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NADA Elects New Mexico Auto Dealer Charley R. Smith as 2004 Chairman

October 22, 2003

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) on Oct. 22 elected Charley R. Smith as its 2004 chairman. Smith is chairman of the board of Watson Truck & Supply, Inc., in Hobbs, N.M.

Jack A. Kain, owner of Jack Kain Ford in Versailles, Ky., was elected as NADA's 2004 vice


The election was held at NADA's board of directors meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. Smith and Kain will assume office at NADA's convention and exposition in Las Vegas in February.

Smith, a new-car and truck dealer since 1985, is the association's 2003 vice chairman. In recent years, he has served as chairman of NADA's Government Relations and Strategic Planning committees, and vice chairman of the association's Region IV.

Smith has been a member of NADA's Information Technology, Dealership Operations, Finance, Convention and Industry Relations committees. In addition, he has served on the NADA Insurance Trust Board and in the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation.

Jack A. Kain, a new-car dealer since 1952, is owner of Jack Kain Family Ford in Versailles, Ky., and Kain Family Ford/Lincoln-Mercury in London, Ky. He is NADA's treasurer, chairman of the Finance Committee, finance chairman of the Dealers Election Action Committee, and Executive

Committee liaison and past chairman of the Convention Committee. He also serves on NADA's Guide Company Committee.

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