Johnnie E. Brown, an Equity Member of Pullin, Fowler, Flanagan, Brown & Poe, PLLC, in Charleston, West Virginia, was elected to serve as President of the National Association of Dealer Counsel during the NADC’s 15th Annual Member Conference in Dana Point, CA on April 29, 2019. Prior to being elected President, Brown served as Vice-President of the NADC for two years, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2007. Brown has also served as outside General Counsel for the West Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association for the past twenty (20) years.
The NADC is a nationwide professional organization of approximately 650 attorneys who represent automobile and other vehicle dealers. The NADC provides a forum for members to share information, common experience, and advice related to manufacturer franchise issues, lemon laws, vehicle finance, regulatory complexities, insurance laws, tax laws, buy/sell agreements, employment law, and many other issues facing dealers and their counsel today.
Brown will replace former President Andrew Weill of Weill & Mazer. Jami Farris of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP was elected Vice President. Scott Silverman of Prime Motor Group & Capstone Automotive Group was elected Treasurer and Eric Baker of Boardman & Clark LLP was elected Secretary. The officers will serve two–year terms.
On being elected President, Brown commented, “I am honored to begin my tenure as President of such a great Association. I look forward to serving the NADC membership, and will work hard to continue the strong tradition of great conferences, and sharing of information and knowledge among our members. The character of our membership, including our sponsors, is what makes the NADC such a valuable asset as we serve the dealership industry. NADC will continue to assist our members to face the challenges of working in an ever-evolving industry. I am excited about the NADC as we evolve to meet membership needs.”