Dennis Assael

was President and owner of Assael Automotive, Inc. He has been a Mazda dealer since 1971, and owned automobile dealerships for Hyundai, Subaru, BMW, Buick, Mitsubishi and MINI, and Kia as well, until the sale of his business to a national public corporation in June 2007. He has served on various boards and committees throughout his career, notably Chapman University the Orange County Sheriff’s Advisory Council Board Of Directors and Leadership Council. In addition to his work on these councils, he is also currently a reserve Captain in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Assael also serves as chairman of the Goldstar Awards Committee and is an advisor for the National Latino Peace Officers Association. Mr. Assael has been married to his wife Charyl for forty seven years, they have three daughters and eight wonderful grandchildren. Mr. Assael and his wife Charyl reside in Newport Beach, Ca.