Currently slated for the evening of November 9 at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, MD, the 2022 WANADA Annual Meeting will be a departure from previous formats.
“We want to change it up every few years,” said WANADA President & CEO John O’Donnell. “The Ritz in Tysons Corner will likely continue to be our standard destination, but we wanted to gather everyone for an elevated experience now that the pandemic seems to be well and truly behind us.”
The evening will begin with a 5:30 p.m. networking reception, followed by dinner, business and entertainment from 6:30 – 8:30. Confirmed speakers include leading auto industry analyst Glenn Mercer and comedian Tom Shillue.
Glenn Mercer is a well-known automotive industry analyst with decades of experience, first consulting with McKinsey & Company and as an independent contractor, writer and speaker since 2006. Well-traveled on the dealer circuit, Glenn will be familiar to many of WANADA’s members, as he is a regular at the NADA Show and has spoken to the WANADA Board as well. He is an advisor to numerous investment firms, notably Greenbriar, Baillie Gifford, and currently Alliance Bernstein; also academic entities (e.g. IMVP), and others (e.g. the Automotive X Prize).
Current host of The Quiz Show and UN-PC on Fox Nation, Tom Shillue frequently appears on The Greg Gutfeld Show and The Five on Fox News Channel. Tom has appeared in his own Comedy Central Stand-Up Special, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, Late Night, Last Comic Standing, and was a correspondent on The Daily Show. Tom frequently appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as part of “The Rag Time Gals,” Jimmy’s barbershop quartet, performing alongside such guests as Justin Timberlake, Kevin Spacey, Steve Carell, Sting, and Tina Fey. The Gals’ videos have been viewed over 50 million times! Tom’s first book, Mean Dads For A Better America: The Generous Rewards Of An Old-Fashioned Childhood, was released on Harper Collins’ Dey St. Books. You can currently see Tom perform in theaters across the US, with Greg Gutfeld, on The Gutfeld Monologues Live Tour.
Save the Date for the WANADA Annual Meeting and registration details will be forthcoming soon. The 2022 WANADA Annual Meeting is generously sponsored by BG Crovato Products & Services, Chesapeake Contracting Group, Citrin Cooperman, Penney Design Group, The Keats Group at RBC Wealth Management, and Truist.Download Bulletin PDF