CEO for GPADA

The Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association is pleased to announce Lisa McIntyre as the new Executive Vice President/CEO. McIntyre’s professional career has focused on partnerships with local dealers.She has been an automotive sales specialist at the Butler Eagle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Autotrader and, most recently, iHeart Media, where she was the Vice President of Automotive. She has been a long-time GPAD Foundation Board Trustee.Whileonthe board, McIntyre spear-headed initiatives to uniteschools, dealers and manufacturers’ efforts to recruit automotive technicians and place them in career -oriented positions with our local auto dealers. Her role with the organization is to guide it through a post-pandemic economyand to ensure that the GPADA and its affiliate organizations remain vital and relevant to its dealersand associated member businesses in their communities. McIntyre replaces John Putzier, who has retired after nearly 10 years at the helm of the GPADA.

McIntyre is originally from the Pitcairn/Monroeville areas and attended Gateway High School. She is a graduate of Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She resides in Butler with her husband, mother and daughter.

Lisa McIntyre
Executive VP/CEO
lisa@gpada.com