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Rick Messinger

Rick Messinger

Dealer Associates Inc. (DAI)

Rick Messinger, Partner, Dealer Associates Inc. (DAI), has been in the automotive industry for 43 years. He started his career in 1973, selling advertising to dealers in Detroit. He then went on to provide sales training programs, and ended up selling exotic “cars to the stars” at a high line dealership in Beverly Hills, California.

He moved to Dallas in 1980, where he met his business partner of 28 years, Tony Fincannon. They started DAI in 1990, and have been recognized with numerous awards over the years. In addition to providing products and training, DAI continues to focus on building wealth for dealers and their employees through reinsurance structures.

Rick currently resides in Dallas with his wife of 30 years, Debbie, and their daughters, Lacey and Leah.

2018 Advisory Board

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and Advisory Board Chair

Craig Almon 
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Matt Croak 
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Lyle King
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Matt Nowicki
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Kurt Orcutt
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