WASHINGTON — National Automobile Dealers Association CEO Mike Stanton says he views the association's approach to diversity, equity and inclusion as a "drumbeat," a repeated effort that can gain momentum and grow louder over time.
"This is a long-term goal for us," Stanton told Automotive News. "Quick wins are not what this is all about. It's more about sustainability and making sure that we make progress for the long term."
As part of that progress, NADA in June was selected to be the exclusive provider of 20 Group services for General Motors' four minority dealer development 20 Groups — something Stanton says is a "win-win" for dealers and for the association as part of its longer-term diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.