Director's Column

The Director’s Column is produced monthly by NADA Public Affairs. It provides commentary on NADA’s key issues, as well as timely articles that can be republished as news content in ATAE publications. Questions or comments? Submit them to NADA Public Affairs via email.

For a list of other news articles that can be summarized and republished in your association's publications, visit the Press Releases section of NADA’s Newsroom.


December: New Study Discredits CFPB’s Fair Credit Testing Method

October: NADA’s Solution Reduces Fair Credit Risks

September: Urge Congress to Rescind Flawed CFPB ‘Guidance’ on Auto Finance

August: Engage in New Opportunities

July: Auto Credit Must Remain Affordable and Accessible for Car Buyers

June: Commentary: A Good Deal for Everyone

May: Employment at New-Car Dealerships Rising

April: Auto Dealers Provide Customers with Safety Net during Recalls 

March: The Franchise Dealer Network—An Economic Engine

February: NADA Releases Fair Credit Compliance Program for Dealers

January: New-Car Dealers Face Both Challenges and Opportunities Ahead


December: Countdown to the 2014 NADA Convention & Expo

November: A Season of Thanks

October: NADA Endorses Hiring Our Heroes Program

September: NADA Meets with GM Board of Directors

August: ‘Accelerate’ Your Business at the NADA Convention in New Orleans

July: NADA Welcomes Congressional Calls for Transparency on CFPB Auto Lending Guidance

June: NADA Charitable Foundation Aids Dealership Employees Devastated by Tornado

May: CFPB Guidance Lacks Transparency and Research

April: CFPB Issue, Support for Franchised Dealer Network among Topics Discussed at Auto Forum

March: Consumer Protection Agency Reportedly Targets Dealer-Assisted Financing

February: Let’s Ride the ‘Momentum’ into Orlando for the NADA Convention

January: Let’s Keep the Momentum Going: Sharpen your game plan for the year ahead at the NADA Convention and Expo


November/December: It’s Not Over. Dealers urged to contribute to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

July: New NADA Task Force Sets Vigorous Agenda on Facility Image and Stair-Step Incentives

June: NADA Chairman: Some Manufacturer Stair-Step Programs Are a ‘Cancer in the Industry’

May: Facility Upgrades: ‘Your Voice Is Being Heard’

April: NADA: Factory-Mandated Dealership Renovation Programs Must Be Fair, Reasonable and Flexible

March: "Next Up: Industry Leaders Focus on NADA/IHS Automotive Forum in NYC"

February: "Car Buyers Need More Information to Understand, Appreciate Fuel Economy Benefits"

January: "Three Reasons to be Optimistic about 2012 Sales"


December : "2012 Convention on Pace to Be Biggest Since 2008"

November: "Congress Members: ‘Time Out’ Needed on Fuel Economy Regulation"

October: "Study Takes a Look at ROI of Factory Image Programs"

September: "Economic Fears May be Rising, But New-Car Sales are Still Expected to Improve"

August: "Dodd-Frank Law Takes Effect with Implications for F&I Office"