NADA Show 2019 closed out four days of education, networking and one-of-a-kind event programming with a morning inspirational session with fighter pilot, PGA professional, philanthropist and author, Major Dan Rooney (USAF) and an afternoon closing session featuring bestselling author, TV personality & successful entrepreneur Bill Rancic.
After an incredibly successful and inspiring first outing in 2018, NADA again launched its’ #WomenInAutomotive contest. This year’s video entries highlight the depth and breadth of women in automotive jobs and experiences.
The automotive industry event of the year revved into high gear on its third day as the 22,000 attendees explored sessions, workshops and events carefully designed to help them learn, motivate, dive deep, and perhaps more than anything, engage.
The national award, sponsored by ATD, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and Procede Software, recognizes commercial-truck dealers who demonstrate a track record of success in dealership management, service to the industry and community impact.
In his first address as 2019 NADA Chairman, Charlie Gilchrist urged every franchised dealer to get involved in NADA, saying that the auto retail sector needs engaged and active association members “now more than ever.”
It marked the eighth straight year that ADESA has held an auction at the NADA Show to benefit the NADA Foundation’s Frank E. McCarthy Memorial Fund, which supports Canine Companions. To date, the auctions have raised $460,118.
The second day of the Automotive Industry Event of the Year rolled on, kicking off bright and early with the official “seatbelt unbuckling” ceremony that marks the opening of the NADA Show Expo at the newly expanded Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Regional finalists were John Kendall Garff, Ken Garff Honda Downtown in Salt Lake City; Frank Hug Jr., Hug Chevrolet Buick GMC in Charleston, Ark.; Ryan LaFontaine, LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC in Highland, Mich.; and Eric Nielsen, Nielsen Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in East Hanover, N.J.