Pub. 62 2021-2022 Issue 3


Annette Sykora Wins National Recognition for Community Service and Industry Accomplishments at NADA Show

Annette Sykora, dealer at Smith
Auto Family Ford Lincoln in
Levelland, Texas, was honored
as a nominee for the 2022 TIME
Dealer of the Year award at the 105th
annual National Automobile Dealers
Association (NADA) Show held
in Las Vegas on March 11, 2022.
Annette was one of a select group of
47 dealer nominees from across the
country who were honored.


TADA Legend Tony Gullo, Sr.

Tony Gullo, Sr., has been the consummate
humanitarian and philanthropist for over half a
century. His good work on behalf of thousands
of Texans is without peer. Besides providing essential
transportation to legions of customers, Tony and his wife,
Dolly, have served countless communities throughout
Texas. Tony and Dolly’s four children and all of their
grandchildren are actively involved in the family business,
ensuring that the Tony Gullo, Sr. legacy will continue for
generations to come.

Carlos Liriano, Lost Pines Toyota

Carlos Liriano, Lost Pines Toyota 2022 Walter B. Wainwright Key Director Award

Each year the Walter B. Wainwright Key Director
Award is presented to a member of the TADA
Board of Directors who has contributed the most
to the success of the organization. (The award is named
for the revered former leader of the Houston Automobile
Dealers Association.) This is the only TADA award kept
a secret until the moment it is presented.

A Message From TADA President Darren Whitehurst

The first four months of 2022 have been great for
me at TADA. Not since I started more than two
years ago have I had the opportunity to visit with
so many dealers from across the state. I am regularly
visiting dealerships and local communities, and I
attended my second NADA Conference in Las Vegas,
where I was able to connect with many Texas dealers
at our Texas Party and throughout the meetings at the