Peter K. Welch became President of the National Automobile Dealers Association on Feb. 1, 2013. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) since 2003. CNCDA is the country's largest state association of franchised new car dealers. Prior to joining CNCDA in 1990 as its Director of Government and Legal Affairs, Peter was a partner with a Los Angeles law firm.
A native of Detroit, Mich., Peter holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, a master's degree from the University of Durham, England, and a juris doctor's degree from Loyola Marymount University of Law, Los Angeles.
Welch is married to Cheryl Welch and they have three children.