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The Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) is the statewide trade association representing over 1,300 franchised automobile dealerships in nearly 300 communities throughout the state of Texas. TADA advocates on behalf of the dealers at the Texas Legislature, Congress, and all regulatory agencies.

Texas Automobile Dealers Association Announces Leadership Transition

After 36 years of service to the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA), President Bill Wolters has decided to step down from his position as President at the end of 2019. Wolters will continue in the role of president until his successor has been chosen and will remain a consultant for the association for the foreseeable future.

“I have spent my entire life working in the automobile industry and I have never been so proud to have been an advocate for the Texas auto dealers and consumers,” said Bill Wolters. “The dedication of TADA members to creating jobs, providing quality service, and giving back to their communities through time and resources is truly inspiring, and I am honored to have led this Association. I will work hand in hand with the search committee to find a leader to take TADA into the future and look forward to continuing my work in a different capacity through the transition.”

Wolters joined TADA in 1982, after a 13-year career with Ford Motor Company in Dallas and Kansas City, Missouri.  During his tenure at Ford, Bill led departments in merchandising, distribution, business management and market representation.  He began his association career as Director of the TADA 20-Group Program and held the position of Executive Vice President for TADA for 17 years. Bill was named President and CEO of TADA in January 2004.

Bill is a Past Chairman of the Board of the Texas Society of Association Executives and served two terms on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Association Executives. In 2007, he was named Association Executive of the Year for the State of Texas. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Automotive Trade Association Executives, headquartered in McLean, Virginia and comprised of 115 state and metropolitan automotive trade associations. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Business.

“The board is thankful for Bill’s years of service and leadership,” said Board Chairman Tom Durant. “Bill’s expertise and knowledge of the issues surrounding Texas’ auto dealers will be missed. Bill has served as a mentor and friend to all the association’s members and employees and set a new standard of dedication that will be hard to replace. It has been an enormous privilege to work with Bill because of his commitment to Texas consumers, Texas dealers, and preserving and advancing the integrity of our franchised dealer system.”

The Board of Directors has convened a search committee and will be hiring a search firm with the intention of filling the position of President by September 1, 2019.


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Want to pass on your dealership to the next generation?  Members can enroll young family members/staff in this leadership training program tailored for franchised dealers.   TADA’s quarterly magazine provides up-to-date information on business and industry issues making it a critical resource for franchised dealers and affiliated industry partners.   Learn more about the issues facing our industry at the state capitol through our policy papers and legislative session recaps.

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                                        TADA ANTITRUST STATEMENT

It is the policy of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) and it is the responsibility of every TADA member to comply in all respects with federal and state antitrust laws. No online communication, activity or discussion including a TADA meeting or other function may be engaged in for the purpose of bringing about any understanding or agreement among members to: 
     1. Raise, lower, or stabilize prices or any element or economic factor thereof; 
     2. Allocate markets; 
     3. Encourage or discuss boycotts; 
     4. Foster unfair trade practices; 
     5. Assist monopolization; or 
     6. In any way violate federal or state antitrust laws. 

The examples are for illustration and are not meant as an exhaustive list.


Chairman's Corner

“It is my honor and privilege to serve as the Chairman of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) this year and represent over 1,300 of the franchised automobile dealers in this state.  I have tremendous respect for Bill Wolters and his staff because they have put together a great organization. I’m proud to be part of that.  The TADA brings together many diverse and innovative individuals in different stages of the dealer path, so that we can all learn from each other. " Read More »

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2017 TADA Chairman's WorkshopWebinar

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