Tamara Darvish is a vice president of DARCARS Automotive Group, a privately owned group of 34 franchises in the Washington Metro area. She has worked in the automotive industry for over 27 years. She has served as a member of the executive board of directors for Washington Area New Auto Dealers Association since 1995 and served as the first woman Chairman for the Association. Tamara was also recently elected to serve her second term as the Washington DC Director on the Board of Directors at the National Automobile Dealers Association. She keynotes several corporate and philanthropic events throughout Greater Washington including the WJLA Working Women of the Year Award. Tamara graduated from Northwood University with a B.A in Business Administration and an A. A. in Automotive Marketing. Since then, she has completed hundreds of industry related certification programs. Philanthropy and community service have always been a constant high priority for Tamara. Each year, DARCARS selects and commits to several community and philanthropic events that raise over $2.0 million annually, which she personally devotes the time to lead the charge. She consults for companies and media outlets on issues regarding the Automotive Industry and has received numerous industry awards, including being named one of the �100 Leading Women in North American Auto Industry� by Automotive News and awarded Barbara Cox Anthony �Automotive Woman of the Year� by Manheim. Tamara recently published her first book �Outraged� which was released in mid-October 2011 and can be found at www.tammydarvish.com.