Fifty-six auto dealers have been nominated by automotive trade associations for the Time Dealer of the Year award. The nominees were announced by Time magazine and Ally Financial, this year's sponsor.
The program honors franchised new-vehicle dealers for exceptional performance in their dealerships and distinguished community service.
A panel of faculty members from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan selects four finalists and then the award winner.
The award is presented by Time in partnership with Ally Financial and in cooperation with NADA.
The 2014 award winner will be announced Saturday at the convention.
Here are the nominees:
David Baker of Mercedes-Benz of Albuquerque in Albuquerque
Dick Brewbaker of Brewbaker Motors in Montgomery, Ala.
Gary Brown of Brown's Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram-Fiat in Patch-ogue, N.Y.
Larry Clark of Larry Clark Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac-GMC in Amory, Miss.
Thomas Cole of Cole Buick-GMC-Cadillac in Portage, Mich.
William Cole of Bill Cole Automall in Bluefield, W.Va.
Scott Conklin of Conklin Cars Hutchinson in Hutchinson, Kan.
Tim Dahle of Tim Dahle Nissan in Salt Lake City
R. Bruce Deardoff of Island Lincoln-Jaguar-Land Rover in Merritt Island, Fla.
Brad Deery of Deery Bros. Inc. in West Burlington, Iowa
Anthony DePaula of DePaula Chevrolet in Albany, N.Y.
Richard Dimmitt of Dimmitt Cadillac-Land Rover in Clearwater, Fla.
Jerry Durant of Jerry's Chevrolet in Weatherford, Texas
David Dyson of Barber-Dyson Ford-Lincoln in Elk City, Okla.
Chuck Eddy of Bob & Chuck Eddy Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Youngstown, Ohio
Kenneth Fichtner of Fichtner Chevrolet in Laurel, Mont.
Justin Findlay of Findlay Chevrolet in Las Vegas
Richard Flick of Banner Ford in Mandeville, La.
Douglas Fuller of Fuller Honda in Chula Vista, Calif.
Mark Fuson of Fuson Automotive in Terre Haute, Ind.
Robert Ghent of Ghent Motor Co. in Greeley, Colo.
Andrew Glockner of Glockner GM Superstore in Portsmouth, Ohio
Chris Graue of Graue Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac in Lincoln, Ill.
Roger Groux of Seacoast Imported Auto in Stratham, N.H.
Martin Gubbels of Big Sky Ford-Lincoln in Torrington, Wyo.
James Hagan of Bald Hill Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Kia in Warwick, R.I.
Joseph Hanley Jr. of Orchid Isle Auto Center in Hilo, Hawaii
Bob Hook Jr. of Bob Hook Chevrolet in Louisville, Ky.
Jason Hulett of Hulett Chevrolet-Buick-GMC in Camdenton, Mo.
Shannon Inukai-Cuffee of Dick's Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro, Ore.
John Jones Jr. of Jones Chevrolet-Cadillac in Sumter, S.C.
Greg Kaminsky of Toyota of El Cajon in El Cajon, Calif.
Brian Kelly of Kelly Automotive Group in Danvers, Mass.
William Kundert of Kundert Volvo of Hasbrouck Heights in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.
Shau-wai Lam of DCH Wappingers Falls Toyota in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
Daniel Lamb of Lamb Chevrolet & Implement in Onida, S.D.
Terry Laughridge of Terry Reid Kia in Cartersville, Ga.
Charles Lindsay III of Lindsay Cadillac in Alexandria, Va.
David Luther of Luther Automotive Group in Minneapolis
Nyle Maxwell of Nyle Maxwell Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram Supercenter in Austin, Texas
Ray McKenney of McKenney Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac in Lowell, N.C.
Kerry Pacifico of Pacifico Ford in Philadelphia
Bill Reeg of Arnie's Ford in Wayne, Neb.
Buzz Sands of Sands Motor Co. in Glendale, Ariz.
James Seavitt of Village Ford in Dearborn, Mich.
Larry Shelor of Shelor Motor Mile in Christiansburg, Va.
Neal Shepard of Shepard Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep in Rockland, Maine
Marisa Shockley of Shockley Honda in Frederick, Md.
Kathleen Sims of Coeur d'Alene Honda in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Thomas Smith of Smith Volkswagen in Wilmington, Del.
Jeff Teague of Teague Auto Group in El Dorado, Ark.
Reed Trickett of Trickett Honda in Madison, Tenn.
Donald Vigesaa of V-W Motors in Cooperstown, N.D.
David Waikem of Waikem Honda in Massillon, Ohio
Jamie Will of Titus-Will Chevrolet-Buick-GMC-Cadillac in Olym-pia, Wash.
Thomas Zimbrick of Zimbrick Inc. in Madison, Wis.