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Michael Alford

2022 NADA Chairman

Michael Alford is president of Marine Chevrolet in Jacksonville, N.C. He entered the car business in 1992 after a career in banking. He joined his father-in-law in the family business, working in all departments while attending the NADA Dealer Academy and purchased the dealership in 1997. Alford represents North Carolina's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association.


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