Former President (2001-2012)
Phillip D. Brady
Phillip D. Brady was appointed president of the National Automobile Dealers Association in June 2001 and left the association in August 2012.
Prior to joining NADA, he served five years as the vice president and general counsel for the American Automobile Manufacturers Association, then the trade association for Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.
During the Bush Administration, Brady served in The White House as assistant to the president and staff secretary from 1991-1993, and in the U.S. Department of Transportation as general counsel from 1989-1991. During the Reagan Administration, he served in The White House as deputy counsel to the president from 1988-1989, and as deputy assistant to the vice president from 1985-1988. Prior governmental service also includes appointments in the U.S. Department of Justice and with the U.S. Congress.
His board memberships included the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Management Advisory Council, the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, Northwood University, University of Notre Dame Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace, American Highway Users Alliance, and the Automotive Hall of Fame, which named him the “Industry Leader of the Year” in 2007.
Brady, a cum laude graduate of both the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University School of Law, practiced law in California before coming to Washington, D.C.