NADA Board of Directors

Desmond A. Roberts

NADA Legislative Affairs Committee Chairman
At-Large Central

Desmond Roberts is president of Advantage Chevrolet in Hodgkins, Ill. He started in the automotive business in 1986 as a member of General Motors' dealer training program in Columbus, Ohio. Roberts is an at-large member of the National Automobile Dealers Association's board of directors, representing minority dealers from the East Region. (Term: February 2011-March 2022)

Community Service

  • Chief financial officer, Make a Difference Youth Foundation
  • Ongoing sponsor, Spina Bifida Association of Illinois


  • GM "Dealer of the Year," 2005 and 2006
  • Jack Smith Leadership Award
  • "Business Man of the Year" from the Village of Bolingbrook, Ill., 2009


  • Bachelor's degree, The City University of New York, New York City
  • Graduate, GM Dealer Academy, Detroit, 1987

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Advantage Chevrolet
9510 W. Joliet Road
Hodgkins, IL 60525


  • Chevrolet


Legislative Affairs (chairman), Regulatory Affairs

ATAE/NADA, Convention (chairman and vice chairman), Dealership Operations, Government Relations, Industry Relations, Nominating, Public Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, NADA PAC President's Club member

NADA Executive Positions
Region III Vice Chairman (2020)