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: Gerald Wood, President and Denise Kubin, Executive Assistant. The MDA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from across the Province of Alberta, and an executive committee.


Bently Maitland
Bently Maitland - Chairman

  • President/Dealer Principal of Platinum Mitsubishi in Calgary
  • Has been a Chartered Accountant/Chartered Professional Accountant since 1985
  • Past Chairman of the Calgary Motor Dealers Association
  • Past Chairman of the Calgary Motor Dealers Charitable Foundation
  • Married, and father of three children
  • Native Calgarian born and raised

Gerald Wood

Denise 2

Denise Kubin
Executive Assistant to Gerald Wood

2021 - 2022 MDA Board Executive

Bently Maitland, Platinum Mitsubishi - Calgary
Vice Chair:
Curtis Compton, Adams Chevrolet Buick GMC - Wetaskiwin
2nd Vice Chair:
Glenn Smaha, Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick - Airdrie
Past Chair:
Chad Zender, Zender Ford - Spruce Grove
Sr. Past Chair:
Todd Ducharme, Westlock Motors - Westlock

2021 - 2022 MDA Board of Directors

Colby Longmate, Windsor Motors - Grande Prairie
Michael Webb, Webb's Ford - Vermilion
Alan Hunter, Hunter Motors - Athabasca
Mark Hicks, Sherwood Ford - Sherwood Park
Bruce Kirkland, Lexus of Edmonton - Edmonton
Doug Airey, Western GMC Buick - Edmonton
Greg Gordon, Rainbow Ford - Rocky Mountain House
Dean Moe, Gary Moe Hyundai - Red Deer
James O'Dwyer, Palliser Chevrolet – Innisfail
Blake Clark, Cam Clark Ford - Olds
Terry Maddison, Jack Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick - Calgary
Tim Beach, Charlesglen Toyota - Calgary
Greg Flom, McFadden Honda - Lethbridge
John McLeod, Big M Ford - Medicine Hat
Greg Stahl, New West Truck Centres - Calgary
Jim Gillespie, Calgary Motor Dealers Association
Eleasha Naso, Edmonton Motor Dealers Association