Stanton will work on "strategic and operational issues" and developing new business opportunities, NADA said in a statement. Stanton also will oversee the information technology and economics and data analytics departments. He will head NADA's affinity programs, the group said.
"Mike is a proven NADA leader who will add bench strength to our team," said NADA CEO Peter Welch. "He has worked many years gaining vast experience and building key relationships and partnerships throughout the automobile industry and beyond."
Before joining NADA in 2000, Stanton worked for Nissan Motor and Isuzu North America, primarily assisting dealers with their sales and service operations.
Stanton, who lives in Washington, D.C., earned a bachelor's degree in political science from James Madison University in 1990 and an MBA from Virginia Tech in 2002.