NADA Show | Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Each year, NADA brings industry experts and motivational speakers to share insights on business innovations and solutions that will help drive your dealership into the future.

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Kathleen
Madigan

Comedian

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Kathleen Madigan Live

Kathleen Madigan will entertain us with her offbeat – and often politically incorrect – observations of things we all relate to, including family, news, the weather, travel and, of course, politics.

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About the Speaker

Voted Best Female Stand-Up at the American Comedy Awards, Kathleen Madigan has the ability to talk about serious topics and draw insane conclusions—which is why she sells out comedy clubs and theaters across the country. The former journalist’s superb timing and polished act have made her a favorite at comedy clubs and on late-night TV. She has also starred in her own popular HBO Comedy Half-Hour special.

Saturday, February 15 +
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Charles W.
Gilchrist

2019 NADA Chairman

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Charles W. "Charlie" Gilchrist, 2019 NADA Chairman, is president of Southwest Ford in Weatherford, Texas. He started in the automotive business as controller of a heavy-truck store, then was general manager of two Ford dealerships, SouthWest Ford and Nichols Ford.

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He became president of SouthWest Ford in 1992. Gilchrist represents Northern Texas's franchised new-car dealers on the NADA board of directors.

Saturday, February 15 +
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The Rt. Hon. David
Cameron

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2010-2016)

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A Conversation with Mr. David Cameron

One of the most prominent global influencers of the early 21st Century, David Cameron served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. He offers lessons in leadership at an extraordinary and turbulent time in global affairs – not least on how he built economic strength; created inward investment across the UK and Europe against the backdrop of an emergent Russia and China; and navigated complex international security challenges. David Cameron will provide an unrivalled perspective on the future of the European Union and Britain’s place in the world following Brexit, and a unique insight on the rise of populist politicians and parties at a time of profound global change.

 

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About the Speaker

David Cameron served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. He came to power at a moment of economic crisis, yet under his leadership the deficit was reduced by over two-thirds and Britain became the fastest-growing major advanced economy in the world. He successfully remodeled the Conservative Party with a new and distinct modern, compassionate agenda. Today, Cameron continues to stay involved in issues that were close to his heart while he was PM, while also working with a number of international tech businesses.

Sunday, February 16 +

Kathleen Madigan Live

Kathleen Madigan will entertain us with her offbeat – and often politically incorrect – observations of things we all relate to, including family, news, the weather, travel and, of course, politics.

More Saturday, February 15 +

Charles W. "Charlie" Gilchrist, 2019 NADA Chairman, is president of Southwest Ford in Weatherford, Texas. He started in the automotive business as controller of a heavy-truck store, then was general manager of two Ford dealerships, SouthWest Ford and Nichols Ford.

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A Conversation with Mr. David Cameron

One of the most prominent global influencers of the early 21st Century, David Cameron served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2016. He offers lessons in leadership at an extraordinary and turbulent time in global affairs – not least on how he built economic strength; created inward investment across the UK and Europe against the backdrop of an emergent Russia and China; and navigated complex international security challenges. David Cameron will provide an unrivalled perspective on the future of the European Union and Britain’s place in the world following Brexit, and a unique insight on the rise of populist politicians and parties at a time of profound global change.

 

More Sunday, February 16 +
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Rhett
Ricart

2019 NADA Vice Chairman

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Rhett Ricart is president and CEO of Ricart Automotive Group, in Groveport, Ohio. Founded in 1953, the organization today employs more than 500.

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Ricart is 2019 NADA vice chairman and represents Ohio's franchised new-car dealers on the association board of directors. 

Monday, February 17 +

Rhett Ricart is president and CEO of Ricart Automotive Group, in Groveport, Ohio. Founded in 1953, the organization today employs more than 500.

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