The National Automobile Dealers Association has named a successor to Vice President and General Counsel Bill Newman. He is Andrew Koblenz, 49, who had been NADA's vice president of industry affairs.
Koblenz's ties to NADA President Phil Brady go back to their years together at the American Automobile Manufacturers Association, a former trade association that represented the Big 3.
The general counsel, one of 11 NADA vice presidents, directs NADA's legal and regulatory group. That group represents dealer interests before federal agencies.
Newman, 56, retired after 22 years with NADA, most of that time under former President Frank McCarthy.
Koblenz's appointment was one of a series of senior staff changes at NADA. All were announced Tuesday and take effect Feb. 15, NADA said.
The others appointees and their new titles are as follows: