NAAA Names Manheim Executive Couple Warren Young, Sr., Fellows
Jay and Pam Cadigan honored with award and donation to NAAA scholarship fund
Left: NAAA President-Elect Ellie Johnson; Jay & Pam Cadigan-Manheim, and NAAA President Jack Neshe


The National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) has recognized a couple as Warren Young, Sr., Fellows for their personal achievements and professional contributions to the auto auction industry. The honor was presented during the 2013 National Remarketing Conference held at San Diego, Calif., on November 14.

Receiving the lifetime distinction were Jay Cadigan, vice president of industry relations for Manheim, and his wife Pam, who is Manheim’s vice president of operations support.

The NAAA, which represents more than 300 auction members in North America, bestowed the award with a $2,500 donation in the couple’s name to the association’s nonprofit Warren Young, Sr., Scholastic Foundation. A Fellow is someone who contributes at that level, or in whose honor or memory a contribution is made in that amount, to the scholarship organization.

“It is our pleasure and privilege to honor the Cadigans for their hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence,” said NAAA President Jack Neshe. “Their efforts have made a major positive impact on the remarketing world and provide an outstanding example of professional accomplishment to future generations in our business. That’s why we feel this is a fitting tribute because their fellowship will help endow the dreams of higher education and achievement for many deserving students.”

Both Cadigans have spent their entire careers in various facets of the automotive industry and have been devoted supporters of NAAA. Jay served as president of the association for the 2010-2011term and is currently its executive vice president.

Since its creation in 2004, the Warren Young, Sr., Scholastic Foundation has raised more than $1.4 million and awards a total of $40,000 in merit scholarships annually for full-time study at an accredited institution of higher learning. It was named in honor of Warren Young, Sr., a pioneer of the auto auction industry who retired after 35 years of devoted service to his profession and the NAAA.

The Cadigans join an exclusive group of 68 others who have attained this recognition over the years. Their names will be engraved on a plaque beside their esteemed Fellows, which is permanently displayed at NAAA headquarters near Washington, D.C.