E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (sponsor), Carson, Ben (speaker), Xstream Interactive Communications (producer)
Program begins with selections from the Bethel AME's Children's Choir. Opening statement from Mark Wagman. Sandra Bowe, Director of Diversity and Work life, DuPont. Rodrick Moore presents the 2004 Dr. Martin Luther King art contest winners. Kashana Roberts, Cab Calloway School of the Arts performs. Michelle Marshall, Dupont Polymers, presents the 2004 Dr. Martin Luther King Essay Contest winners. Robert Ford, DuPont Public Affairs, introduces Dr. Benjamin Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. Nanticoke Indian Dance Troupe performs. Sandra Lewis, Finance organization, and Senior Vice President and Chief Science Officer, Dr. Tom Connelly present Dr. Martin Luther King Science Awards. Deborah Grubbe, Safety, Health and Environmental Excellence Center, gives thanks to participants of event. Program close with benediction by Alexander Kopatsis and a performance by the DuPont Diversity Choir.
Peters, Tom (spk), National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Charbonneau, Donald (speaker), Holloway, Paul J. (speaker), Gillman, Ramsay H. (speaker)
General session for NADA 2000 convention in New Orleans. Hosted by NADA Convention Chairman Donald Charbonneau, whose presentation includes Newspaper Advertising Association Dandy Awards and Radio Advertising Bureau Chassie Awards as well as presentation on NADA Charitable Foundation. 1997 NADA President Ramsay H. Gillman introduces incoming 1998 NADA chairman Paul J. Holloway. Introduction of 1998 NADA Executive Committee followed by speech by Holloway. Featured speaker Tom Peters, authority on business management.
Ford, Bill, 1957- (spk), National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Myers, H. Carter (speaker)
Part 2 of First day of NADA convention 2003 General Session in San Francisco, California. Continuation of speech by H. Carter Myers, 2002 NADA Chairman, speaks on the accomplishments of NADA during 2002 and the challenges for the upcoming year. Myers details the following as the three major goals NADA had for 2002: improve dealer-manufacturer relations and strengthen franchise system, increase NADA visibility in Washington, and improve dealer image in the public and media. Speech followed by Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award presented to John Berkstrom. Featured speaker is Ford Chairman and CEO, William Clay Ford, Jr. Ford speaks of the key lessons Ford Motor Company has learned from the past and how they are applying them to the future. These lessons include: success begins with great products, success of independent dealers as retail distribution network, and corporate citizenship and social responsibility as a crucial component of the automobile industry.
National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Brady, Phillip D., 1951- (speaker), Powell, Colin L. (speaker)
Part two of closing session of NADA convention. Includes introduction of featured speaker by NADA President, Phillip D. Brady, and full speech by Former Secretary of State, Colin Powell. During his speech, Powell largely focuses on his experiences as Secretary of State in the years following the September 11 Terrorist Attacks in 2001, and he emphasizes the need for the United States to remain a fundamentally open society.
Interview with Donald Esmond, Senior Vice President of Operations at Toyota, the Detroit Auto Show, Jim Lentz, President, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Mark Jraisat, Toyota Dealer, Toyota of August, Augusta, Georgia and Bob Carter, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota.
Footage related to congressional action against "title washing" which would prohibit the re-sale of cars declared totaled by insurance companies. Includes footage of of cars after Hurricane Katrina; members of Congress looking at flood damaged vehicles; members of congress speak on subject. Speakers in video include Sen. Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, Rep. John Campbell, R-California, Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas, Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Florida, Rep. Bobbie Rush, D-Illinois, Scottie Davis, President Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association.
National Automobile Dealers Association (sponsor), Braley, Buzz (speaker), Wagoner, Rick, 1953- (speaker), McCarthy, Frank E. (speaker), Wells, Harold B. (speaker)
First day of NADA convention 2001 General Session in Las Vegas, Nevada. Begins with opening ceremony, marching band and Green Valley High School Cheerleaders and Miss Nevada Tiffanie Story singing the National Anthem. Hosted by Convention Chairman Buzz Braley. 2000 NADA Chairman Harold B. Wells interview and convention speech. Tribute and presentation of the International Freedom of Mobility Award to outgoing NADA president Frank McCarthy. Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award presentation to Martin NeSmith of Georgia. Featured speaker is G. Richard Wagoner, President & CEO of General Motors. Wagoner identifies two major areas of recent change in the automobile industry, global consolidation and the Internet, and he outlines improved communications and innovation as two vital components to ensure the continuing success of both manufacturers and dealers in a rapidly changing world.
John Wise, Vice President of ADD, Sperry UNIVAC covers the change to User Developed Program Products from Field Developed Program Products. John discusses this change with John Mero, Director of User Developed Program Products. Topics such as the CSS Assurance Program and Release Tape Validation are mentioned.
Program begins with open by Stu Miller, Vice President and General Manager, OIS, giving an update of the Sperrylink product and company changes. Also, Gary Alexander, Director of Marketing Development, OIS discusses new programs and reorganization and a Sperrylink spells success forum with Southern ops Ken Scarborough, Account Executive, Birmingham; Jerry Seyle, Branch Manager, Birmingham Branch Office; Bobbi Nichols, Product Manager, Southern Operations and Jim Ryan, Account Executive, Atlanta.