The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) works with state and metropolitan dealer associations through the Automotive Trade Association Executives (ATAE), the association of professional dealer association chief staff officers.

NADA officers and staff are in continual contact with ATAE members on issues of common concern, and ATAE representatives sit on key NADA operating committees.

ATAE works closely with NADA to serve dealers on all levels, providing governmental representation, industry and public representation, education and consulting programs, meetings and conventions, and a wide variety of products and services. 

ATAE members receive copies of all membership mailings, issue summaries, magazines and legislative alert memos sent to dealers.