National Automobile Dealers Association Announces New Executive Hiring

Published January 12, 2023
Chauhan, Sarita

TYSONS, Va. (January 12, 2023)—The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has hired Sarita Chauhan as the organization’s vice president of human resources (HR). In this role, she will oversee people management, talent acquisition, and other HR functions.

Chauhan brings more than 17 years of global HR experience to NADA. She most recently served as an HR leader at a GovCon company leading HR support for U.S. Departments of State and Defense contracts internationally. In this role, she was responsible for developing talent, aligning strategic priorities to organizational goals, and cultivating high-performing teams.

“I am proud to join the NADA family and bring my experience in people management to an established and talented team,” Chauhan said. “My international work in the transportation space makes me especially excited to be entering the automotive industry.”

Chauhan has global expertise in leading the HR function within multiple regions. Before her role at GovCon, Chauhan held a HR leadership position at Qatar Airways leading HR functions in the US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Peru.

“We welcome Sarita’s breadth of experience in human resources to our NADA team,” said Mike Stanton, president and CEO of NADA. “Our employees are the force that make us successful advocates and educators for dealers. NADA is excited to bring Sarita’s exceptional reputation for success and leadership to the organization."

Chauhan has expertise in translating goals into strategic initiatives, building effective relationships with key stakeholders, coaching leaders, and supporting teams to drive high levels of performance. She is a recipient of 2019 Top HR and Talent Professional Award by RecognizeDC and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and Women in Technology.

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