AutoFair CEO Andy Crews named Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Citizen of YearStaff Report
March 11. 2016 2:05PM
MANCHESTER — AutoFair President and CEO Andy Crews is the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year.
Michael Skelton, GMCC president and CEO, announced the selection Friday, noting Crews’ contributions to the community outside his responsibilities running the AutoFair Automotive Group dealerships.
“Andy is an amazing role model for how to achieve business success while also giving selflessly to the community through leadership, civic engagement and philanthropy,” Skelton said. “We are honored and thrilled to name Andy as our next Citizen of the Year.”
Crews was presented with the Time National Dealer of the Year award at the National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Exposition last year. The GMCC award is more for his many efforts in the community, including his assistance helping lead the development of an addiction recovery center to open at the former Hoitt Furniture building on Wilson Street.
Mayor Ted Gatsas mentioned the effort in a recommendation included with Crews’ nomination.
“The center will be a game changer, and it will be the difference that our community desperately needs and would not have been possible without the leadership and dedication of Andy Crews,” Gatsas wrote.
Crews also sits on the board of several nonprofits, including the Palace Theatre and Granite State Children’s Alliance and donates a portion of his November proceeds to New Horizons pantry and shelter.
Crews and his wife, Melissa, live in Bedford with their two daughters.
Crews will be recognized at the chamber’s annual dinner at 5 p.m. on April 14 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Manchester. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.manchester-chamber.org/COY.