July 2, 2022

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National Automobile Dealers Association Elects New Chairs

The Countrywide Vehicle Dealers Affiliation (NADA) has elected Mike Alford as its chairman for 2022. The choice was announced shortly after the group’s board adjourned on Tuesday.

Alford — who heads Marine Chevrolet Cadillac in Jacksonville, North Carolina — currently serves as NADA vice chairman and will be using above for Paul Walser next calendar year. Geoffrey Pohanka was chosen as the vice-chair, environment him up as a potent contender for the leading place in 2023. 

“It is an honor and privilege to be elected to provide as NADA board chairman for 2022,” mentioned Alford. “Since 1917 NADA has been an ardent advocate for franchised new-car or truck sellers. The prospect to chair this dynamic group of automotive leaders is the two enjoyable and humbling. We have an engaged board and proficient staff that stands ready to advance the interest of our much more than 16,000 franchised sellers. I take pleasure in the trust and confidence of the board as we tirelessly pursue our operate with all stakeholders on behalf of the supplier body.”

Contemplating the latest condition of the automotive field, we never envy Alford.

Though we’re not overly fond of trade organizations, NADA experiences are a superior way of preserving in advance of market tendencies, tabulating regional income information, and being knowledgeable on the transforming regulatory/legislative landscape. The team likewise signifies over 16,000 U.S. dealerships that might uncover on their own at odds with producer trade groups that are vastly a lot more powerful.

Of class, it also has a political action committee (NADA PAC) developed to ahead its have agenda. Formerly regarded as the Sellers Election Motion Committee, the group resources political men and women it thinks will be “pro-seller, professional-enterprise Congressional candidates” and does not discriminate between Democrats or Republicans.

Hunting in advance, Automotive News has now claimed Geoffrey Pohanka as the very likely successor to Alford’s 12 months-lengthy extend. He’s is a 3rd-era dealer with a father that earlier led NADA. He’s also now the head of the Pohanka Automotive Team, which is based mostly in Maryland and consists of 16 merchants distribute across the American South.

“I grew up in the vehicle business enterprise. It’s an remarkable, rewarding and remarkable business enterprise, and we’re all so fortunate to be in it,” claimed Pohanka. “My household has been associated in NADA for generations. NADA assisted our organization immensely, and we have been supplying back at any time considering that. NADA has an remarkable board and an remarkable employees. And if we can support make a great ecosystem for the marketplace, we can assist make a vivid economic climate and more robust communities. Which is what I want to do, and I assure to give it my utmost 110 [percent].”

Their new conditions begin at the 2022 NADA Show in Las Vegas, which is getting planned for March 10th but has been canceled for the past two a long time.

[Image: Gretchen Gunda Enger/Shutterstock]

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