NADA Board of Directors

Gary Gilchrist

Washington

Gary Gilchrist is president of Gilchrist Chevrolet Buick GMC, Inc. in Tacoma, Wash. He started in the automotive business in 1977 selling cars in Tacoma after graduating from college. Gilchrist represents Washington's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: January 2017-January 2020)

Industry Service

  • Washington State Auto Dealers Executive Committee, present
  • Chairperson, Seattle International Auto Show, 2015-2016
  • Board director, Chevrolet LMA, present
  • President, Washington State Auto Dealers Association, 2014-2015
  • Chairperson, Washington State Auto Dealer Insurance Trust, 2003-2007
  • Secretary/treasurer, Buick GMA LMA, 2010-2012

Community Service

  • Member, St. Charles Borromen, present
  • Various positions, University Place School District Bond Levey Campaigns, 2000-2011
  • Board director, Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, 2006-2009

Awards

  • University Place School District Community Leadership Award, 2010
  • Time Dealer of the Year Award winner for Washington State, 2007
  • Washington State Auto Dealers Association Dealer of the Year Award, 2016

Education

  • Bachelor's degree of Science, Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.
  • General Motors University of Automobile Management

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Gilchrist Chevrolet Buick GMC, Inc.
6014 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, WA 98409
www.gilchristauto.com

Franchises

  • Chevrolet, Buick, GMC

Committees

2018
Industry Relations, Policy and Bylaws (chairman), Regulatory Affairs

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