NADA Announces New Senior Staff Members for Public Policy Advocacy

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has announced several changes to its senior staff, including the creation of a new position: executive vice president of public policy. The new role will be filled by Paul Metrey, who has been working as NADA’s senior vice president of regulatory affairs since April 2021. The changes also follow the retirement of David Regan, executive vice president of legislative affairs, who has served NADA for 23 years. The new staff members will lead NADA’s efforts to advance the interests and agenda of America’s auto and commercial truck dealers in Washington, D.C. Here are the details of the news and its implications for the industry.

The New Role and Responsibilities of Paul Metrey

Paul Metrey has been working on regulatory issues on behalf of the nation’s franchised new-car and -truck dealers for 23 years. He has been an integral part of NADA’s policy and advocacy team, and has achieved many accomplishments and successes in his previous role. He officially assumed his new role as executive vice president of public policy on November 1, 2023.

National Automobile Dealers Association
National Automobile Dealers Association

In his new role, Metrey will lead all NADA public policy efforts, which include legislative affairs, regulatory affairs, and public affairs. He will be responsible for spearheading NADA’s public policy strategy, outreach, and advocacy, and for representing the dealers’ voice and perspective on various issues and challenges facing the industry. He will also oversee and coordinate the work of NADA’s policy and advocacy staff, and collaborate with other industry stakeholders and partners.

Metrey said that he is honored and excited to take on the new role, and that he looks forward to continuing to serve the dealers and the industry. He said that he is grateful for the opportunity and the trust that NADA’s leadership and members have placed in him. He also said that he is proud of the work that NADA has done over the years, and that he is confident that NADA will continue to be a strong and effective advocate for the dealers in the future.

The Other Staff Changes and Transitions at NADA

The announcement of Metrey’s new role also coincides with the retirement of David Regan, executive vice president of legislative affairs, who has been working for NADA for 23 years. Regan has been a key leader and spokesperson for NADA, and has played a vital role in advancing the dealers’ legislative agenda and interests in Congress and the administration. He has also built and maintained strong relationships with lawmakers, regulators, and other industry groups.

Regan said that he is proud of his tenure and achievements at NADA, and that he is thankful for the support and friendship of NADA’s leadership, staff, and members. He also said that he is confident that NADA will continue to be a powerful and respected voice for the dealers, and that he wishes the best for NADA and the industry.

NADA also announced other staff changes and transitions, as follows:

  • Andy Koblenz, former executive vice president of legal and regulatory affairs and general counsel, has shifted to a new role as executive vice president of strategic affairs and industry initiatives.
  • Jim Minnis, previously senior vice president and associate general counsel, has assumed the general counsel role, leading the legal department.
  • Doug Greenhaus, previously vice president of regulatory affairs, has retired and transitioned to a role as a consultant.
  • Daniel Ingber, who joined NADA in summer 2023 as vice president of regulatory affairs, has been promoted to senior vice president of regulatory affairs.

NADA president and CEO Mike Stanton said that NADA’s staff is the best of the best, and that NADA has among the most accomplished and capable regulatory, legislative, communications, and legal experts among any industry trade association. He also said that these staff changes and transitions ensure that NADA remains the voice of the dealer in Washington, D.C. for years and decades to come.

The Implications of the News for the Industry

The announcement of the new senior staff members for public policy advocacy at NADA is a significant and positive news for the industry, as it shows that NADA is committed and prepared to face the current and future challenges and opportunities for the dealers and the industry. The new staff members bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and leadership to their roles, and they will be able to leverage their skills and expertise to advance the dealers’ issues and agenda in Washington, D.C.

The new staff members will also be able to build on the legacy and achievements of the previous staff members, who have made tremendous contributions and impacts to the industry over the years. The new staff members will also be able to work with the existing staff members, who have been providing excellent service and support to the dealers and the industry. The new staff members will also be able to collaborate with other industry stakeholders and partners, who share the common goals and interests of the dealers and the industry.

The announcement of the new senior staff members for public policy advocacy at NADA is a news that reflects the strength and resilience of the dealer community and the industry, especially in the midst of the pandemic and the economic crisis. The news also reflects the vision and mission of NADA, which is to serve and represent the dealers and the industry, and to promote and protect their interests and values.

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