MCLEAN, Va. — NADA Academy named Camron Wilson as senior consultant of OEM and Allied Educational Solutions, a new position tasked with expanding collaboration with OEMs, allied industries and dealership staffs through online and instructor-led training.
Among Wilson’s key duties is to ensure existing OEM and allied customers receive the training that meets their individual needs, as well as to reach out to new prospects. She will also continuously evaluate opportunities for Academy to adapt and enhance its programs based on customer feedback and changing market conditions.
Wilson brings nearly 15 years of relevant auto industry experience to her new NADA position, including 10 with Ford Motor Company, where she worked in the Sales, Service, Marketing and Franchising departments. Her regional office covered more than 200 dealerships.
“My work with Ford gave me a strong understanding of operations throughout the dealership, as well as the OEM and allied integral role working with individual dealerships,” Wilson said.
“In the Franchising Department, I gained a strong appreciation for NADA’s Academy by seeing how much better prepared dealer candidates became after completing it, and I’m especially pleased now to be part of the Academy team,” she added.
Most recently, Wilson worked for an automotive marketing company, which helped to hone her presentation skills and gave her an opportunity to interact with all auto manufacturers.
“As we expand our OEM and allied industry training programs, Camron is uniquely qualified to lead that effort, and we’re thrilled to have her onboard,” said Allen Phibbs, director of the Academy.
The expanded OEM and Allied Industry Training Program will include instructor-led training focused on such areas as understating financial statements, parts management, service management, new-vehicle sales management and used-vehicle sales management.
Supplemental online training is included in the following areas: dealer/executive, human resources, Internet and marketing, sales, service, parts, business office and F&I, body shop, and legal and regulatory.