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New Mexico dealer next NADA chairman

November 23, 2010
New Mexico dealer Charley Smith has been elected chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association for 2004. He will be installed at the NADA's convention and exposition in Las Vegas in February. Smith, a new-car and -truck dealer since 1985, currently is the NADA's vice chairman. He heads Watson Truck & Supply, Inc. in Hobbs, N.M. Jack Kain, owner of Jack Kain Ford in Versailles, Ky., was elected as the NADA's '04 vice chairman. The NADA's board of directors elected the 2004 officers at an Oct. 21 meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. In recent years, Smith has served as chairman of the NADA's Government Relations and Strategic Planning committees, and as vice chairman of the association's Region IV. In his home state, Smith has been New Mexico's chairman of the Dealers Election Action Committee and chairman of the New Mexico Automotive Dealers Association. Smith received the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award in 1995.