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Montana dealer to lead 2012 NADA board

September 30, 2011
A Montana dealer with Buick, Honda, Hyundai and Volvo franchises was elected 2012 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association.
William Underriner, 59, president and co-owner of Underriner Motors in Billings, Mont., takes office at the 2012 NADA Convention and Expo, Feb. 3-6 in Las Vegas.
“I’m honored that my peers have elected me for this position,” said Underriner, who has been in the automobile business since 1984. “I’m looking forward to the challenges
ahead and the unknown because you never know what can happen in the auto industry.”
The incoming NADA vice chairman is David Westcott, 64, president of David Westcott Buick-GMC-Suzuki in Burlington, N.C. Westcott has been a new-car dealer since 1981.
The 2011 treasurer and secretary were re-elected to their offices. Returning as treasurer is George Nahas, president of Saturn of the Lakes in Tavares, Fla. The returning secretary is Brian Hamilton, who operates Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Subaru franchises in Nebraska.
The elections were held Sept. 20 at an NADA conference in Washington, D.C.