H. Gary Ackerman


H. Gary Ackerman - Gaudin Automotive Group

Birthdate: April 5 1952

Place: Salinas, California

Valley High School
Las Vegas, Nevada
Class of 1970

University of the Pacific
Stockton, California
Class of 1974
B.S. Degree of Philosophy
Delta Upsilon Fraternity

Spouse: Debra Ann Ackerman

Children: Andrew, 32 and Tara, 28, Evan 24

Third generation automotive dealer.  Gaudin Ford started by maternal grandfather in 1923.    Started as lot porter at age sixteen.  Businesses now have 400 employees and gross sales in excess of $250 million dollars.

President Nevada Franchise Automobile Dealers Association 2012/13
Past President Las Vegas New Car Dealers Association  
Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award for Nevada (Twice 1990 & 2009)
Member Rotary International (Paul Harris Fellowship)
Past Member Board of Directors Better Business Bureau
Past President Advisory Council Muscular Dystrophy Association/Humanitarian of the Year 1986
Past Chairman Executive Council Dealer Analysis Bureau Group #1
Member University of Nevada/Las Vegas Cars Program
Past Member Ford President’s Circle
Ford Advanced Product Committee
Jaguar Business Operations Council
Past Member Porsche Cars North America Board of Regents
Honorary Commander Nellis Support Team
Member Council for a Better Nevada
The Smith Center Advisory Council
UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees
Board of Directors Nevada Children’s Medical Center Foundation
Founding Partner of the Valley Automall
Vice-Chairman of the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation
Purchased Gaudin Ford from father, Don Ackerman, March 1993
Opened Ford Country, January 1996
Opened Gaudin Jaguar Porsche, April 2000
Opened Gaudin Porsche, September 2015