NADA Board of Directors

Lynn H. Thompson


Lynn H. Thompson is president of Thompson Sales Co. in Springfield, Mo. He started in the automotive business in 1970 cleaning the family's dealership, which was founded in 1919 as a tire retailer. Thompson has been president since 1991. Thompson represents Missouri's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association (Term: January 2014-January 2019)

Industry Service

  • Former president, Missouri Automobile Dealers Association
  • Former president, Springfield New Car Dealers Association

Community Service

  • Involved with community homeless organizations
  • Mediator, Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Former president, Downtown Springfield Association


  • Time Dealer of the Year Award winner for Missouri, 2004


  • Drury University, Springfield, Mo.
  • Missouri State University, Springfield

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Thompson Sales Co.
1555 E. Independence
Springfield, MO 65804


  • Buick, Cadillac, GMC


Dealership Operations, NADA Show

Industry Relations, Public Affairs, Regulatory Affairs