John Mitchell Jr. of Enterprise was elected chairman of the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama, Inc. at the association’s recent convention in Destin, Fla.
Mitchell is president and CEO of the Mitchell Automotive Group which has the Nissan, Hyundai, Mazda and Lincoln franchises in Enterprise and Toyota in Dothan.
A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he attended on a golf scholarship, he is the son of John Mitchell Sr. and Beverly Mitchell.
Donny Crowe, of Tuscaloosa was elected first vice chairman. Crowe is the president of Tuscaloosa Chevrolet.
Don Rickard of Montgomery was elected second vice chairman. He is vice president of Brewbaker Motors which sells all Chrysler products, plus Infiniti and Kia.
Joining the Executive Committee as secretary-treasurer was Ty Bullard, the dealer principal of Joe Bullard Automotive, Inc. in Mobile.
Elected to first terms on the association’s Board of Directors were:
District 1-Ty Thomson, Terry Thompson Chevrolet in Daphne, who was elected to fill the unexpired term of Ty Bullard.
District 5-Zach Penney, vice president and general manager of Bill Penney Toyota Mitsubishi in Huntsville, who was elected to a first term.
District 6-Lee Edwards, president and dealer operator of two Chevrolet dealerships in Birmingham bearing the family name, who was elected to a first term.
Elected to second terms on the association’s Board of Directors were:
District 7-Tommy Townsend, Townsend Nissan, Honda, Tuscaloosa.
At Large–Brent Cook of Dothan, who owns Action Buick GMC (Dothan), Action GMC Buick (Enterprise), Action Truck Center (Dothan), who was elected to a full two year term.
NADA Director-Forrest McConnell of Montgomery was elected to another term. He owns McConnell Honda and McConnell Acura.
NADA PAC Chairman-Bruce Limbaugh of Birmingham, the owner of Limbaugh Toyota, was elected to another term.
AUTO-PAC Chairman Lynn Layton of Decatur, the owner of Lynn Chevrolet, Cadillac, Ford, Nissan, was elected to another term.
Past chairman Tracy Jones, who owns the Century Automotive Group in Huntsville, was elected to a two year term.
The newly elected officers and director took office on July 1.