By Sheryll Poe, NADA Contributor

With a number of legislative wins under its’ belt and new state-of-the-art facilities, the NADA is in the best position it has ever been to advocate on behalf of dealers and provide them with all the educational tools and resources to run their businesses better.

“NADA has never been in a more fiscally fit position. We want to make sure we can leverage that for advocacy as well as we want to get deeper and better education and tools for all the dealers,” said 2020 NADA Chairman Rhett Ricart during a discussion on the Live Stage on the final day of the NADA Show in Las Vegas.

Ricart gave a preview of his General Session remarks, which will build on the theme of “Only NADA.” “The NADA is the dealer body, we’re not in this endeavor for some hypothetical stock option,” Ricart said. “We’re going to advocate 100 percent of the time for the dealer.”

“Trust me: this is a dealer-driven organization,” added NADA President and CEO Peter Welch. Ricart and Welch were joined by NADA Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Jonathan Collegio and talked about education and training, the technician shortage, getting more women involved in the automotive industry and how NADA is at the front line on the protection and regulation of data.

Check out the video on this session and watch other live coverage all weekend from the NADA Live Stage.

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