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Keynote Speakers

Each year, NADA/ATD brings industry experts and motivational speakers to share insights on business innovations and solutions that will help drive your dealership into the future.


Dana Perino

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Former White House Press Secretary, Political Commentator, New York Times No. 1 Best-Selling Author, and Co-Anchor of Fox’s America’s Newsroom

Dana Perino co-anchors Fox News’s America’s Newsroom with Bill Hemmer & Dana Perino, and is a co-host of the hit show The Five, consistently ranked one of the most-watched programs on all of cable and where some viewers have nicknamed her the voice of reason. She spent more than seven years as part of the administration of President George W. Bush, joining right after the 9/11 attacks as a spokesperson for the Justice Department. A year later, she was pulled to the White House and stayed until the last day of the Bush administration. She founded Minute Mentoring, a program for young women, and serves on the board of Companions for Heroes, which matches rescue animals with first-responders and veterans managing post-traumatic stress.


Michael Strahan

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Saturday, March 12, 2022

Pro Football Hall of Famer, Broadcaster, & Entrepreneur

Two-time Emmy winner, Super Bowl Champion and Peabody award winning journalist Michael Strahan currently co-hosts ABC’s “Good Morning America,” serves as an analyst for “Fox NFL Sunday,” and hosts ABC’s primetime game show favorite “$100,000 Pyramid.” Strahan also headlines the Thursday Night Football Pregame Show live on the Fox Broadcast Network. Strahan is the co-founder of SMAC Entertainment, a multi-dimensional talent management, music, branding and production company which has created a major presence in the sports and entertainment arena. For four years, Strahan co-hosted the hit talk show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” and prior to joining the ranks of the top sports broadcasters in the country, Strahan had a spectacular NFL career that resulted in him being named to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

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In 2015, Strahan entered the fashion space with COLLECTION by MICHAEL STRAHAN, a men’s and boys’ clothing, denim, accessories, luggage and shoe line. The line quickly expanded, with MSX by MICHAEL STRAHAN, an men’s and boys’ athleisure line, and MSX for NFL, a men and women NFL licensed apparel line. The Michael Strahan lifestyle brand continues to expand and is available at JCPenney’s, Men’s Wearhouse, Jos A Bank, HSN and QVC and more retailers nationwide. Strahan released his best-selling book, “Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life,” which includes personal stories and motivational advice. Dedicated to many charitable works, Strahan donates his hands and heart to numerous charities including The USO, HELP USA and Merging Vets and Players.

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Travis Mills

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior

Travis Mills is one of only five servicemen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive quadruple amputee injuries. He will inspire you with his simple message: “Never give up. Never quit.” Find out how he continues to face down the most daunting challenges with courage and humor and how, through the Travis Mills Foundation, he supports other “recalibrated” veterans and their families.


Paul Walser

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2021 NADA Chairman

President, Walser Automotive Group

Paul Walser is a second-generation, multi-franchise dealer in metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul. As 2021 NADA chairman his priorities included industry diversity, protecting and strengthening the franchise system and the retail aspect of the evolution of electric vehicles. During the past year he has been a strong advocate for helping dealers survive and thrive during the pandemic and promotes the many ways dealers have led their communities through this unprecedented time.

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Through the company-wide Walser Foundation, Walser’s 1,700 employees work to strengthen communities through support of families, women and children.

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Michael Alford

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2022 NADA Chairman

President, Marine Chevrolet Cadillac

Michael Alford, dealer principal of Marine Chevrolet Cadillac in Jacksonville, N.C., will become 2022 NADA chairman at the Saturday Main Stage session. A new-car dealer since 1997, Alford attended the NADA Academy. A former U.S. Marine, he is committed to supporting the military and employs many former service members; in 2007 He created the Military Growth Task Force, assembling local leaders to address social and infrastructure needs at nearby Camp Lejeune. Alford was 2013 TIME Dealer of the Year.