Calendar year 2020 marks STAR’s 19th year as a standards organization. I am proud to report that despite Covid-19 impacts, STAR made good progress in its efforts over the first nine months of 2020 in terms of communications, new membership, sub-committee development projects and steps towards modernization of STAR standards.
We expect that momentum will continue to build on this progress through the end of the year and into 2021. Key points include:
New STAR Members: we are pleased to welcome five new members who joined STAR during the August – September timeframe. We look forward to having these companies on the STAR team and expect that their contribution will provide mutually beneficial results for their operations and for STAR. The new members are:
2021 STAR GENERAL SESSIONS MEETING: we have tentative plans to host the 2021 STAR General Sessions Meeting at NADA on Thursday, January 21st in New Orleans. As a result of Covid-19, we are making arrangements for a virtual meeting to be conducted simultaneously or as a replacement for the New Orleans meeting. We expect to make a final determination of plans by early December.
We expect more announcements over the coming weeks so please check back on this site or on LinkedIn.
Rafael Maldonado VP and CIO, National Auto Dealers Association STAR Steering Committee Chairman