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Welcome to ATAE

Since 1915, going the extra mile...

Automotive Trade Association Executives represents the executives of 115 state and metropolitan dealer associations in the U.S. and Canada. These associations respond to the needs of more than 16,000 franchised new-car and -truck dealers on national, state and local levels.

ATAE provides a forum for the exchange of information and serves as a clearinghouse for resources needed by member association executives. Through professional development programs, research and networking opportunities, ATAE provides members with the tools they need to continually improve the value and effectiveness of services offered to dealer members. ATAE works closely with the National Automobile Dealers Association to serve dealers on all levels, providing governmental representation, industry and public representation, education and consulting programs, meetings and conventions and a wide variety of products and services.

Chairman's Message

I personally welcome you to the Automotive Trade Association Executives website. As we have proven so many times, the ATAE team is a crucial asset for NADA and our dealers from coast to coast. This site contains a considerable amount of helpful information. However, our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction. This ongoing commitment is how we have sustained our success and grown into the vital association we are today.

If this website is to be responsive to your needs, your input is essential. A valuable website is a living organism for which all ATAE’s are responsible for feeding it and for pruning the obsolescence.

When you have suggestions or comments, please contact us at jcolman@nada.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,



Bob Israel, ATAE Chairman
President, Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association