I'm proud to represent ATAE as Chairman of the Board in our 100th year of service to dealers. Back in 1915, just a few assocations working on auto trade shows got together to form the group that would eventually become the Automotive Trade Associations Executives (ATAE), with dealer associations in every state and every major city in the United States. Today, ATAEs represent over 110 dealer associations with more than 16,000 member dealerships.
Our ATAE members play a crucial role in promoting the dealerships, providing services, producing top notch auto shows, and of course defending the franchise system. Our group has a strong track record of working together to meet all challenges head-on. We are always ready, willing and able to be a show of force when needed, whether that is in Washington, DC, individual state capitals or city hall.
Dean Mansfield, ATAE Chairman
President, New Car Dealers Association of San Diego County