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Upcoming Meetings

May 16, 2023
Technical Mentoring: 

Addressing The Technician Crisis and Boosting ROI 

presented by Ryan Weber and Marc Brune of Mentor Mentee 

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Location: Embassy Suites McAllen Convention Center

$25 Additional Guest Fee and $75 for Non-VADA Members

June 20, 2023

VADA Board of Directors Meeting (In-person)

July 18, 2023

Full Membership ANNUAL Meeting &

Announcement of Scholarship Recipients

Details TBD

Past Speakers & Topics

VADA brings knowledgeable speakers who can share industry updates, trends, and regulations to better serve our dealers and allied members of the industry. 

  • Chairman Terry Canales and Rep. Mando Martinez with TADA's Rob Braziel for a discussion on the future of EVs in the RGV

  • Tony Ventura, Zurich North America

  • Dr. Guy Bailey, UTRGV President

  • Amanda Rawls, KPA on Update on OSHA Regulations & Covid-19 Protocols

  • TxDMV Update on Advertising Regulations

  • Greg Griffith, AkzoNobel - Opportunities in Collision

  • Local City Managers, Mayors and Commissioners to discuss RGVMPO

  • Shelley Boggan, Regional Sales Mgr at GSFSGroup, - Hiring and training best practices

  • Dr. Dan Edgar- leadership models to promote innovation in retail automotive

  • Auto Theft Task Force officers

  • TADA Leadership including Bill Wolters, Karen Phillips and Rob Braziel

  • TxDMV Enforcement Division on Advertising Regulations

  • Kerrigan Advsiors, leading sell-side advisory firm to dealers in US

  • Matt Woods, Service Group, on building successful sales teams

  • Jim Ganther, CFPB-proofing your dealership

  • Ken Elias, MaryAnn KEller & Associates - national automotive economist

  • Dealertrack Technologies - trends in digital marketing

  • Congressman Fil Vela

  • Dan Ingle, Kelley Blue Book

2023 Events

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