By Ashley Smith, NADA Marketing Manager

This year, the NADA Academy is celebrating 40 years of educating the next generation of dealership leaders. NADA Academy has been at the forefront of training these leaders to adopt innovation and technology and adapt to the changing industry.

“NADA is proud of our Academy because it’s the gold standard and it has a legacy within the industry,” said Steve Park, Vice President of NADA Dealership Operations.

Since its inception, more than 11,000 students have graduated in over 375 NADA Academy classes. Academy graduates are proud of their experiences and are advocates for the impact of the program on their professional dealership careers.

“The information and instruction you receive is extremely valuable!  From the very first day in class you realize that you will become part of an elite group within the industry,” said Don Maltarich, General Manager at Tri State Ford in East Liverpool, Ohio.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of NADA Academy, we are excited to announce the 2020 NADA Academy Experience Contest. The contest will showcase the lives and legacies of graduates who embody the mission of NADA academic excellence and leadership.

If you’re a graduate of NADA Academy, we want to know your story!

The submission process is easy. Provide your name, class number and share 200 words or less about your NADA Academy experience and how it has impacted your career in automotive retailing.

NADA will choose three winners, which will be announced and recognized at the 40th Anniversary Graduation Celebration on Friday, June 26, 2020 in Tysons, Va.

The third-place winner will receive an enrollment for one of their dealership employees to attend an NADA Professional Series class (Value: $2,995). The second-place winner will receive a one-year subscription for their dealership to NADA Education (Value: $8,400), which includes all NADA Professional Series classes and Academy Seminars. The grand-prize winner will receive an enrollment for one of their dealership employees to attend NADA Academy (Value: $10,950).

Enter your submission at nada.org/academycontest/. To be eligible, all submissions must be posted by Sunday, May 31, 2020. For more information on NADA Academy visit us at nada.org/academy.

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