TIADA CONFERENCE & EXPO
2021 TIADA Expo Speaker
National Dealer Panel Discussion
Stuart Landsverk (AZ), Mark Waida (CO) and Donald Sullivan (VA)
Tuesday, July 27th, 9:00 a.m.
Stuart Landsverk – Arizona Car Sales (Meza, AZ)
Stuart Landsverk is a veteran of the automotive industry since the 1980s, having started in his family’s dealership in the Midwest as a teenager and worked his way through both the automotive and auto finance business. He is currently dealer principal of Arizona Car Sales and managing partner of Phoenix Auto Finance and a 2-time CarGurus Top Rated Auto Dealer award winner for sales transparency and customer service with an A+ rating from the Arizona Better Business Bureau.
Mark Weida – Street Smart Auto Brokers (Colorado Springs, CO)
Mark began selling cars in the late 80s while trying to apply for graduate school. After 8 months he became a sales manager and gave up the idea of getting an MBA. By the time he was 29 he became the General Manager of a two-franchise dealership. In late 2006, he resigned from his GM position with a dealer group and began wholesaling cars. 4 years later he opened his own independent dealership. Mark now has two sales rooftops as well as a growing service/reconditioning location. He is the current President of the Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association and serves on two boards for NIADA.
Donald Sullivan – Sullivan Auto Trading (Fredericksburg, VA)
Donald Sullivan Jr, a Virginia native, is a second-generation car dealer. Always intrigued with his father’s work ethic and dedication to his family, Donald decided to follow him into the automotive industry. From an early age he was saturated with the car business and surrounded by some of the best talent in it. He has a passion for the auto industry, his family, and his love for Jesus Christ. Before he started his professional career, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Later in his career he completed his Master of Business Administration from Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Donald is also NIADA certified Master Dealer. He has served his local VIADA district in the capacity of Vice President, President, and Chairman of the board. He currently serves the VIADA state board as the active treasurer. He is currently a Council member of the board and trustee of his local church. Donald married his high school sweetheart Kaitlin Sullivan, and they live in Fredericksburg, VA where they raise their four children. Donald is the President, General Manager, and Dealer Operator of Sullivan Auto Trading, a preowned car dealership in Fredericksburg, VA.