March 29-30, 2023 (Association Meetings Begin Tuesday, March 28) || Caesars Palace Las Vegas


R. Charles Nichols

R. Charles Nichols

President | National Auto Auction Association and BSC America

R. Charles Nichols has had a distinguished career in the auto auction industry. He began his vehicle remarketing career in 1983 when he joined Bel Air Auto Auction. He is currently president of Bel Air Auto Auction and president of its parent company, BSC America, a collection of privately-held asset management companies, which counts Tallahassee Auto Auction among its holdings. He has worked in close partnership with his family, with his father Raymond Nichols serving as chairman and his sister Michelle Nichols-Neff serving as executive vice president of BSC America. 

Nichols’ previous executive leadership roles include terms as ServNet’s vice president, president, and chairman. He also served two years as ServNet’s designated board member for Auto Auctions Services Corporation/AutoIMS. 

Throughout his career, Nichols has been an active member and supporter of NAAA. He was previously NAAA vice president and president-elect. He has served on various committees, the NAAA Board of Directors, and was Eastern Chapter president in 2015-2016. 

Along with outgoing NAAA President Julie Picard and former NAAA President Laura Taylor, he helped lead NAAA and the auto auction industry through challenging times during the pandemic and helped keep the industry thriving. 

During his initial remarks as NAAA president, Nichols outlined several key priorities for his term, including promoting NAAA’s digital job board, and a continued focus on diversity and inclusion, safety, and compliance. 


Upcoming and recent sessions

Welcome to CAR 2022 and State of the Auction Industry Report

March 23, 2022
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM (PT)

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NAAA and IARA Present the Ed Bobit Industry Icon Award

March 23, 2022
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM (PT)

International Automotive Remarketers Alliance executive director Tony Long, IARA President Jeff Bescher, National Auto Auction Association CEO Tricia Heon, and NAAA President R. Charles Nichols will present the ninth annual Ed Bobit Industry Icon Award which recognizes leaders who shaped the remarketing industry. More Info

Keynote: Pandemic 2.0+: Temporary vs. Lasting Changes for Auctions

March 24, 2022
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM (PT)

Leading auction voices will break down effects on digital marketplaces, safety protocols, speed of transactions and vehicle evaluations, and new best practices. More Info

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