Richmond Honda’s very own general manager Daniel Bailey recently graduated from the prestigious National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Academy, completing a rigorous, year-long educational program focusing on six disciplines essential to successful management and leadership in the retail automobile industry.
NADA Academy prepares current and future dealership leaders to maximize each department’s efficiency while examining how new technology and innovations reshape the industry. Academy classes are taught by industry experts in state-of-the-art classrooms and live online, with hands-on practical applications in each area of the dealership. Students develop an end-to-end view of business and dealership operations.
Daniel is part of the 485th graduating class, and joins more than 12,000 other Academy in the 44 years of the program’s history.
In a LinkedIn post, NADA Academy instructor Mark A. Michalski congratulated the students of class #N410 and gave a special shoutout to Daniel, who was Class President.
The program is based in the United States and Academy students spend a day on Capitol Hill to meet with a member of Congress to gain insight into the lawmaking process, and the importance of dealer fly-ins to Washington, D.C.
The National Automobile Dealers Association represents over 16,000 franchised new-car dealers representing 32,500 franchises nationwide, their employees, and their customers. NADA Academy has prepared more than 12,000 auto retail professionals for good-paying, high-quality careers since its inception in 1978.
Congratulations on this amazing achievement, Daniel!