CHARLESTON, S.C. - The National Automobile Dealers Association (N.A.D.A.) has elected Dale Willey as its 2007 chairman. Willey is president of Dale Willey Automotive, in Lawrence, Kan.

The election was held at N.A.D.A.’s board of directors meeting in Charleston. Willey will assume office at N.A.D.A.’s Convention & Exposition, in Las Vegas, Feb. 3-6, 2007.

Chairman-elect Willey, an automobile dealer since 1970, is currently N.A.D.A.’s vice chairman and serves on N.A.D.A.’s board of directors. He is a member of the ATAE/ N.A.D.A. Committee and a director on the boards for the N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide Company, Insurance Trust, and Retirement Administrators.

Willey was a 1993 winner of the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award, sponsored annually by Time, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and N.A.D.A. to honor professional excellence and community leadership and was named the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year in 1995.