NADA Board of Directors

Donald P. Hicks


Donald P. Hicks is president of Shortline Auto Group in Aurora, Colo. He started in the automotive business in 1972 at Courtesy Ford in Littleton, Colo., and has held various positions in the industry. Hicks represents Colorado's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: February 2010-Febraury 2024)

Community Service

  • Charter sponsor, Pink Ribbon Foundation, a nonprofit organization helping cancer patients in Colorado, 2001-present
  • Sponsor, Lewis and Floorwax Kids Foundation, 2009-present
  • Sponsor, LET's Hope Foundation, helping financially challenged cancer patients


  • Time Dealer of the Year Award winner for Colorado, 2008

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Shortline Auto Group
580 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80012


  • Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki


Industry Relations, NADA Show, NADA Foundation (treasurer), NADA PAC (secretary-treasurer), NADA Foundation Ambassador

Convention (chairman and vice chairman), Dealership Operations, Government Relations, Industry Relations, NADA Show, Nominating, Public Affairs, NADA Retirement Administrators, Empower Quality Control, NADA Foundation, NADA PAC, 100th Anniversary

NADA Executive Positions
Region IV Vice Chairman (2013, 2014, 2017 & 2018)