Twenty-two years ago, Charley Smith was a dentist with a private practice in Hobbs, NM, where the population runs 30,000. Today, he’s the incoming chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Assn. (NADA). NADA Chairman-elect Charley Smith It all started because of a strong sense of loyalty to employees at his father-in-law’s dealership. “My career path isn’t exactly typical for most dealers,” he laughs. He graduated from college with a major in biology and a ...

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