NIADA Acquires Leedom & Associates and Twenty Group Operations

NIADA - December 18, 2015

The Nation­al Inde­pen­dent Auto­mo­bile Deal­ers Asso­ci­a­tion has acquired the assets and oper­a­tions of Sara­so­ta, Fla.-based Lee­dom & Asso­ciates, LLC (LAA). The agree­ment trans­fers own­er­ship of all LAA Twen­ty Groups, sem­i­nars, work­shops, boot camps and con­sult­ing, as well as the Deal­er Busi­ness Jour­nal and the BHPH World Con­ven­tion, to NIADA, effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly. Chuck Bonan­no has been hired as nation­al direc­tor of Twen­ty Group oper­a­tions to run the new divi­sion and lead NIADA’s efforts to grow and expand its offer­ings. “NIADA is excit­ed to build on an award-win­ning Twen­ty Group plat­form that has been 20 years in the mak­ing,” NIADA CEO Steve Jor­dan said, “and we’re excit­ed about the oppor­tu­ni­ty to add an array of oth­er train­ing and edu­ca­tion­al ser­vices to meet the needs of the inde­pen­dent auto deal­er.


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