William C. Fox, a partner in Fox Dealerships Inc. in Phoenix and Auburn, has been named vice chairman of the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association.
The position puts him in line for chairman in 2015.
“I am honored to be elected by my peers as NADA vice chairman,” said Fox, who currently represents New York’s franchised new-car dealers on NADA’s board. “I am committed to ensuring NADA’s position as the voice of the dealer, and helping to shape the future of auto retailing for dealers across the country.”
Fox dealerships sell Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Honda, Subaru and Toyota brand vehicles.
He is chair of the NADA’s Regulatory Affairs Committee and served as finance chairman of the Dealers Election Action Committee. Fox was chairman of NADA’s Public Affairs Committee and Policy and By-Laws committee.
He has also served on the association’s Government Relations, Industry Relations and Dealer Operations committees. He serves as a member of Subaru’s National Dealer Advisory Board and has served on several manufacturer dealer councils and advertising associations.
Fox serves as vice chairman for the New York State Automobile Dealers Association.
For the past 14 years, he served as a director for the NYSADA and charred several committees. He served as NYSADA secretary and treasurer, and has been a member of its executive committee for the past five years.
His community service activities include awarding scholarship to local students who attend Georgetown University, Cayuga Community College and BOCES. He supports Nazareth College, LeMoyne College, Auburn Memorial Hospital, Tyburn Academy, Merry-Go-Round Theater, Auburn Public Theater, Matthew House, the Cayuga Foundation, YMCA, Auburn Doubledays, the SPCA and local youth athletic leagues.
He recently funded the creation of two new athletic fields for the Auburn City School District, as well as many other improvements to their athletic complex.
Fox has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a law degree from St. John’s University in New York City. He’s admitted to practice in 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 for 12 years, and has consulted for the law firm during the past 33 years.