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Friday's Keynote Speakers


Bill Fox
2015 NADA Chairman


William C. Fox is a partner in Fox Dealerships, Inc., located in the upstate New York cities of Auburn and Phoenix. He started in the automotive business as a Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Subaru dealer in Auburn. Today, he sells Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Honda, Jeep, Ram, Scion, Subaru and Toyota brand vehicles. He is admitted to practice law before all New York State courts, including the Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a practicing attorney at Melvin and Melvin in Syracuse, N.Y., for 12 years. Fox is the 2015 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents New York state's franchised new-car dealers on its board of directors. (Term: February 2006-January 2018).
 

Jeff Foxworthy
Comedian and Entertainer

 

Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country.  He is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and best selling author of more than 26 books.  Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s.

Jeff will once again be hosting the FOX television game show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader.      The show is coming back to prime time in 2015.  He was recently inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame for his accomplishments. Jeff hosted the third season of The American Bible Challenge for GSN, had an animated series Bounty Hunters on CMT, hosted the reality series The American Baking Competition for CBS Television Network and narrated the Lifetime reality show The Week the Women Left....more.

 


Saturday's Keynote Speakers


Karl Rove
Former Deputy Chief and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush


Karl Rove, an iconic political strategist and one of the most sought-after political brains of our time, is best known for his provocative and robust knowledge of the major political issues of the day. Mr. Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process. Before Karl Rove became known as “The Architect” of President Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, he was president of Karl Rove + Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm that worked for Republican candidates, non-partisan causes, and non-profit groups.

Today Mr. Rove writes a weekly op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, is a Fox News contributor and is the author of the forthcoming book, The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters, and the New York Times bestseller, Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight. 
 


Howard Dean
Former Governor of Vermont


Dean’s groundbreaking campaign for the U.S. Presidency and subsequent four years as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee have provided him with both an insider's view and a reformer's commitment to the economy, foreign trade policy and
international relations. His 12 years as Governor and his Chairmanship of the National Governor's Association have given him a vast knowledge of domestic issues. His skillful stewardship of the party as Democratic National Committee chair began in 2005 and continued through the inauguration of President Barack Obama. As Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Governor Dean made the Democratic Party competitive in every race, in every district, in every state and territory, while integrating national and state party operations and standing up for Democrats' core values....more.
 

Mike Allen
Politico's chief White House correspondent


Mike Allen, Politico’s chief White House correspondent , drives morning conversation with his emailed Politico Playbook, which led The New York Times Magazine to call him “The Man the White House Wakes Up To.” Before helping found Politico seven years ago, Mike worked at TIME, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Fredericksburg (Va.) Free-Lance Star. He was named to Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list and TIME’s “Top Twitter Feeds.”  New York magazine found that that Mike is the journalist most followed on Twitter by members of Congress. He co-authored two e-books about  the 2012 presidential campaign, “The Right Fights Back” and “Inside the Circus.” He is a native of Orange County, Calif., and a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va.
 


Jeff Carlson
Incoming NADA Chairman


Jeff Carlson is president of Glenwood Springs Ford and Glenwood Springs Subaru in Glenwood Springs, Colo. and Summit Ford in Silverthorne, Colo. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, he started in the automotive business in 1973, working for Ford Motor Co. In 1979 he joined Glenwood Springs Ford, Lincoln Mercury as a sales manager. He purchased interest in Glenwood Ford in 1982 and became president in 1986, expanding the business from a single dealership to the current three dealerships over the past 33 years. Carlson is 2015 vice chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents Colorado's franchised new-car dealers on its board of directors. (Term: October 2004-January 2018).


Sunday's Keynote Speaker


Peyton Manning
Quarterback for the Denver Broncos

Peyton Manning entered the NFL in 1998 as the first overall draft pick and has since earned his place among the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks. He is the only player in NFL history to be named MVP five times and has made fourteen Pro Bowl appearances while being named to the Associated Press NFL All-Pro First Team five times. 

Manning considers his most important accomplishments to be those he has achieved off the field. In 1999, he established The PeyBack Foundation to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by assisting established programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for children at risk. The PeyBack Foundation has since established the PeyBack Award which is presented to a current or former athlete involved in professional football who exhibits character, integrity, honor and who has given back to the game and society...more

 

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