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.

Chad Zender - Chairman

  • President of Zender Auto Group.
  • Dealer Principal of Zender Ford and Big Rock Dodge.
  • Current Chair of WD-Co Auto.
  • Married, and father of two daughters.
  • Lives in Parkland County where I was born and raised.

Gerald Wood

Denise 2

Denise Kubin
Executive Assistant to Gerald Wood

2020 - 2021 MDA Board Executive

Chad Zender, Zender Ford - Spruce Grove
Vice Chair:
Bently Maitland, Platinum Mitsubishi - Calgary
2nd Vice Chair:
Curtis Compton, Adams Chevrolet Buick GMC - Wetaskiwin
Past Chair:
Todd Ducharme, Westlock Motors – Westlock
Sr. Past Chair:
Andrew Robinson, Precision Hyundai - Calgary

2020 - 2021 MDA Board of Directors

Colby Longmate, Windsor Motors - Grande Prairie
Michael Webb, Webb's Ford - Vermilion
Don Milliken, Kia Cold Lake - Cold Lake
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
Glenn Smaha, Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick - Airdrie
Blake Clark, Cam Clark Ford - Olds
Terry Maddison, Jack Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick - Calgary
Tim Beach, Charlesglen Toyota - Calgary
Glen 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