A CEO transition for the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is underway, as Danny Langfield prepares to move from his current NMEDA role to become Executive Director of NMEDA’s Research Foundation in July.
As the head of the new foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, Langfield will “be charged with overseeing all aspects of the fledgling Research Foundation, including establishing its Board structure, bylaws, budget, mission, vision, and strategic plan, as well as its web and social presence and all branding and marketing collateral,” NMEDA told its membership and automotive mobility stakeholders in an announcement on its Web site.
The foundation’s first report, “The State of the Auto Mobility Industry,” is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2024. NMEDA’s board of directors formed a search committee, led by NMEDA Past Presidents Chad Blake and Sam Cook, to work with a national search firm to fill the CEO position.
“NMEDA has thrived under Danny’s leadership, and we are all grateful for his service,” Blake said. “While it is bittersweet to see his transition out of the NMEDA CEO role, the entire organization is excited about the possibilities of our new research foundation. We are optimistic that we will find the right candidate to lead NMEDA into the next phase of our industry.”