Committees and Groups

From Legislative Policy to Member Services, the Denver Auto Show, NextGen and beyond, CADA’s Committees and Groups squarely keep the focus on members and how they can be best served.

Legislative Policy Committee

The Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) identifies and prioritizes legislative issues that could enhance or negatively affect dealer interests. The LPC evaluates and discusses each issue, then establishes policy and legislative recommendations to the CADA Board for approval.

The LPC is composed of CADA member dealers who are interested and willing to actively lead and participate at the Colorado state capitol to personally discuss issues of concern with their legislators.

Committee members actively develop relationships with state legislators and other state-elected leaders. Together with the CADA lobbying team, the LPC promotes our legislative policies as constituents AND industry leaders.

The LPC welcomes all dealer members. During the Colorado Legislative Session, which runs from January through early May each year, the committee meets at a minimum of every month. After that, the committee meets every quarter.

Chair
Don Hicks
Owner: Shortline Hyundai, Mazda, Subaru

To get involved in the legislative process on a grassroots level, contact Tim Jackson

CADA Contact
Tim Jackson
CADA CEO & President Tim.jackson@colorado.auto
303 282.1448

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Member Services Committee

The Member Services Committee (MSC) selects and recommends products and services to the Board of Directors for its endorsement to CADA members. Dealer members are invited to join the Member Services Committee. When you do, you’ll take part in selecting the products and services that best help your — and other dealer members’ — dealerships.

Chair
John Medved
Owner: Medved Chevrolet Cadillac North

To join the Member Services Committee, contact Polly Penna

CADA Contact
Polly Penna
Director, Field Services Polly.penna@colorado.auto
303 945.6426

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NextGen Leadership Club

The NextGen Leadership Club was started by the National Automobile Dealers Association to prepare young dealers and dealership successors to have a stake in the political future of the automobile industry. Based on this model, CADA created its own NextGen program and expanded it to include best practices in business management for future car dealership leaders.

NextGen is a way to cultivate future leaders in the automotive industry. To do that, we meet them where they live: In the tech-centric, social media space that’s native to our future leaders. Because their needs and interests are different from the generations before them, NextGen meetings are focused on issues and topics this up-and-coming group deems important. Liberally sprinkled throughout most meetings are legislative and legal issues that help indoctrinate these future automotive industry leaders.

CADA currently has 53 registered NextGen members. To join, you must be age 45 or younger and work in the new car industry. Sometimes social gatherings and sometimes all business, the NextGen Leadership Club generally meets once a quarter.

Chair
Jerad King
Owner: King Buick GMC

If you’re under 45 and work in the industry, contact Michelle O’Connor to join —and help shape the future of the new car industry!

CADA Contact
Michelle O’Connor
Legislative & Marketing Manager Michelle.Oconnor@colorado.auto
303 457.5113

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Denver Auto Show Committee

The Denver Auto Show Committee is comprised of dealer members and senior CADA staff. The committee meets twice a year in person — more often by phone conference — and discusses the big-picture view of the show and its related events, such as the Preview Gala, Innovative Dealer Summit and Colorado Car Convoy.

From there, the eight- to 15-member committee makes recommendations to CADA staff and the Board of Directors and oversees that 10,000-foot-view of the event.

Because they’re most knowledgeable about the Denver Auto Show’s details, the committee often includes past chairs, along with other dealer members close to the Denver metro area.

Chair
Anthony Brownlee
General Manager: Land Rover Denver

To join the Denver Auto Show Committee, contact Marsha Temple

CADA Contact
Marsha Temple
Chief Operating Officer Marsha.temple@colorado.auto
303 457.5123

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee comprises the elected officers of CADA, along with the immediate past Chair. The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Board when the Board is not in session — and has all of the rights, powers, duties and obligations of the Board.

Sometimes, the Board and/or the Executive Committee need more information to reach a decision on an issue. When that circumstance arises, the CADA Chair may appoint, assign and delegate authority to standing and special committees based on CADA needs.

Chair
Todd Maul
President & Dealer Principal: John Elway Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

CADA Contact
Tim Jackson
CEO/President Tim.jackson@colorado.auto
303 282.1448