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NADA Elects Chairman

NADA Elects Chairman Featured

The National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) 63-member board of directors elected Wes Lutz as chairman for the 2018 term.
 Lutz, president of Extreme Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram in Jackson, Mich., said that he will continue to advocate new-car dealer concerns in the industry, legislative and regulatory affairs arenas as well as encourage dealers to adapt to the retailing challenges ahead.
Charlie Gilchrist, who represents Northern Texas’ new-car dealers on NADA’s board, was elected vice chairman. Gilchrist is president of Southwest Ford in Weatherford, Texas, and a Buick-GMC, Nissan and Mitsubishi dealer.
Bill Willis, president of Willis Automotive Group (Chevrolet-Buick-Ford) in Smyrna, Del., was re-elected as secretary.
Bob Shuman, president of Shuman Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Walled Lake, Mich., was elected treasurer.
The new term officially begins at the 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas next March.
The election took place at NADA’s board meeting in Dana Point, Calif., on Oct. 3.

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