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Boards, Committees, and Departments of Staff

Board of Directors

Scott Allen, CMD

Chairman of the Board

Gordon Tormohlen

President

Michael Darrow, CMD

President-Elect

Don Griffin

Senior VP

Dan Johnson

Secretary

Darla Booher, CMD

Treasurer

Chris Maher Sr.

Region I VP

Ken McFarland

Region II VP

Greg Zak

Region III VP

Brenna Stansberry, CMD

Region IV VP

Bentley Nolan

At Large VP

Nick Markosian

At Large VP

NIADA Staff

Administration

Chief Executive Officer: Jeff Martin
VP of Dealer Development: Jeremy Beck
HR Manager & Accounting Coordinator: Mary Anne Barker
Office & Tech Manager: Yeni White

Events Team

Meetings & Events Director: Devin Agonis
Meetings & Events Coordinator: Danya McKenzie

Finance Team

Controller: Ada Morton
Senior Accounting Manager: Emily Sotelo
20 Groups Accounting: Joel Drew

Marketing Team

Art Manager: Christy Haynes
Digital Marketing Manager: Leon Oziel
Communications Manager: Richard Greene

Membership Team

Membership Administrator: Tanekia Johnson

Sales Team

Vendor Relations: Joe Kearse

20 Group Team

20 Group Moderator: Ed Curry
20 Group Moderator: Ben Goodman
20 Group Project Manager: Brittany Mitchell
20 Group Sales Manager: John Dismukes
20 Group Coordinator: Darla Woods

Foundation Board

The nonprofit charitable organization responsible for NIADA’s scholarship funds and assisting dealers and their families in need. The Foundation is governed by a 10-member Board appointed by the NIADA President and confirmed by the NIADA Board.

Services Board

The for-profit company responsible for managing NIADA’s member benefit program. Services is governed by a 10-member Board appointed by the NIADA President and confirmed by the NIADA Board.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall be appointed by the NIADA Board of Directors, chaired by the NIADA Treasurer and comprised of at least two additional board members, as well as the treasurers of NIADA Foundation and NIADA Services. The committee shall counsel with the CEO on the annual budget of each entity, provide insight and commentary, prepare recommendations, recommend the investment of surplus funds, and review the annual audit or review of the accounts for each board. The committee will meet prior to each NIADA Board of Directors meeting.

Leadership Committee

Leadership Development Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors, chaired by the NIADA Chairman and comprised of at least two other board members and three at-large members. No less than 120 days prior to the annual meeting, the committee shall notify the members of their intention to interview applicants for the Board of Directors. No less than 70 days prior to the annual meeting, the committee shall report their recommendations to the past presidents. The committee shall meet at least twice annually.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee shall assist the staff in administering awards programs of the Association, according to policies established by the Board of Directors; establish qualifications and secure entries of all awards and advise the staff on the promotion, rules, and selection and presentation of awards. The committee must include at least two members from the Board of Directors, the Foundation Trustees, the Services Board, and two at-large licensed dealers from each region. The committee will meet at least twice annually.

PAC Committee

NIADA Political Action Committee (PAC) raises money and invests in political fundraisers to amplify our advocacy voice. The PAC is governed by a 10-member Board appointed by the NIADA President and confirmed by the NIADA Board.

Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee

Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee shall serve as an advisory committee charged with monitoring federal and state legislative activities and regulatory rules affecting all licensed independent dealers, including BHPH, retail, and wholesale; researching, drafting, and promoting legislation to be endorsed or opposed by NIADA. The committee shall also evaluate trends and developments applicable to independent automobile dealers and recommend to the board legislative programs to best represent the interest of its members. The committee will meet at least twice a year or as needed via conference call and once a year in-person in Washington, D.C.

The committee must include at least 10 dealers who are primarily retail, at least 10 dealers who are primarily Buy-Here, Pay-Here, and at least five individuals who represent wholesale, industry partners or state associations. The committee can have no more than 30 members and no more than three members from one state.

CPO Committee

CPO Committee shall serve from July 1, 2023, until May 31, 2024, in an advisory role charged with monitoring the NIADA CPO Program and its providers, advising the NIADA Board of Directors on industry trends, products, and services related to the program. The committee shall also assess the need and qualifications of new providers and make recommendations the board.

The committee must include four licensed dealers from separate states enrolled in the CPO program. The committee will meet quarterly or as the needed.

Past Presidents

Scott Allen, CMD

2022-2023

Joe McCloskey, CMD

2021-2022

Louis Tedeschi, CMD

2020-2021

Henry Mullinax, CMD

2019-2020

Andrew Gabler

2018-2019

David Andrews

2017-2018

Billy Threadgill, CMD

2016-2017

Frank Fuzy

2015-2016

Arlan Kuehn, CMD

2014-2015

Keith Hagler

2013-2014

Chris Martin, CMD

2012-2013

Don Fincher, CMD

2011-2012

Anthony Underwood, CMD

2010-2011

Charles Teel, CMD

2009-2010

Tim Swift, CMD

2008-2009

Sandra Moss, CMD

2007-2008

Randle Smith

2006-2007

Karen Barbee

2005-2006

Dwayne Dodd

2004-2005

Mike Cunningham

2003-2004

Opie Hendricks

2002-2003

Bob Lawrence

2001-2002

Lonnie Hacker

2000-2001

Dave Kuper

1999-2000

Pat Dobbins

1998-1999

Lamar Cook

1997-1998

George Karlen

1996-1997

Jim McCaskill

1995-1996

Raiford Troutman

1994-1995

Ron Terry

1993-1994

Jim Smith

1992-1993

Luis Estrada

1991-1992

Pat Matlach

1990-1991

D.T. Mosley

1989-1990

Bob Galloway

1988-1989

E. Vernon Ingram

1987-1988

Irv W. Rohrich

1986-1987

J. L. Richard

1985-1986

Jim Massey

1984-1985

Gordon Wear

1983-1984

L. Steve Gossett

1982-1983

Charles W. Nicholson

1981-1982

Homer Peel

1980-1981

Joe Eikenberg, Sr.

1979-1980

Marvin Ivy

1978-1979

A T Murphy

1977-1978

M. L. Vaughan

1976-1977

Robert Tindle

1975-1976

J. O. Woodard

1974-1975

R. L. Deaton

1973-1974

John Hiatt

1972-1973

Bill Manring

1971-1972

Bonner Mayo Smith

1970-1971

Charles Towner Jr

1969-1970

Milan Boniface

1968-1969

Don Hyatt

1967-1968

Ben Sanford

1966-1967

James Davidson

1965-1966

Phillip E. Shupe

1964-1965

Stanford Chizzick

1963-1964

Rem Rogers, Jr.

1961-1963

John Kinnaird

1960-1961

A. H. Schwartz

1958-1960

C. E. Pitts

1957-1958

Martin McCollum

1949-1950

Irv Rubin

1956-1957

Stacy Rowell

1955-1956

Ray Miles

1954-1955

R. W. Workman

1953-1954

Ray Hayward

1952-1953

James Downing

1951-1952

Walter Wilson

1950-1951

Carl E. Marker

1948-1949

Oliver Wood

1947-1948

Charlie Hillard

1946-1947