NADA Board of Directors

Jeffrey B. Carlson


Jeff Carlson is president of Glenwood Springs Ford and Glenwood Springs Subaru in Glenwood Springs, Colo. and Summit Ford in Silverthorne, Colo. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, he started in the automotive business in 1973, working for Ford Motor Co. In 1979 he joined Glenwood Springs Ford, Lincoln Mercury as a sales manager. He purchased interest in Glenwood Ford in 1982 and became president in 1986, expanding the business from a single dealership to the current three dealerships over the past 33 years. Carlson was the 2016 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents Colorado's franchised new-car dealers on its board of directors. (Term: October 2004-January 2021)


Community Service

  • Chairman, Valley View Hospital Association
  • Past president and board director, Colorado Dealer Licensing Board (appointed by the governor)
  • Past president, Lions Club
  • Past president, Valley View Hospital
  • Past president, Valley View Hospital Foundation


  • TIME Dealer of the Year Award winner for Colorado
  • Spirit of Colorado Award
  • Paul Harris Fellow Award (non Rotarian)


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

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Glenwood Springs Ford Inc.
55 Storm King Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


  • Ford, Subaru



Legislative Affairs, Public Affairs, NADA PAC Board of Trustees, NADA Foundation Ambassador

ATAE, Convention (chairman), Dealership Operations, Finance, Government Relations, Industry Relations, Legislative Affairs, NADA Show, Nominating (chairman), Policy and Bylaws, Regulatory Affairs, NADA PAC (chairman), NADA PAC President's Club (chairman), Public Affairs (chairman), NADA Retirement Administrators, 100th Anniversary (chairman)

NADA Executive Positions
Chairman (2016), Vice Chairman (2015), Secretary (2013 & 2014), Region IV Vice Chairman (2012)