About Us

The National Association of Minority Auto Dealers (NAMAD) founded in 1980 and led by ethnic minority new franchised automobile dealers (African American, Latino American, Native American and Asian/Pacific Islanders) is based in Largo, Maryland and represents ethnic minority automobile dealers in the United States. Currently, there are a total of 19,000 new automobile dealerships of which less than 1,100 or 5% are owned by ethnic minorities.

Mission Statement

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. Founded in 1980, NAMAD is committed to increasing opportunities for ethnic minorities in all aspects of the automotive industry. NAMAD seeks to ensure the presence of a meaningful, representative number of minority entrepreneurs and employees in the retail sales, supplier and service sectors, and the manufacturing ranks.

NAMAD is committed to working closely with domestic and international nameplate manufacturers to achieve win/win, sound business arrangements designed to create reciprocal trading partnerships. Over the past year, astute automobile manufacturers have joined forces with NAMAD to work together to advance the nation's efforts to promote equal opportunity and access for all Americans. These partnerships have uncovered new markets, new ideas, new talent and new capital - all to the benefit of automobile manufacturers, entrepreneurs and consumers.

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