Business & Real Estate

Sacramento-based car dealers group has first chairwoman

The Sacramento-based California New Car Dealers Association board of directors has its first female chairperson in the group’s 93-year history.

Cheryl Bedford, owner of Sunset Auto Center in Lompoc, now heads the board of the nation’s largest state dealer trade association, which represents nearly 1,200 franchised new car and truck dealer members.

Bedford also chairs the CNCDA Scholarship Foundation, which has awarded more than $800,000 to hundreds of students since its founding in 1994.