The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) board of directors announced that Brad Hershey has been elected board chair. Hershey is a partner in Hoober, Inc., a Case IH dealership serving Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He has previously served as NAEDA vice chair and as a director representing the NAEDA's Northeast region. He also chaired NAEDA’s Partner Programs Committee. In addition to NAEDA, Hershey has been a long-time director of the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association (NEDA).

Jared Nobbe was elected vice chair of the NAEDA Board. Nobbe is a partner in John Deere dealership Syndenstricker Nobbe Partners (SNP), with locations in Illinois and Missouri. Other NAEDA officer positions include Wally Butler of New Holland dealership Mazergroup, who was elected Treasurer, and Joanne Olson as corporate secretary.

Chad Fossey was elected as a new director for NAEDA’s Pacific Northwest Region. Fossey is the general manager of Campbell Tractor, a John Deere dealership serving Idaho and Oregon. 

Other members of the 2023-24 NAEDA board of directors include:

  • Joe Nash, past chair (Delta Group), Midwest SouthEastern Region
  • Kevin Clark (AKRS Equipment), Iowa Nebraska Region 
  • Les Olson (Plains Ag Group), North Central Region 
  • Eric Mason (Mason Machinery), Far West Region 
  • Josh Vines (Allegiant Ag & Turf), Deep Southern Region 
  • Steve Hunt (H&R Agri-Power), United Region 
  • Ken Wagner (Heritage Tractor), Western Region 
  • Landis Stankevich (Trochu Motors), Canada Region 
  • Jon Castongia (Castongia Tractor), United Region 

The officer position elections took place at NAEDA’s summer board meeting held in Chicago, Ill.

Committee chair and member appointments also were ratified at this meeting, with appointments made to NAEDA’s Audit & Finance, Human Resources & Governance and Partner Programs committees.

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