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Eddie Napleton

Eddie Napleton Jr. of Napleton Automotive

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.

Eddie Napleton - Santa's Sleigh Ride

Eddie Napleton's Education

Eddie attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Ill., where he played for the Fenwick Friars basketball team that competed in the 1997 AA Illinois State Championship.  After high school, Eddie Napleton attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. He followed his passion for sports on the golf team. Still maintaining that passion, Eddie continues to play, as well as attend sporting events when his schedule allows.

That passion equalled his eagerness for learning, which presented an opportunity to study in Rome, through Loyola University Chicago. Throughout life, Eddie has taken every opportunity to expand his knowledge on various subjects. After college, Eddie attended the Nada Academy of the National Automobile Dealership Association for a successful transition into the family business.  

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Eddie Napleton and 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

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Jami Napleton, Eddie's Wife

Once Eddie graduated, he found himself working his way up through the Napleton company. He also found the love of his life in Jami Wannstedt, and the couple married shortly after. Eddie and his wife now have three boys and live in the Chicago area, where Mrs. Napleton is a Second Grade teacher.

Eddie Napleton's Wife Jami Napleton

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