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The New Mexico Independent Automobile Dealers Association is a 501(c)6 professional association formed on 21 August 1962 with the leadership of prominent independent dealers at the time, including Ross McCallister, Ralph Pool, Robert B. Gibson, Walter Gibson and Sam Acquisto.  The stated goal was to “…advance the interests of the Independent Automobile Dealer and the automobile industry as a whole, while at the same time protecting the public by maintaining the highest standards of business practice among dealers and related concerns.”

Almost 60 years later, the NMIADA continues to serve New Mexico’s independent automobile dealer industry and its citizens with a wide array of services, education, research, policy development and lobbying at the local, state and national level.  In 2017, The Board of Directors created and implemented a strategic plan to focus the organization on the mission to SERVE, SHARE & SUPPORT New Mexico’s independent automobile dealers and the industry.  Over the past two years, we have made significant strides in improving services to our industry.  This has included investments in our facilities, technology and people to increase training opportunities for dealers, improve our ability to support dealer operations and marketing, increase our lobbying efforts and add additional services to support the industry.

NMIADA’s services by category:

SERVE

            • State & Federal lobbying and legislation
            • Member Scholarship program (almost $20,000 in Scholarships 2018-2019)
            • State & Federally required sales forms
            • MVD title services for dealers only
            • Mobile 6% Inspection Services by Dealer Inspection Services
            • Mobile VIN Inspection Services

SHARE

            • Operations Education & Support
            • Branding & Marketing Education and Consultation
            • Pre-Licensing Dealer Education
            • Continuing Dealer Education
            • Compliance and Best Practices Support
            • Bi-Monthly Magazine
            • Vendor Consultation

SUPPORT

            • VRS & Tapestry Support
            • Dealer Community Communications
            • Consumer Complaint Resolution Support
            • Dealer Licensing Support
            • Dealer Regulatory Support & Curbstoning Reduction
            • Law Enforcement Support

 

As an affiliate of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, NMIADA members are connected to over 15,000 member dealers in the United States working together on behalf of the industry.  We are actively involved in the NIADA and have provided leadership and support nationally since our inception.  Members of our Board of Directors, including Paul Cervantes, have served on the National Executive Board.  James Santistevan, our most recent Chairman is currently serving as the NIADA Region IV Vice President, and our Executive Director, Marc Powell, previously served as a Trustee of the NIADA Foundation and NIADA Region IV Vice President.

NMIADA is here to serve our industry, our state and our community.  Please contact us if we can be of service to you!

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