Peter Welch Becomes New NADA President

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NADA Front Page - January 8, 2013

The National Auto­mo­bile Deal­ers Asso­ci­a­tion has selected Peter K. Welch as its new pres­i­dent, set to take over the new role on Feb­ru­ary 1.

Find out more about the new NADA president.

The unan­i­mous deci­sion was made at a spe­cial meet­ing of the NADA Board of Direc­tors in Dal­las on Tues­day, Jan. 8, fol­low­ing an exten­sive nation­wide search. Welch will become the NADA pres­i­dent offi­cially on Feb­ru­ary 1.

Welch, 59, has been pres­i­dent and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer of the Cal­i­for­nia New Car Deal­ers Asso­ci­a­tion (CNCDA) in Sacra­mento since 2003, and has man­aged its gov­ern­ment affairs office, includ­ing legal, leg­isla­tive and reg­u­la­tory affairs, since 1990. It’s the country’s largest state orga­ni­za­tion for new-car dealers.

A native of Detroit, MI, Welch has been mar­ried to Cheryl Welch for 32 years. They have three children.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan; a master’s degree from the Uni­ver­sity of Durham, Eng­land; and a law degree from Loy­ola Mary­mount Uni­ver­sity of Law, Los Ange­les. Prior to join­ing the CNCDA, he was a part­ner with a Los Ange­les law firm.

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  • Dan Elbert

    Con­grat­u­la­tions and Wel­come aboard to the Welch Fam­ily. I am sure he will find it to be a very excit­ing posi­tion and reward­ing. Good Luck and once again Wel­come Aboard.

    Dan Elbert
    Elbert Chevro­let Inc.
    Whit­te­more, Iowa