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National Automobile Dealers Association, McLean, Va., looked from within to find an interim president after Phillip D. Brady left recently.
CFO Joe Cowden took over on a temporary basis while a search is conducted to find Brady's successor. Spencer Stuart is assisting in the search.
Brady left NADA president to be government affairs SVP for Phillips 66, effective in August. Houston-based Phillips 66 separated from ConocoPhillips in May. Brady is based in Washington.
He was NADA president for 12 years, and was named a “Government Affairs All-Star” by Automotive News in 2003. He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2007. Brady served in senior White House positions for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He also served as general counsel at the U.S. Transportation Department, and in senior positions in the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Congress. Details: www.nada.org.