NADA Board of Directors

Christopher “Chris” Hurd

Rhode Island

Chris Hurd is president of Hurd Auto Mall in Johnston, R.I. He started in the automotive business in 1981, working for Hurd Chrysler-Plymouth in Cranston, R.I., and has held several positions in the dealership. Hurd represents Rhode Island's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: September 2012-January 2019)

Community Service

  • Board member, Greater Providence YMCA
  • Board member, Rhode Island Family Shelter
  • Board member, Rhode Island Auto Collision Repair Licensing Advisory Board, appointed by the Governor
  • Board member, Warwick Retirement Board, appointed by the Mayor, 1990-1994


  • Time Dealer of the Year Award for Rhode Island, 2011
  • Rhode Island Family Business of the Year Award, Bryant College, 1995
  • Blue Chip Enterprise Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1994


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Hurd Auto Mall
1705 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919


  • Buick, Chevrolet, GMC


NADA Show, Public Affairs, NADA PAC President's Club member

Convention, Dealership Operations, Government Relations, Industry Relations, Public Affairs, NADA PAC President's Club member