Dana Point Concours d'Elegance Announces Dick Messer Joins Board of Directors and Other Executive Appointments

Jan 15, 2010, 12:16 ET from Dana Point Concours d'Elegance

DANA POINT, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance (www.DanaPointConcours.org) announced today that Dick Messer, Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum, has been added to the organizations Board of Directors.

Messer is a native of Los Angeles and he grew up surrounded by the Southern California car culture. He began collecting, racing, and restoring cars more than fifty years ago. The Petersen Automotive Museum was founded by Robert E. Petersen, an avid car enthusiast and the founder of the Petersen Publishing empire, which includes magazines like Hot Rod, Motor Trend, Car Craft, and others. Messer started with the museum when it first opened back in 1994 and was hand-picked for the job by Robert Petersen himself. Messer has served on the Classic Car Club of America's Southern California Chapter Board of Directors for six years. Messer holds a degree in finance from the University of Southern California and a degree in hospitality management from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance also announced the appointments of Anthony M. Salerno as President and Mark Tackmann as Chief Financial Officer of the organization. Salerno is a Managing Director with the Newport Beach, California based firm, Lyndon Group, and formerly with Aston Martin North America and Penske Motorsports. Salerno has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS in Finance & Accounting from Wilkes University. Tackmann is an active Certified Public Accountant and a partner with the Torrance, California based accounting firm Brigante, Cameron, Watters & Strong, LLP. Tackmann has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS in Business Administration & Accounting from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance will take place on Sunday, June 27, 2010 on the prestigious Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point, California. The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, with proceeds supporting Southern California youth charities. The event is operated primarily as a Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Concours, with additional classes showcasing interesting and relevant automobiles. Southern California is the automotive culture capital of the world with a deep history in design, customization and motorsports. The Dana Point Concours d'Elegance organizing committee aspires to create a premier automotive event that showcases this rich heritage. For more information please visit www.DanaPointConcours.org

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