WANADA dealers in the spotlight at NADA Convention

WANADA dealers in the spotlight at NADA Convention

Time Dealer of the Year, Charlie Stringfellow, Brown Automotive

The Time Dealer of the Year Award is given annually at the NADA Convention to dealers who have distinguished themselves in the automobile business, their industry and their community. Dealers are nominated by their state or metropolitan area dealer association in the Automotive Trade Associations network.

The Time Dealer for the Washington area, nominated by WANADA, was Charles S. Stringfellow Jr., chairman of Brown Automotive. Mr. Stringfellow has held numerous leadership positions in the industry, having chaired two Washington Auto Shows, subsequent to chairing WANADAês Employee Benefits Committee in 2007 to 2008. He is also longtime chairman of the VADA GSIA Workersê Compensation Program. Currently, Mr. Stringfellow is WANADAês chairman-elect, having earlier served as the associationês treasurer and corporate secretary. Overall, he has served on WANADAês Board of Directors since 2002 and its Executive Committee since 2008.

In the community, Mr. Stringfellow was part of WANADAês 2005 leadership effort through its Community Support Foundation that, together with NADAês Charitable Foundation, helped fellow dealers who were stricken by Hurricane Katrina. As chairman of the 2011 Washington Auto Show, Mr. Stringfellow led the fundraiser component of the Keith Crain/Automotive News Lifetime Achievement Award banquet, where the legendary Carroll Shelby was honored. Dinner tickets went for the benefit of the Automobile Dealer Education Institute, WANADAês 501(c)(3) foundation, which is committed to encouraging dealership careers and managing dealership career education tracks. Mr. Stringfellow was honored in 2006 by Northwood University with its Dealer Education Award for his contributions to education generally and auto dealer education specifically.

On the local community front, Mr. Stringfellow is on the board of the Fairfax City organization, Spotlight on the Arts, an initiative designed to promote the arts to young people.

Mr. Stringfellow was one of about 50 dealers nationwide honored as Time Dealers by Time Magazine and Ally Finance at NADA in San Francisco.

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