Don Tinsley was elected 1999 president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers at the group's board of directors meeting in San Francisco Feb. 7.
Tinsley, president of Centralia Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Centralia, Ill., served on NAMAD's board of directors for five years and is a member of the Ford Lincoln Mercury Minority Dealers Association board of directors.
He previously served on the National Automobile Dealers Association Government Relations Committee and currently is a member of NADA's Industry Relations Committee.
The presidents of the DaimlerChrysler Minority Dealers Association, the General Motors Minority Dealers Association and the Ford minority dealer association also are NAMAD vice presidents.
Sanford Woods of Brandon Dodge in Tampa, Fla., and Toyota of Stuart in Stuart, Fla. - DaimlerChrysler vice president.
Fred Poe of Southgate Pontiac and Bill Rowan Oldsmobile-Cadillac, both in Southgate, Mich.; Dexter Chevrolet in Dexter, Mich.; and Schultz Chevrolet-Oldsmobile in Merrill, Mich. - GM vice president.
Jim Mitchell of Appomattox Ford-Lincoln-Mercury in Appomattox, Va. - Ford vice president.
Other officers elected during the meeting are: Thomas Moorehead of Moorehead Buick-GMC in Decatur, Ill., secretary; and Pamela Rogers of Rogers Chevrolet in Woodhaven, Mich., treasurer.