Jim McCallum, former director of commercial dealer operations for General Motors, passed away on Nov. 16, 2020 at the age of 71 after a battle with cancer.

McCallum was employed at General Motors for 37 years before retiring in November 2008. He began working in the Chevrolet Fleet Department in 1979 under the late George Frink, who was the division’s fleet director at the time.

He served in a number of areas of GM Fleet, including fleet distribution, field operations, GM global fleet, and fleet dealer operations. He was a NAFA Affiliate and member of the Affiliates Committee and served on the NAFA Foundation Board of Directors.

At GM, he helped to establish the first fleet secondary codes, convened the initial Chevrolet Fleet Sounding Board, expanded Chevrolet’s in-shop warranty presence, and guided its initial efforts in global fleet.

He is survived by his wife Debbie; children Tony McCallum and Lindsey Matiyow; grandchild Cooper James; and his siblings John McCallum and Janet Maruska.

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