NADA Board of Directors

Richard Stephens

West Virginia

Richard Stephens is vice president and general manager of Stephens Auto Center in Danville, W.Va. He started in the automotive business in his family's dealership; after graduating from college he worked for Chrysler Financial before returning to the family business. Stephens represents West Virginia's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: February 2011-February 2024)

Community Service

  • Member, Madison Rotary Club, 1998-president; president, 1997
  • Board member, Boone County Community Foundation, 2001-2009
  • Board member, Good News Mountaineer Garage, since 2002
  • Board member, Boone County chapter of West Virginia University alumni, 20 years; two years as president
  • Board member, West Virginia University Alumni Association


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, West Virginia University, Morgantown


Stephens Auto Center
P.O. Box 278
Danville, WV 25053


  • Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Ram


Dealership Operations, NADA Show, Empower Quality Control, NADA PAC President's Club member

ATAE/NADA (co-chairman), Convention (chairman & vice chairman), Dealership Operations, Government Relations, Industry Relations, Information Technology, NADA Show, Public Affairs (chairman), Regulatory Affairs, 100th Anniversary, Empower Quality Control