WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has elected David W. Westcott as vice chairman for 2012.
"I'm thrilled and honored to be following in the footsteps of so many leaders of this industry," Westcott said. "I'm especially proud to be the sixth director from North Carolina to lead NADA."
Westcott, 64, president of David Westcott Buick GMC Suzuki in Burlington, N.C., has been a new-car dealer since 1981. He currently represents North Carolina's new-car dealers on NADA's board of directors.
"I'm looking forward to the challenges and opportunities," he added.
The election was held at the Sept. 20 meeting of NADA's board of directors in Washington, D.C. Westcott will take office at the 2012 NADA-ATD (American Truck Dealers) Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, which runs Feb. 3-6.
Westcott currently serves as chairman of the association's Dealership Operations Committee. He's also a member of the Industry Relations Committee and the Dealers Election Action Committee (DEAC) board of trustees. He's a past chairman of NADA's Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs committees and DEAC.
William P. Underriner, a new-car dealer from Montana, was elected as NADA chairman for 2012.
NADA, founded in 1917, represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealerships operating about 32,500 franchises, both domestic and international. For more information, visit www.nada.org.
SOURCE National Automobile Dealers Association