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Janet Staderman Joins Team to ‘Take NIADA Dealer Education to New Heights’

Arlington, Texas (March 25, 2022) – Janet Staderman has joined the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association as its new director of education, filling a key role in executing NIADA’s strategic plan.

Staderman will develop and implement NIADA’s education strategy, focused on expanding and advancing dealer education to help NIADA members compete and succeed in the competitive and ever-changing used vehicle industry – a major objective of the association’s five-year strategic plan.

That will include certification, on-demand e-learning, virtual classes, in-person courses and workshops, and NIADA’s premier Certified Master Dealer program.

She will also be involved in the NIADA Foundation scholarship program.

“We are very excited to have Janet join our team,” NIADA CEO Robert Voltmann said. “Janet is an entrepreneur at heart and will resonate with NIADA members and our state affiliates. She will take NIADA dealer education to new heights.”

Staderman, who has a master’s degree in adult learning theory, was previously academic director of the University of Cincinnati’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education, responsible for the university’s adult continuing education, business and industry training, workforce development and professional development programs.

Her areas of expertise include e-learning strategy and implementation, learning management system operations, continuing education credit program design, instructional design, student needs assessment and analysis, and program budgeting and marketing. “I am a huge advocate for lifelong learning,” Staderman said. “I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to further develop NIADA’s dealer education programming and create strong relationships with our state associations and their members.”


The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) is among the nation’s largest trade associations, representing the used motor vehicle industry comprised of some 40,000 licensed used car dealers. Since 1946, NIADA has represented the voice and interests of used car dealers at the federal level in Washington D.C. Coupled with its state association network across the country, NIADA’s grass-roots framework provides a dual layer of advocacy unmatched in the used motor vehicle industry. For more than 75 years, NIADA has engineered programs and leveraged technology to fulfill its mission to advance, educate and promote the independent used car dealer. NIADA members subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics of duty, honor and integrity, and believe in the advancement of small business in support of the free-market system. More information about NIADA programs and educational opportunities is available at