June 25, 2014

NAAA’s Frank Hackett Named to NIADA Ring of Honor
National Auto Auction Association CEO Recognized for Industry Leadership

FREDERICK MD—National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) Chief Executive Officer Frank Hackett has been chosen by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) for membership in its prestigious Ring of Honor. He received the honor at the National Leadership Awards Banquet during the annual NIADA Convention and Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 25.
Hackett, who has led NAAA as its CEO since 2004, becomes the 24th industry leader inducted into the distinguished group, which is the highest accolade bestowed by NIADA on a non-dealer.

“Frank has always been a strong advocate for our dealers, our associations and the industry as a whole,” said NIADA Executive Vice President Steve Jordan. “Like our other Ring of Honor members, he has dedicated his career to the automotive industry, always giving of his time and resources to improve the the industry and to assist its dealers.”

Each year NIADA names to its Ring of Honor an allied industry executive who, through outstanding performance and leadership, has contributed to the professionalism and growth of the automobile industry

“I am honored and humbled to be recognized by NIADA and join a group of highly respected automotive professionals who have worked hard to advance the industry,” said Hackett. “I’m lucky to work with a team of professionals at NAAA who are dedicated to helping members and dealers achieve profitable goals as a result of our commitment to the automotive industry.”

NAAA President Jack Neshe noted that Hackett has been instrumental in leading the association’s vision of building strong strategic partnerships for the benefit of all those in the industry.

“Frank has worked hard to develop and implement industry wide standards and to promote more training and networking opportunities, especially by combining conferences and events in a joint effort with other organizations to offer more content and greater value in fewer meetings,” Neshe said. “We’re proud NIADA has recognized Frank’s commitment to excellence and professional contributions and on behalf of NAAA congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.”

Download Photo