NADA Board of Directors

NADA Board of Directors

Nathaniel "Nate" Sutton

Nathaniel “Nate” Sutton

NADA Board Member – At-Large Central

Sutton Auto Team
21315 Central Ave.
Matteson, IL  60443

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Ford, Honda

Nate Sutton is CEO of Sutton Auto Team, which includes Sutton Ford in Matteson, Ill., Honda of Kenosha in Bristol, Ill. and Rapid’s Honda in Coon Rapids, Minn. He started in the automotive business in 1987 in sales at Whitman Ford in Temperance, Mich. He has held multiple positions within the dealership, rotating departments, before becoming CEO. Sutton is an at-large member of the National Automobile Dealers Association's board of directors, representing minority dealers from the Central. (Term: January 2023-January 2025)

Industry Service

  • Board member, Honda Dealer Ad Assoc, 2017-present
  • Board member, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, 1998-2004
  • President, Ford Motor Minority Dealer Association, 1994-2006
  • Board Member, Ford Minority Dealers Association, 2012-2016

Community Service

  • Board member, Ingalls Hospital, 2004-present
  • Elder, Emmaus Community Faith Community, 2006-present
  • Board member, Public Action Deliver Shelter (PADS), 2022-present
  • Matteson Economic Development Commission, 2002-2010


  • Village of Matteson’s Distinguished Business Award, 2012


  • B.S. Packaging Engineering degree, Michigan State University, E. Lansing
  • Ford Dealer Development, Detroit, Mich.