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Save the Date for 2023.

We hope to see you back at our 89th Annual Dealer Family Convention at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs, WV, June 19 – June 22, 2023. It will be a tri-state convention along with Virginia Automobile Dealers Association and Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association.

Thank you to everyone who attended our 88th Annual Dealer Family Convention

2023 Itinerary

Monday, June 19th

11:00am – 6:30pm – WVADA Convention Registration – Cameo Ballroom
7:00 – 9:30pm – Opening Party Cocktails & Dinner “Candy Land” – North Lawn

Tuesday, June 20th

7:00am – 12:30pm – Exhibitors – Colonial Hall
7:30am – 9:30am – Group Breakfast
8:30am – 12:00pm – General Business Session – Chesapeake Room
1:00pm – Golf Tournament – Old White Course
7:00pm – 10:00pm – Pool Party – Outdoor Pool

Wednesday, June 21st

7:00am – 11:30am – Exhibitors – Colonial Hall
7:30am – 9:30am – Group Breakfast – Colonial Hall
8:30am – 11:30am – General Business Session
2:00pm – Clay Shoot Tournament or Charcuterie & Wine Experience
6:00pm – 10:00pm – Chairman’s Reception & Dinner – Cameo Ballroom

Thursday, June 22nd

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Thank You to Our 2023 Convention Sponsors!

11:00am – 6:30pm

WVADA Convention Registration

Cameo Ballroom

7:00 – 9:30pm

Opening Party Cocktails & Dinner “Candy Land”

North Lawn

7:00am – 12:30pm


Colonial Hall

7:30am – 9:30am

Group Breakfast

8:30am – 12:00pm

General Business Session

Chesapeake Room


Golf Tournament

Old White Course

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Pool Party

Outdoor Pool

7:00am – 11:30am


Colonial Hall

7:30am – 9:30am

Group Breakfast

Colonial Hall

8:30am – 11:30am

General Business Session


Clay Shoot Tournament or Charcuterie & Wine Experience

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Chairman’s Reception & Dinner

Cameo Ballroom

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Thank You to Our 2021 Convention Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Headline Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Thank you to Our Exhibitors!


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Fees are per person & must be registered to participate in sponsored events.

Sunday, June 2

Convention Registration

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception – No Charge | 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Attendees (Convention Registration)

Monday, June 3

Golf Scramble – WVADA Reg. Fee – $150

12:30 pm – Golf Course – Osprey Point
Price: $150.00
per player.
Golf Scramble Players

Pool Party – No Charge

6:00pm – 10:00pm
Attendees (Pool Party)

Skeet Shooting – WVADA Reg. Fee – $50

Enjoy a day on the water and dial in your best shot with Kiawah Island’s only skeet shooting opportunity. Guests will test their markmanship skills while taking aim and shooting clay pigeons from their 24′ bay boats. Think you have what it takes to hit a moving target from a floating launch platform? Join us for this fun adventure! *Only 50 spots are available!
Price: $50.00

Chairman’s Dinner & Reception – No Charge

6;00pm – 10:00pm
Attendees (Chairman's Dinner & Reception)
Please note, you will also have to pay Kiawah’s Resort fee for golf and skeet shooting in addition to WVADA’s fee. The resort fee will be charged to your final bill at check out. Golf: $285 per person + tax Skeet Shooting: $240 + Service Charge *Disclaimer: If you sign up for skeet shooting and do not cancel within two weeks, you will still be charged the $240.
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***In the event that a person should need to cancel—cancellation must be received by WVADA 14 days prior to convention for refund of fees

Geoffrey Pohanka

2023 NADA Chairman/Pohanka Auto Group

Geoffrey Pohanka is Chairman of Pohanka Automotive Group in Capitol Heights, MD. He started in the automotive business in 1971, working summers in his father’s dealership. He is a third-generation dealer. The company was originally founded by his grandfather in 1919 selling and servicing Chevrolets.

Today, the Pohanka Automotive Group sells fifteen makes of vehicles at their locations in Maryland, Virginia, Texas and Delaware. Pohanka is 2023 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors. He previously served on the NADA board from 2001 to 2009.

Steve Greenfield

Automotive Ventures

Steve Greenfield  is CEO and Founder of Automotive Ventures, an early-stage automotive technology and mobility VC fund that helps entrepreneurs raise growth capital and accelerate their businesses, and delivers outsized returns to investors in the fund. Steve served as TrueCar’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, and AutoTrader.com’s Vice President of Product Management and Business Development, overseeing the acquisitions of vAuto, Kelley Blue Book, HomeNet Automotive, VinSolutions and DealerScience. Earlier in his career, Steve served as Manheim’s Director of international Development, overseeing Manheim’s overseas investments, including establishing new joint ventures in Dubai, Istanbul and Beijing.

Kevin Tynan


Kevin Tynan is the Global Director of Automotive Research for Bloomberg
Intelligence since 2009. With more than 20 years of investment research experience, Mr. Tynan began his career as an equity analyst at Argus Research, covering the global automotive, auto parts and auto retailers industries. As a senior analyst, the “Financial Times/StarMine” ranked Mr. Tynan the top stock picker for the automobile parts segment in 2007. He was the No. 2 ranked automobile manufacturing sector stock picker according to “Forbes/StarMine” in 2004 and again in 2005. Mr. Tynan graduated from Saint Anselm College with a BS in business economics and is a member of the college Athletic Hall of Fame. He received an MBA in finance from St. John’s University.

Lonnie Mayne

Red Shoes Living and The Art of the Possible

Lonnie Mayne is an author and internationally recognized leadership authority, and award-winning keynote speaker who is in high demand. Lonnie is the Founder and CEO of Red Shoes Living, Inc. Red Shoes Living is a philosophy and framework that gets applied to leadership, culture, customer experience and to how one individually lives their life. Lonnie is the author of the acclaimed book, Red Shoes Living – Stand Out for The Positive in How You Work and How You Live. A deeply meaningful philosophy that inspires us to live our best life and do our best work. It’s a way of humanizing business and igniting human potential. It reminds us to stand out in our own way in literally everything we do. When we get it right, we create experiences that stand out, like a pair of red shoes. Lonnie is a former technology and turnaround executive who has spent thirty years building leadership teams to deliver Red Shoes Experiences, both inside teams, and getting the very best out of people using the Red Shoes Living framework. Lonnie has worked with best-in-class companies who believe in standing out for the positive, including Microsoft, Nike, McDonald’s, Bose, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Make-A-Wish, Transamerica, Saks Fifth Avenue, Spartan, Talkdesk and many more. Lonnie has presented at the Palace of Westminster in London, many professional stadiums around the world, and works with top-level CEOs and high-performing leadership teams of all kinds. He has also worked with Olympians, professional athletes, politicians, business executives, military leaders, fortune 100 executives, entrepreneurs, and founders of some of the most progressive companies of our time.

Exhibit hours:

Tuesday 8:00am – 12:00pm and Wednesday 8:30am – 9:30am (during Business Meetings)

Exhibitor/Support restrictions:

WVADA maintains endorsement agreement{s) and or business relationship that may limit the promotion of certain products/services. WVADA reserves the right to restrict any exhibitors from promoting certain products/services.

We agree to accept the space assigned to us by WVADA. We understand that until WVADA receives this contract properly executed, no definite reservation will be made. We understand that signing the contract binds us to payment for the booth. Should there be a cancellation, payment is still due.

*Invoices will not be due until 2023.

You can upload the completed form here or fill out the online form below.

Max. file size: 25 MB.

Thank you to our Exhibitors!

Minimum $3,500
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Cost of any special booth equipment or set-up will be the responsibility of the vendor. Exhibitors must dispose of all materials/handouts when booths are broken down at the end of Wednesday Business Meeting
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  • Exhibit cost: $1,000 with a minimum $3,500 sponsorship
  • Must be a sponsor to exhibit at the WVADA Convention
  • Exhibit table measurement - 6ft x 30 inches
  • Table will be skirted
  • Each exhibit space will have 2 chairs
  • Signage at each exhibit provided
  • Electric is available (charged to the exhibitor)
Payment Method:
*Disclaimer - There will be a 3% charge when paying by credit car.


June 13 – 16, 2021

Fill out the form below or DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE and email it to hjustice@wvcar. com. Call 304-343-4158 if you have any questions.

Thank you to Our 2021 Exhibitors

Hotel Reservations:

Book your rooms early for the best discounted rate, rooms are limited. Book online at the link below for any questions please contact Haley Justice at hjustice@wvcar.com

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    Guest room assignments are based on availability and will be honored in the order in which the registration form is received. All rates are based on the European Plan; meals are billed a la carte. All Greenbrier accommodations are non-smoking.
  • Run of House - $299.00

    Best available room type assigned at time of check-in. Room type, location and bedding type may be requested but cannot be guaranteed. Rooms may be assigned within the main hotel, a cottage, or a Villa Bedroom (single bedroom of a Copeland Hill Cottage with a separate outside entrance and private bath, no access to the parlor or kitchen areas

  • *Based on all bedrooms occupied

    Third person occupancy rate available upon request. Please inquire about hotel suites and guest houses. NOTE: Rates are available based on contracted block. After block if filled: additional rooms will be subject to availability at the prevailing rate.

  • DEPOSIT POLICY: A deposit in the amount of first nights stay and tax is required. The Greenbrier will accept deposits by check or major credit card. Rooms will be available only to those requests secured by deposits.
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  • Your deposit is applicable to the fulfillment of your designated length of stay. When requesting reservations, please note arrival and departure dates carefully. LATE ARRIVAL or EARLY DEPARTURE causes forfeiture of deposit, unless cancellation or changes are made 14 days in advance of your scheduled arrival date. Please make checks payable to The Greenbrier. Reservations will be filled in the order in which they are received and must be received by May 18, 2023. RESORT FEE: A resort fee of $20.00 per room, per day is added to your account for service provided under the European Plan. This includes local and toll-free phone calls, wireless internet access, daily newspaper delivery Monday through Saturday, on property ground transportation, use of the swimming pool, fitness center, historical tours and slide presentations. Bellmen, doormen and others who render intermittent personal services are not included in the service charge. Subject to 6% West Virginia state sales and 3% county occupancy tax and HPF tax of 6.5 % VALET PARKING: $20.00 per day; complimentary self-parking is available.