Wes Lutz elected 2018 NADA chairman; Charlie Gilchrist is vice chairman

The NADA Board of Directors elected Michigan dealer Wes Lutz as chairman for the 2018 term and Charlie Gilchrist, from Northern Texas, as vice chairman.

“From start to finish, the nation’s franchised new-car dealership network has to benefit consumers in more ways than ever before,” said Lutz, who has been a dealer since 1976. Lutz, president of Extreme Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram in Jackson, MI, said he will continue to advocate for new-car dealer concerns in the industry, legislative and regulatory affairs arenas as well as to encourage dealers to adapt to the retailing challenges ahead.

Bill Willis of Willis Automotive Group (Chevrolet-Buick-Ford) in Smyrna, DE, was re-elected as NADA secretary; and Bob Shuman of Shuman Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Walled Lake, MI, was elected treasurer.

The term for NADA’s new leadership officially begins at the 2018 NADA Show in Las Vegas next March.

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