Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

April 19 - 22, 2024

Join OADA for the 89th Annual Convention at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, April 19 - 22, 2024.  The OADA Convention is a can’t miss event with four days & three nights of a one of a kind Sandestin, Florida experience. The weekend will be full of networking, education & friendship renewals!

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2024 Convention Information


If you have any questions please reach out to Kelly Danison at kdanison@oada.com, 614.923.2228. 

Convention Speakers

Mike Stanton

Mike Stanton

Mike Stanton became NADA’s president & CEO on January 1, 2021. He previously served as NADA’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.  Stanton has represented NADA and dealer interests for over 20 years in roles with the Industry Affairs Department and the NADA Used Car Guide.  Stanton received a bachelor’s degree in political science from James Madison University and a MBA from Virginia Tech. 

He is married to Kelly and they have three children.

Kevin Tynan- 2023 Convention Speaker

Kevin Tynan

Kevin Tynan is the Global Director of Automotive Research for Bloomberg Intelligence since 2009. With more than 20 years of investment research experience, Mr. Tynan began his career as an equity analyst at Argus Research, covering the global automotive, auto parts and auto retailers industries. As a senior analyst, the "Financial Times/StarMine" ranked Mr. Tynan the top stock picker for the automobile parts segment in 2007. He was the No. 2 ranked automobile manufacturing sector stock picker according to "Forbes/StarMine" in 2004 and again in 2005. Mr. Tynan graduated from Saint Anselm College with a BS in business economics and is a member of the college's Athletic Hall of Fame. He received an MBA in finance from St. John's University.

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Melanie Webber

Melanie Webber is a partner in the firm’s Cleveland office and serves as chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative and Leadership Council. She represents and advises clients in all aspects of HR, employment and labor relations matters, including FMLA, ADA, FLSA and NLRA compliance, leaves of absence, terminations, severance agreements, reductions-in-force, wage-hour and employment practices audits, and supervisor and manager training.

Over her career, she has represented and advised many employers on traditional labor issues and has significant experience guiding clients during union organizing campaigns, including helping her clients with union awareness by identifying workplace issues and creating strategies to effectively address them. 

Melanie also has defended non-union and unionized employers in unfair labor practice and representation election proceedings before numerous NLRB regions across the country. She also has experience in handling grievance arbitrations and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Melanie believes in developing positive, proactive employee relations programs (including employee engagement surveys) with her clients and can guide them through employment practices, HR and wage-hour audits.  

In addition, she helps clients develop practical and lawful personnel policies and procedures and provides them with valuable insight regarding potential HR issues throughout the employment life cycle.  

An engaging speaker, Melanie frequently conducts supervisor and management trainings for employers, as well as presentations to her peers, on a variety of employment law issues, including maintaining union-free status, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), harassment prevention, and managing employees under a union contract.

Before practicing law, Melanie worked in human resources management at two Northeast Ohio area manufacturing companies.

Chad Williams

Chad Williams

Serving his country proudly through multiple deployments on SEAL Teams One and Seven Chad Williams continues to hone the technical skills, tactical proficiency and attention to detail that our nation's best warriors adhere to. Today Chad is a bestselling author of his book, SEAL of God, a frequent guest on major news networks, and in-demand keynote speaker. Drawing from his experiences as a Navy SEAL, Chad communicates a contagious SEAL Team mindset steeped in purpose, determination, leadership, teamwork, innovation and overcoming adversity. From the battlefield to business audiences are left will a deepened understanding of how to apply the timeless SEAL Team principles across all modalities of life.