The National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) has been elected Garrison Hudkins as its vice president for the 2020-2021 term, serving on the executive leadership team with President Julie Picard and President-elect R. Charles Nichols.
Hudkins is the vice president of Southern Auto Auction, Easton Powersports Auction,and SAFS, Inc. Joining the East Windsor, Connecticut, auction in 2010, he became the third generation in the family business founded in 1947 by his wife’s grandfater Larry Tribble, Sr., and currently owned by Larry Tribble, Jr, according to the NAAA.
Before entering the vehicle remarketing profession, Hudkins began a career after graduating from the University of Viriginia with a national managed care provider in New York City. Following a series of promotions throughout the company, he ultimately served as a key part of the national accounts team.
Hudkins was then recruited by a regional third-party service provider backed by private equity in the Mid-Atlantic area to build and lead a national business segment. Shortly after a recapitalization of the service provider, he returned to New York City to work with a boutique firm as its managing director, advising private equity firms on global healthcare strategies.
“Garrison brings to our executive team a variety of business experience in addition to a decade spent in management of the nation’s largest, privately owned, independent auto auction,” said NAAA Chief Executive Officer Frank Hackett. “We’re happy to have him continue the legacy of leadership of his inlaws Larry Tribble, Jr., and Larry Tribble, Sr., who both served the association as NAAA presidents.”