NADA Board of Directors

NADA Board of Directors

2021 NADA Board Member Gary Gilchrist

Gary Gilchrist

2024 NADA Chairman
Industry Relations Chevrolet Liaison

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

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Chevrolet, Buick, GMC

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 is 2024 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents Washington's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors. (Term: January 2017-February 2026)

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


  • 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


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