NADA Board of Directors

John T. Emerson


John T. Emerson is president of Emerson Chevrolet Buick in Auburn, Maine. He started in the retail auto business in 1970, washing cars for his father at Louis Chevrolet in Lewiston, Maine, and began selling cars full time after graduating from Northwood University. Emerson represents Maine's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: January 2014-January 2023)

Industry Service

  • Member, Maine Automobile Dealers Association Workers Compensation Trust, 1993-present

Community Service

  • Vice president, YMCA, 2013
  • Member, board of directors, St. Mary's Hospital, 2004-2007
  • School Board Chair, St. Dominic Academy, 2002-2006


  • Time Dealer of the Year Award winner for Maine, 2010
  • Citizen of the Year Award, Auburn, 2003


  • Associate degree in Automotive Marketing, Northwood University, Midland, Mich.

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Emerson Chevrolet Buick Inc.
946 Center Street
Auburn, ME 04210


  • Buick, Chevrolet


Legislative Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Empower Quality Control

ATAE/NADA, Convention, Government Relations, Legislative Affairs, Nominating, Public Affairs, Regulatory Affairs

NADA Executive Positions
Region I Vice Chairman (2018 & 2019)