Cadillac V-Club New Leadership Team Announced

05/09/2022 2:00 PM | Anonymous

During our recent annual board meeting the following members have been nominated and the board has approved new Officers/Directors of the Cadillac V-Club.

Gene Hawks 

 John Charpentier
Vice President

Ryan Bates 
Vice President    

Gene Hawks is the former Chapter Director of the Seattle/Portland Chapter and resides in Maple Valley, WA.  Outside the Cadillac V-Club, Gene is currently Vice President, and Head of Channels for North America at Alcatel Lucent Enterprises.  Gene and his wife Liz have been married for 26 years and have three teenage children, Johnathan, Alexis and Timothy.  He owns a 2022 CT4-V Blackwing and prior to that has owned numerous sports cars including a ATS-V Coupe, Mustang GT, Infinity G35 and a Mercedes AMG.  Gene enjoys Jiu Jitsu/MMA, participating in road racing track days, drag racing and taking long drives in the mountains with his family in his his V-Series Cadillac.  In addition to his role as President, Gene will serve as the CEO.

John Charpentier is the former Director of Marketing & Social Media and resides in Kirkland, WA.  John is retired and currently owns both a 2016 CTS-V Sedan and a 2022 CT4-V Blackwing.  In early 2019, John was appointed as the Seattle/Portland Chapter Director and was instrumental in recruiting members in the Pacific Northwest Region which resulted in the charter of the first chapter of the Cadillac V-Club located outside of Texas.  In his role as Vice President, John will oversee operations, member services and perform the duties of Secretary/Treasurer.

Ryan Bates is the former Chapter Director of the DMV Chapter, which was launched in February of this year.  Ryan has been organizing automotive related events for the past 10 years. He has organized many types of activities including nightly meet 'n greets to road rallies. About 6 years ago, Ryan teamed up with another V-Series owner/enthusiast to create the DMV V-series Owners group in the Washington DC metro area. Since the groups inception, they have organized and hosted numerous events with Cadillac V-series vehicles. Ryan owns a CT4-V Blacking which is his 3rd V-series vehicle.  In his role as Vice President, Ryan will oversee marketing, partner, sponsor and member development through our local chapters and regions.


  • 05/10/2022 1:01 AM | Eric Anderson
    Well-deserved Gene, John and Ryan. I look forward to hearing about your goals, and directions for the organization moving forward.
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