Edward Napleton Jr - Director of Operations, Napleton

Edward Napleton Jr. Eddie Napleton is a fourth-generation auto retailer with the Napleton Automotive Group. Being a member of one of America's preeminent automotive dealership families has taught him invaluable lessons in all aspects of the car dealership business. Eddie's father, Ed Napleton, along with three of Eddie's siblings, are still involved in the day-to-day operations of the group.

Edward "Eddie" Napleton Jr was elevated to the position of Director of Operations following his leadership at Napleton Auto Group's South Region. While there, he oversaw the operations of the company's Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania dealerships that include 11 different brands in nine cities.

Jami Napleton, Eddie Napleton's Wife

Eddie married his wife Jami Wannstedt in 2011. Four years later, after running stores in the Chicago area, Eddie Napleton, his wife Jami Napleton and their children relocated to South Florida where he oversaw the operations of the Napleton South Region dealerships, selling brands that include Acura, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Genesis, Hyundai, Infiniti, Porsche, Subaru, and Volkswagen.

Edward Napleton Jr's Youth

Edward Napleton, Jr. joined the Napleton Auto Group, seemingly at birth, attended Spring Hill College from 1998-2002 and worked during his college vacation summers at Napleton Oldsmobile in Elmhurst, Illinois. Following graduation, he continued to work in the family business until 2005, when he enrolled in the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Academy for management training. Following his graduation from the Tyson, Virginia-based institute, he was appointed General Manager at Oak Lawn Honda in Oak Lawn, Illinois, in 2005.

Edward Napleton Jr.

Eddie Napleton West Palm Beach

Edward Napleton Jr. Charity

Eddie Napleton Jr. and the Napleton family have actively given back to the communities they serve for many years. Oak Lawn Community High School named Napleton Field in Oak Lawn in the family's honor following a donation that covered expenses of the track and field's reconstruction. At that time, Eddie could follow the field's progress as the general manager of Oak Lawn Honda, located adjacent to the field. Whether donating to charities or giving a car to a hero,  Eddie and the Napleton family have always given to the communities they serve.  Eddie's Charity of choice is St Jude Children's Research Hospital, whose founder Danny Thomas said, "There are two types of people in this world, the Givers and Takers. The Takers sometimes eat better, but the Givers always sleep better."

A few of the other donations the Ed Napleton Automotive Group has made recently are:

•    Napleton was named Chairman of the United Way Annual Contribution Drive

•    Frequent Financial Donor to various health organizations including the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the St. Baldrick's Childhood Cancer Research Foundation

•    Frequent financial donor to humanities and arts foundations including the Art Institute of Chicago
and PBS Public Television

•    Frequent financial donor to educational institutions and causes such as Boston College,
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, Evans Scholars Foundation, Children at the
Crossroads Foundation, Circle of Friends, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and various schools

•    Donation of buses to Boston College for use by their athletic programs

•    A donor of the 385-acre open space, natural recreation area, known as the Reservoir Pond to the City of Canton, Massachusetts, a $13.8 million donation

•    Currently planning the transformation of a dealership building to a detailing center employing job-seeking veterans

•    Contributions to the Flint, Michigan Water Drive