Flesh Elected President of New Motor Vehicle Board

State of California New Motor Vehicle Board Press Release
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nmvb@nmvb.ca.gov

February 24, 2009

Sacramento — The New Motor Vehicle Board unanimously elected Robert T. (Tom) Flesh, as the Board’s President during the February 2009 meeting of the NMVB Board.  Flesh was reappointed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2005, and previously served as Board President in 2000 and 2001, and Board Vice President in 1999, 2007, and 2008.

Flesh has a vast background on the Board having previously served as chair and member of the Board Development Committee, chair and member of the Executive Committee, chair of the Government and Industry Affairs Committee, and chair of the Corrective Action Plan Committee. Mr. Flesh is President of Safety Investment Company and Community Asset Management, multifaceted national real estate acquisition, management, and development companies.

Flesh and Ramon Alvarez C. will also serve as the Board’s Executive Committee.

For additional questions, please contact William G. Brennan, Executive Director, or the Board staff at (916) 445-1888.

The New Motor Vehicle Board (“Board”) is seated within the California Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) with oversight provided by Business, Transportation & Housing Agency.  The Board is a quasi-judicial administrative agency with independent authority to resolve disputes between franchised dealers and manufacturers of new vehicles (includes motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles).  The Board also has a Consumer Mediation Services Program that attempts, through informal mediation, to resolve disputes between consumers and new motor vehicle dealers, and/or manufacturers.