WANADA members honored at 2019 NADA Show

John Bowis is WANADA’s Time Dealer

John Bowis, WANADA’s candidate for Time Dealer of the Year, was honored with the award at the 2019 NADA Show, in San Francisco on Jan. 25. Bowis is president of Chevy Chase Acura in Bethesda, and chairman of WANADA.


The Time Dealer of the Year award is one of the automobile industry’s most prestigious honors, bestowed annually on the nation’s most successful auto dealers who also demonstrate a longstanding commitment to community service.


The dealer award is sponsored by Time Magazine in cooperation with Ally Financial and NADA. A panel of faculty members from the business school of the University of Michigan selects recipients each year who are nominated by dealer associations from across the country. Bowis was nominated by WANADA President John O’Donnell.


John Bowis, a third-generation dealer, who follows his father, Fred, as a recipient of the Time Dealer Award, believes strongly in fostering long-term career opportunities for his employees. In the community, he has hosted an “auto show” for customers at his dealership for many years to raise money for the Children’s Inn at NIH.


WANADA offers hearty congratulations to John Bowis on this well-deserved recognition, often described as the highest honor a new-car dealer can earn.

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