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Tamara Darvish is Vice President of DARCARS Automotive Group. She is responsible for daily operations in all departments and develops manufacturer, vendor and insurance company relationships.
Darvish is a graduate from Northwood University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with dual majors in Automotive Marketing and Automotive Management. She was awarded a Ph.D. from Northwood University. After graduating she began her career in the family business and accrued experience in all aspects of the automotive industry by working in positions in a variety of departments including Sales, Body Shop, Finance and Service.
In her 26 years of automotive industry experience, Darvish has received numerous awards and has been elected to several prominent leadership roles. Darvish serves on the Toyota Dealer Advertising Association’s Board of Directors as Secretary and Treasurer. Darvish also serves on the Washington Area New Auto Dealers Association Board of Directors. For the past 15 years she has maintained the position of Keynote Speaker for ABC Television’s Annual “Working Woman of the Year Awards,” and was named one of the “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” in 2010. This year Manheim named Tamara Darvish the Barbara Cox Anthony “Automotive Woman of the Year.”
Andrew Feffer serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Washington Nationals Baseball Club, overseeing all business operations for the club. He is directly responsible for the club’s revenue generation, marketing, communications, brand development and business administration.
Feffer brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in professional sports to the Washington Nationals. Prior to joining the Washington Nationals, Feffer oversaw and directed NFL PLAYERS, the for-profit subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. In this role, he managed the day-to-day operations of the company, focusing on marketing, licensing, sponsorship, special events, content development and television production. Feffer successfully re-built the brand and significantly increased new revenue streams, developing the NFL PLAYERS business into a $100 million-plus enterprise. Previously, Feffer oversaw and managed marketing and sales development for team owner Robert L. Johnson and the NBA expansion Charlotte Bobcats. He was instrumental in developing and building the initial start-up marketing operations, creating the branding, advertising, merchandising, database marketing and sales channels for the organization.
Feffer received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Georgetown University. Feffer serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of a son, Jake and daughter, Rees.