Directory

NIADA Board of Directors

Joe McCloskey

Chairman

Scott Allen, CMD

President

Gordon Tormohlen

President-Elect

Michael Darrow, CMD

Senior VP

Brenna Stansberry, CMD

Secretary

Don Griffin

Treasurer

Dan Johnson

Region I VP

Darla Booher, CMD

Region II VP

Greg Zak

Region III VP

Jared Halsted

Region IV VP

Bentley Nolan

At Large

Chris Maher

At Large

NIADA Executive Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Voltmann, CAE

Responsible for the overall Association, implementing the strategic plan, and supervising all staff. Boards and Committee responsibilities: NIADA Board of Directors, NIADA Foundation Board, NIADA Services Board, and Past Presidents.

Responsible for the overall Association, implementing the strategic plan, and supervising all staff. Boards and Committee responsibilities: NIADA Board of Directors, NIADA Foundation Board, NIADA Services Board, and Past Presidents.

bob@niada.com | 703-597-2141 (M)
Chief Financial Officer

Melanie Wilson, CPA

Responsible for operations, administration, accounting and finance. Committee responsibilities: Foundation Board and Finance Committee.

Responsible for operations, administration, accounting and finance. Committee responsibilities: Foundation Board and Finance Committee.

melanie@niada.com | 817-903-9805
VP of Dealer Development

Jeremy Beck

Responsible for NIADA’s Dealer Development Division, which includes the NIADA 20 Group Program, meetings, education, and research.

Responsible for NIADA’s Dealer Development Division, which includes the NIADA 20 Group Program, meetings, education, and research.

jeremy@niada.com | 817-837-0654
VP of Government Affairs

Brett Scott

Responsible for all aspects of the association’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., the annual National Policy Conference, and coordinates our national advocacy with that of our affiliated state associations and allied organizations. Committee responsibilities: Legislative/Regulatory Committee and BHPH Commission.

Responsible for all aspects of the association’s advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., the annual National Policy Conference, and coordinates our national advocacy with that of our affiliated state associations and allied organizations. Committee responsibilities: Legislative/Regulatory Committee and BHPH Commission.

brett@niada.com | 301-461-1043
Meetings Director

Devin Agonis

Responsible for the overall direction of the Association’s meetings including the NIADA Convention and BHPH Super Forum and Leadership Conference.

Responsible for the overall direction of the Association’s meetings including the NIADA Convention and BHPH Super Forum and Leadership Conference.

devin@niada.com | 817-837-0634
Membership Director

Kim Watson

Responsible for member services, membership sales, liaison to affiliated state associations, and the association management system. Committee responsibilities: Association Executives Council (AEC), State Presidents Council, National Quality Dealer Committee.

Responsible for member services, membership sales, liaison to affiliated state associations, and the association management system. Committee responsibilities: Association Executives Council (AEC), State Presidents Council, National Quality Dealer Committee.

kim@niada.com | 817-837-0633
Education Director

Janet Staderman

Responsible for the development and management of NIADA education using all forms of delivery. Committee responsibility: Education Committee.

Responsible for the development and management of NIADA education using all forms of delivery. Committee responsibility: Education Committee.

janet@niada.com | 817-837-0656
Marketing and Communication Director

Troy Scheer

Responsible for developing marketing strategies, planning and coordinating marketing efforts to achieve desired business outcomes while providing direction, guidance and leadership to the marketing team.

Responsible for the Association’s marketing and communications using all forms of media. Committee responsibility: Communication.

troys@niada.com | 817-837-0635
Director of Government Affairs

Christina Perez

Responsible for implementing the association’s advocacy efforts in Washington, DC and managing the NIADA PAC. Committee responsibility: NIADA PAC Committee.

Responsible for implementing the association’s advocacy efforts in Washington, DC and managing the NIADA PAC. Committee responsibility: NIADA PAC Committee.

christina@niada.com | 508-272-2592
Vendor Relations

R J Allen

Responsible for NIADA and NABD media sales, identifying new business opportunities while strengthening relations with industry vendors.

Responsible for NIADA and NABD media sales, identifying new business opportunities while strengthening relations with industry vendors.

reginald@niada.com | 832-767-4761
Senior Vendor Relations

Joe Kearse

Responsible for NIADA and NABD media sales, identifying new business opportunities while strengthening relations with industry vendors.

Responsible for the development and management of NIADA education using all forms of delivery. Committee responsibility: Education Committee.

joe@niada.com | 832-767-4762
Senior 20-Group Moderator

Ed Curry

Responsible for dealer development through 20-groups, dealer consulting, and education for retail dealers and service operators.

Responsible for dealer development through 20-groups, dealer consulting, and education for retail dealers and service operators.

ed@niada.com | 251-709-9010
Senior 20-Group Moderator

Bill Elizondo

Responsible for dealer development through 20-groups, dealer consulting, and education for BHPH and LHPH dealers.

Responsible for dealer development through 20-groups, dealer consulting, and education for BHPH and LHPH dealers.

bill@niada.com | 972-322-0730 (M)
Senior 20-Group Moderator

Ben Goodman

Responsible for dealer development through 20-groups, dealer consulting, and education for BHPH dealers and BHPH service operators.

Responsible for dealer development through 20-groups, dealer consulting, and education for BHPH dealers and BHPH service operators.

ben@niada.com | 513-218-4098

Services Board

Gus Camacho

Chair

Darryl Jackson

Vice Chair

Neil Waters

At-Large

Don Sullivan, Sr.

At-Large

Kelly Midget

At-Large

Greg Phee

At-Large

James Hobson

At-Large

Bobby Mills

At-Large

Jared Halsted

Board Liaison

Scott Allen, CMD

President – Ex Officio

Bob Voltmann, CEO

Staff

Foundation Trustees

Mike Brill

Chair

Mark Weida

Vice Chair

Nick Markosian

Treasurer

Jason March

At-Large

Andrew Wiley

At-Large

Sandra Moss

At-Large

Dan Grosvenor

At-Large

Jake Frank

Vendor

Jason Jager

Vendor

Michael Darrow, CMD

Board Liaison

Scott Allen, CMD

President – Ex Officio

Bob Voltmann, CEO

Staff

Melanie Wilson, CFO

Staff

Legislative/Regulatory Committee

Stan Norton

Chair

Michael Darrow, CMD

Vice Chair

Gordy Tormohlen

NIADA Board Member (Liaison)

Lawrence Meade

BHPH Commission Chair

Steve Watkins

At-Large

Mike Brill

At-Large

Russell Moore

At-Large

Shawn Richardson

At-Large

Steve Taylor

At-Large

Beto Beas

At-Large

Gus Comacho

At-Large

Dave Warkentin

State Executive

Tony Lawler

State Executive

Pete McNamara

State Executive

John Brown

State Executive

Corinne Kirkendal

Vendor

Hugo Carmona

Vendor

Scott Allen, CMD

President – Ex Officio

Bret Scott

Staff, VP Government Affairs

BHPH Commission

Lawrence Meade

Chair

Greg Zack

NIADA Board Member (Liaison)

Bentley Nolan

NIADA Board Member

Eddie Hale

At-Large

Nick Markosian

At-Large

Neil Waters

At-Large

Chad Tessman

At-Large

Shawn Richardson

At-Large

Sam Marouq

At-Large

Steve Taylor

At-Large

Chad Randash

At-Large

Earl Cooke

State Executive

Ejola Cook

State Executive

Jake Frank

Vendor

Ariat Sumner

Vendor

Scott Allen, CMD

President – Ex Officio

Brett Scott

Staff, VP Government Affairs

PAC Committee

Shawn Richardson

Chair

Stan Norton

Leg/Reg Com Chair

Lawrence Meade

BHPH Comm Chair

Scott Allen, CMD

President – Ex Officio

Mike Brill

At-Large

Daniel Morrison

At-Large

Ken Shilson

At-Large

Steve Taylor

At-Large

Christina Perez

Staff

Tim Byrd

At-Large

Don Griffin

At-Large

Chris Maher

Board Liaison

Past Presidents

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

AEC Executive Committee

Dave Warkentin

Chair

Paula Frendel

Council Member

Adam Jones

Past Chair

Alvin Melendez

Vice Chair

Annette Chapman

Council Member

How to get involved?

The best way to get involved is by reaching out to your state association.  Most state associations need your help and support. Most NIADA board and committee members started in leadership roles with their state organization. The members of NIADA boards are members who have provided leadership and service to the industry through their state association boards and on NIADA committees.

Where to start

NIADA represents more than 15,000 independent auto dealers. NIADA protects and supports the independent dealer interests on a Federal level.  Our state associations lead the fight in the states to support and protect our industry.  They also contribute to support NIADA efforts to help educate dealers, lobby for the industry in Washington, DC and the states as well.

In addition to the NIADA Board of Directors, there are committees confirmed by the Board to help oversee the various NIADA initiatives.

  • NIADA: 

    A nonprofit association governed by 10 active Independent Dealers members. The Board is elected by the membership upon nomination of the Past Presidents at the annual general membership meeting held in conjunction with the NIADA Annual Convention. The Board is responsible for all policy and financial management of the Association and hires its CEO, who manages day-to-day operations of NIADA.

  • NIADA Foundation:

    A 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.

  • NIADA Services:

    A 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.

  • NIADA Political Action Committee:

    NIADA 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.

NIADA Committees

  • Legislative Committee:

    20 members responsible for making policy recommendations to the NIADA Board and implementing the public affairs policies adopted by NIADA. Subcommittees include: Curbstone Task Force and eTitling Committee. The 20 members include two members of the NIADA Board, one of whom is the President-Elect who shall be Committee Chair; two members of the BHPH Commission, one of whom is the Commission Chairman; two vendors; four state executives; and ten at-large members named by the President and confirmed by the NIADA Board.

  • BHPH Commission:

    15 members charged with recommending BHPH policies and developing education and other content for the BHPH community. The 15 members include two members of the NIADA Board who are BHPH dealers; two state executives; and 11 at-large members.

  • Education Committee:

    10 members responsible for developing education and other content for all aspects of NIADA except 20 Groups.  10 members include one NIADA Board member; two NIADA Foundation Trustees, one of whom is the Foundation Chairman; two state executives; and five at-large members.  All members and the Chair are named by the President and confirmed by the NIADA Board.

  • 20 Group Steering Committee:

    10 members charged with providing guidance and oversight to the 20 Group Program. The 10 members include one NIADA Board member and nine at-large members representing retail, BHPH, LHPH, service, large members, and small.  All members and the Chair are named by the President and confirmed by the NIADA Board.

  • CPO Committee:

    10 members responsible for overseeing all aspects of the CPO and warranty program.  The 10 members include one NIADA Board member, one state executive, and eight at-large members.  All members and the Chair are named by the President and confirmed by the NIADA Board. 

  • NQD Committee:

    10 members charged with overseeing the National Quality Dealer award each year. The 10 members include one NIADA Board member, one state executive, and eight at-large members representing previous nominees and winners.  All members and the Chair are named by the President and confirmed by the NIADA Board.  The Committee is staffed by the Director of Membership.

NIADA is member-led by hundreds of members directly involved in NIADA boards and committees and hundreds within their states represented by the state executives and state presidents.