How to get involved

Learn how to make a change in the independent auto industry at large by getting involved in committees and associations made up of people like you.

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 within 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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.