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In farewell address, outgoing NADA chairman lauds dealer contributions

Friday, February 21, 2020 7:12 PM | Anonymous
The 2020 NADA Show’s opening general session celebrated the contributions of local dealership leaders and the power of many voices speaking as one.
"This past year, there were many challenges in the auto industry, but your NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist never backed down from a single one," said Michael Joe Cannon, chairman of the industry convention.
Gilchrist expanded on his "We Are NADA" theme from last year during his presentation at the Opening General Session. "A year ago, I challenged you not to just be part of the NADA, not to be just a member" but to be an active part of the team, Gilchrist said. "Because one dealer can accomplish some things, but many dealers together can accomplish anything. Over the course of this year, I saw it."
Later in the program, representatives from Time magazine and Ally named Susan Moffitt, from Shreveport, Louisiana, as the 2020 Time Dealer of the Year winner. The award, which is held in partnership with Ally and the NADA to celebrate the many ways in which auto dealers excel not only in the industry but also in the ways they give back to their communities.
The CATA’s nominee for the award was Terry D’Arcy, principal of D’Arcy Buick-GMC and D’Arcy Hyundai, both in Joliet. Dan Roesch, president of the Roesch Automotive Group in Elmhurst, was nominated by the Illinois Automobile Dealers Association.

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