NADA Board of Directors

NADA Board of Directors

2021 NADA Board Member Rick DeSilva Sr.

Richard DeSilva, Sr.

NADA Board Member - New Jersey

Liberty Subaru
55 Kinderkamack Road
Emerson, NJ 07630

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Subaru, Hyundai, Kia

Rick DeSilva is president of Liberty Subaru in Emerson, N.J., Liberty Hyundai in Mahwah, N.J. and Liberty Kia in Ramsey, N.J. He started in the automotive business in 1974 at Hackensack Ford in Hackensack, N.J. DeSilva represents New Jersey's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association. (Term: January 2017-January 2023)

Industry Service

  • Chairman, New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers, 2006
  • Chairman, American International Auto Dealers Association (AIADA), 2010
  • Board Member, Automotive Free International Trade Pac (AFIT PAC) Board of Governors
  • Member, Subaru National Dealer Advisory Board, 1989-2007; chairman, 1992 & 1996

Community Service

  • Member, Township of Mahwah Zoning Board of Adjustment, present
  • Board member, Township of Mahwah Board of Education, 1995-2002; vice president, 2002
  • President, Township of Mahwah Fire Department, 1989-1990
  • Board member, Ramapo College Foundation
  • Board Member, Wholesale Auto Supply, 2004-2006
  • Supporter of March of Dimes, DARE, Mahwah Municipal Alliance, Mahwah Rescue Squad, Pilots and Paws, Liberty Subaru/Hyundai Automotive Technology Scholarship, NJ Cares, UNICO, Center for Food Action and Hyundai Hope on Wheels


  • Time Dealer of the Year Award winner for New Jersey, 2000
  • AIADA All Star Dealer Award, 1999
  • Ramapo College Distinguished Citizen Award, 2012
  • Appearance on Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, CNN as industry expert


  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing/Advertising, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio