Who We Are

The Motor Dealer's Association of Alberta (MDA) strives to serve the collective interest of all its members and promote positive relationships with government, industry, suppliers, consumers and media, by offering needed and effective programs and services. Our members include over 90% of Alberta's franchised new vehicle and heavy truck dealerships.

The MDA is a not-for-profit, industry trade association with only two paid staff: Denis Ducharme, President and Denise Desmarais, Executive Assistant. The MDA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from across the Province of Alberta, and an executive committee.

Bob Harms Portrait

Bob Harms - Chairman

President of Harms Automotive Group which owns and operates 7 dealerships and 1 collision center in the Edmonton area representing 9 different brands.


Denis Ducharme

Denise 2

Denise Desmarais
Executive Assistant




2017 - 2018 MDA Board Executive

Chairman: Bob Harms, Londonderry Dodge - Edmonton
Vice Chair: Andrew Robinson, Precision Hyundai - Calgary
2nd Vice Chair: Todd Ducharme, Westlock Motors - Westlock
Past Chair: Darin Schotanus, Universal Ford Lincoln - Calgary
Sr. Past Chair: Garrett Scott, Scott Subaru - Red Deer

2017 - 2018 MDA Board of Directors

Colby Longmate, Windsor Motors - Grande Prairie
Brian Baron, Vegreville Ford - Vegreville
Don Milliken, KIA Cold Lake - Cold Lake
Alan Hunter, Hunter Motors - Athabasca
Chad Zender, Zender Ford - Spruce Grove
Richard Mottershead, Derrick Dodge - Edmonton
Ty Newbigging - Sherwood Nissan - Sherwood Park
Greg Gordon, Rainbow Ford - Rocky Mountain House
Dean Moe, Gary Moe Hyundai - Red Deer
Doug Lubinski, Western Chevrolet Buick GMC - Drumheller
Blake Clark, Cam Clark Ford - Olds
Corry Baum, Stampede Toyota - Calgary
Paul Valentine, Valentine Volvo - Calgary
Luke Davis, Subaru of Lethbridge - Lethbridge
Tim Davis, Davis GMC - Medicine Hat
Greg Stahl, New West Truck Centres - Calgary
Jim Gillespie, Calgary Motor Dealers Association
Eleasha Naso, Edmonton Motor Dealers Association