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Sidney DeBoer

Founder & Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sid served as the Chief Executive Officer of Lithia Motors since 1968, and is currently serving as Founder and Executive Chairman. After attending Stanford University and the University of Oregon, he began an active career in the auto business in 1964 working for his father at the Lithia store in Ashland, Oregon. He worked throughout the store as a Lube Technician, Parts Person, Salesman, Sales Manager, Office Manager and General Manager. After his father's death in 1968 he purchased the store from his mother with borrowed funds and his own $3000.00, and founded Lithia Motors, Inc. He has grown Lithia to its present size as a public company now trading on the New York Stock Exchange. He is a member of various automobile industry organizations, including the National Automobile Dealers Association, Oregon Auto Dealers Association, Medford New Car Dealers Association, Chrysler National Dealer Council, and American Import Automotive Dealers Association. He has been honored with the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award for Oregon, the Sports Illustrated All-Star Dealer Award, and various Medford and Ashland Chamber of Commerce Awards. The dealerships have earned innumerable awards over the years including Honda Dealer Awards, Chrysler Corporation 5-Star Dealer Awards, Toyota's President's Awards, and the coveted Porsche Premier Dealer Award. Sid has also been involved with and donates to many Community Service organizations including Southern Oregon University, the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation, Community Works, Elks Club International, Medford Rogue Rotary, Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Providence Hospital Foundation, Rogue Valley Medical Center Foundation, St. Mary's High School, United Way of Jackson County, and the University of Oregon. Sid also was awarded the President's Medal at Southern Oregon University for his work on the Southern Oregon University Foundation. He is currently serving on the board of the Southern Oregon University Foundation, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Medford Chamber of Commerce. He is also the Founder and President of the Sid and Karen DeBoer Foundation, which has issued grants to charities exceeding $2,800,000.00, as part of the Oregon Community Foundation. Sid is an avid golfer, runner, and winter and water sports enthusiast. He lives in Ashland with his wife Karen. They enjoy life in Southern Oregon with their 5 children and 10 grandchildren.

  • Sidney DeBoer

    Sidney DeBoer

    Founder & Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Sid served as the Chief Executive Officer of Lithia Motors since 1968, and is currently serving as Founder and Executive Chairman. After attending Stanford University and the University of Oregon, he began an active career in the auto business in 1964 working for his father at the Lithia store in Ashland, Oregon. He worked throughout the store as a Lube Technician, Parts Person, Salesman, Sales Manager, Office Manager and General Manager. After his father's death in 1968 he purchased the store from his mother with borrowed funds and his own $3000.00, and founded Lithia Motors, Inc. He has grown Lithia to its present size as a public company now trading on the New York Stock Exchange. He is a member of various automobile industry organizations, including the National Automobile Dealers Association, Oregon Auto Dealers Association, Medford New Car Dealers Association, Chrysler National Dealer Council, and American Import Automotive Dealers Association. He has been honored with the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award for Oregon, the Sports Illustrated All-Star Dealer Award, and various Medford and Ashland Chamber of Commerce Awards. The dealerships have earned innumerable awards over the years including Honda Dealer Awards, Chrysler Corporation 5-Star Dealer Awards, Toyota's President's Awards, and the coveted Porsche Premier Dealer Award. Sid has also been involved with and donates to many Community Service organizations including Southern Oregon University, the Ashland Community Hospital Foundation, Community Works, Elks Club International, Medford Rogue Rotary, Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Providence Hospital Foundation, Rogue Valley Medical Center Foundation, St. Mary's High School, United Way of Jackson County, and the University of Oregon. Sid also was awarded the President's Medal at Southern Oregon University for his work on the Southern Oregon University Foundation. He is currently serving on the board of the Southern Oregon University Foundation, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Medford Chamber of Commerce. He is also the Founder and President of the Sid and Karen DeBoer Foundation, which has issued grants to charities exceeding $2,800,000.00, as part of the Oregon Community Foundation. Sid is an avid golfer, runner, and winter and water sports enthusiast. He lives in Ashland with his wife Karen. They enjoy life in Southern Oregon with their 5 children and 10 grandchildren.


  • Bryan B. DeBoer

    Bryan B. DeBoer

    President & CEO

    Bryan serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Bryan joined Lithia in 1989 where he served in several managerial roles within our dealerships, including General Manager. Prior to becoming CEO, Bryan served as President and Chief Operating Officer. From our initial public offering in 1996 until becoming our President, Bryan was Executive Vice President of Mergers/Acquisitions and Operations. Bryan graduated summa cum laude from Southern Oregon University and graduated from the National Auto Dealers Association Dealer Academy in 1990. Bryan also serves on our Board of Directors.

  • Dick Heimann

    M.L. "Dick" Heimann

    Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Dick serves as our Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors. Dick joined Lithia in 1970 as General Manager of Lithia Dodge in Medford, Oregon. Prior to Lithia's initial public offering, Dick was a partner in our four original stores. Dick served as President of the company overseeing operations until 2006. Prior to joining Lithia, Dick served as a District Manager of Chrysler Corporation. Dick graduated from the University of Colorado.








  • Brad Gray

    Brad Gray

    Executive Vice President

    Brad serves as our Executive Vice President and responsible for legal and risk management. He is also involved with acquisitions, divestiture, and store operations. Brad joined Lithia in 1981 as a General Manager and became a Partner of our original Chrysler Dodge Jeep store in Medford, Oregon. Prior to his current role, Brad served on the Lithia Board of Directors for eight years through 2005. Brad continues to be actively involved with operations, acquisitions and divestitures. He worked in the automotive industry as a Sales Representative, Sales Manager and General Manager prior to joining Lithia.









  • Scott Hillier

    Scott Hillier

    Senior Vice President, Operations

    Scott serves as our Senior Vice President of Operations and is responsible for overseeing our operational leadership team. Scott joined Lithia in 1986 where he served in several managerial positions within our dealerships, including General Manager. Prior to his current role, Scott served as our Vice President of Human Development and Vice President of Sales and Finance. Scott graduated from Southern Oregon University.








  • Chris Holzshu

    Chris Holzshu

    Senior Vice President, CFO

    Chris serves as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Chris joined Lithia in 2003 after working in public accounting at KPMG LLP where he specialized in the automotive manufacturer and retail automotive sectors. Prior to becoming CFO, Chris served as Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, where he became involved in cost management, budgeting and dealership operations. Since joining Lithia, Chris has also served as Director of Accounting and Director of Audit. Chris graduated from the University of Alaska and is a licensed CPA.








  • Mark D. DeBoer

    Mark D. DeBoer

    Vice President, Real Estate

    Mark serves as our Vice President of Real Estate and is responsible for all real estate management, including the purchase, leasing, and construction management. Mark joined Lithia in 2005. Prior to joining Lithia, Mark founded and managed a real estate development/general contracting company specializing in land procurement and entitlement processes. Mark received his Bachelor of Science magna cum laude from Southern Oregon University.








  • Tom Dobry

    Tom Dobry

    Vice President, Marketing

    Tom serves as our Vice President of Marketing. Tom first joined Lithia in 2007 and then again in 2013. He has spent his entire career in automotive marketing, leading advertising agencies (BBDO and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners) assisting Chrysler and more recently General Motors. Tom has a B.A. from Michigan State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Oregon.








  • Mark Dundon

    Mark Dundon

    Vice President, Human Development

    Mark serves as our Vice President of Human Development and is responsible for increasing the quantity and quality of applicants available to our Hiring Managers to provide the most productive team members possible and drive the innovation necessary to accomplish our goal of attracting and placing the best talent in the industry. Mark joined Lithia in 2001 as a General Manager, and became Regional Vice President in 2003. Prior to joining Lithia, Mark had an extensive background in dealership management.








  • John North

    John North

    Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller

    John serves as our Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller and is responsible for accounting, banking and corporate finance. John joined Lithia in 2002. Prior to joining Lithia, John worked for real estate development and technology companies in the Bay Area. John graduated from Santa Clara University and is a licensed CPA.








  • Mark Smith

    Mark Smith

    Vice President, Information Technology, CIO

    Mark serves as our Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. Mark joined Lithia in 2010. Prior to joining Lithia, Mark served as Chief Technology Officer of Harry and David. Earlier in his career he was with Boeing and Microsoft. Mark has more than 20 years of information technology experience. Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Oregon Institute of Technology.








  • Bryan Osterhout

    Bryan Osterhout

    Regional Vice President

    Bryan O started his career with Lithia in 1997. He was a General Sales Manager, General Manager and Area Manager prior to assuming his Regional Vice President position in 2003. Bryan attended the University of Oregon.








  • Ken Wright

    Ken Wright

    Regional Vice President

    Ken began his sales career in the auto industry in 1985. He joined Lithia Motors as a General Manager in 2004 then became a Multi-Store Manager before becoming Regional Vice President in January 2009. Ken attended Linfield College in Oregon.