Auto Symposium 2022

OCD Auto Dealer Symposium 2022

About The Symposium

Automotive Dealership owners, managers, and personnel are invited to join us on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Sheraton Needham, MA for O’Connor & Drew’s 6th Annual Auto Dealer Symposium.

Servicing the automotive dealership industry for 70 years, O’Connor & Drew firm partners and industry experts will be sharing their knowledge, tips, and advice on Operational, Tax, and IT Audit, Assurance, and Cybersecurity geared specifically for Automobile Dealerships

Symposium Agenda

2022 Auto Symposium Agenda

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2021 Event Speakers:  Powerpoints and Video Presentations

IT Audit & Security Update

Michael Hammond, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, Principal, OCD Tech – the IT Audit & Security Division of O’Connor & Drew, P.C. spoke with Dealerships on the status of cybersecurity within the industry and how to protect their dealerships from a data beach.

Tax Update

Ryan J. McDonell, CPA, O’Connor & Drew, P.C. provided a preliminary Tax Update pertaining to what Auto Dealerships can potentially expect this upcoming tax season and beyond.

The Buy / Sell Market

Alan Haig, President of Haig Partners discussed the current status of the dealership Buy/Sell Market as well as online tools consumers are now using in the car buying process.

Fixed Operations

John Sheriff from Sheriff 5-Star provided some real-life examples and advice for Fixed Operations Improvements at the Dealership.

Legislative Update

Robert F. O’Koniewski, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel, MSADA provided insight on current legislation on the state and federal levels and how it is and could impact dealerships.


25 Braintree Hill Office Park
Suite 102
Braintree, MA 02184
Additional Locations


Monday-Friday: 8:00 - 5:00
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Phone:  617-471-1120
Fax:  617-472-7560