NMEDA CEO to Lead Research & Education Foundation

Danny Langfield, CEO of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), is preparing to leave NMEDA for a new position.

In the April-June 2023 issue of Circuit Breaker magazine, NMEDA’s official publication, Langfield told stakeholders that in July, he’ll start as the first Executive Director of the Auto Mobility Research & Education Foundation (AMREF).

The foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit subsidiary of NMEDA.

“Starting this summer, it will be my job to stand up our 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,” Langfield said in the Circuit Breaker story. “As per the current NMEDA three-year strategic plan, the Foundation is expected to issue our first formal report, ‘The State of the Auto Mobility Industry,’ in Q2 of 2024, utilizing anonymous data aggregated from the QAPx and Docutrack administrative systems.”

Langfield added that the report, as well as the presence overall of a research foundation, would provide “Meaningful data for our industry, at last! I cannot wait!”

The three-year strategic plan for the foundation includes developing “new and improved” educational offerings for “allied health professionals.”

“This has been a long time coming, and represents the association’s next step in fortifying our compliance data requirements for adaptive equipment in addition to conversions,” Langfield said.

Langfield formally begins as AMREF’s Executive Director on July 1.

About the Author

Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at [email protected].

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