Bob Hook Jr. of Bob Hook Chevrolet in Louisville, Ky., received a 25-year award for Chevrolet from General Motors.
Beth Chandler was named vice president and general counsel of Asbury Automotive Group in Duluth, Ga. She replaced Lynne Burgess, who resigned. Chandler, 45, had been the city attorney for Atlanta. Previously she was assistant general counsel, vice president and corporate secretary of Mirant Corp., a global energy company. Asbury Automotive Group ranks No. 6 on the Automotive News list of the top 125 dealership groups in the United States with retail sales of 83,822 new vehicles in 2008.
Phil Porter, CEO of Subaru of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla., broke ground for Subaru of Orange Park in Orange Park, Fla.
John Zubek, left, of Zubek Ford in Oscoda, Mich., receives a 25-year award for Ford from Bob Smythe, Ford Motor Co.'s Detroit regional sales manager.
Tim Southwick, right, of Toyota of Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., receives a 40-year award for Toyota from Tom Devany, general manager of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s San Francisco region.
Mackie Robinson, left, of Robinson Bros. Lincoln-Mercury in Baton Rouge, La., receives a President's Award from Randy Ortiz, general manager for Ford-Lincoln-Mercury sales. Robinson also received a 50-year award for both franchises.
Jay Stelzenmuller, left, of Jay Buick-Pontiac-GMC in Columbus, Ga., receives a 25-year award for Pontiac from Scott Malatesta, General Motors' Southeast region zone manager.
Tim Joannides, left, of Halladay Nissan in Cheyenne, Wyo., receives a 45-year award for Nissan from Ken Krawiec, Nissan North America's central region dealer operations manager.
H. Deets Warfield Jr., right, of Damascus Motor Co. in Damascus, Md., receives a 50-year award for Chevrolet from Ed Peper, General Motors' vice president for Chevrolet.