David Westcott

David Westcott

McLEAN, Va. — The National Automobile Dealers Association has elected David W. Westcott as chairman and Forrest McConnell, III, as vice chairman for 2013.

Westcott, owner of David Westcott Buick GMC Suzuki in Burlington, N.C., has been a new-car dealer since 1981. He currently represents North Carolina’s new-car dealers on the NADA’s board.

“To be elected chairman of NADA is the highest honor I have ever achieved professionally,” Westcott said. “I am excited about representing the new car and truck dealers in America next year.”

Westcott will be the sixth dealer from North Carolina to lead the NADA. McConnell, owner of McConnell Honda and Acura in Montgomery, Ala., represents Alabama’s new-car dealers on the NADA’s board.

He and Westcott were elected to their position at the NADA’s recenty board of directors meeting in Chicago. Westcott and McConnell will take office at the 2013 NADA Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla. It is scheduled for Feb. 8-11.