ADOMA History

“Did you know this about ADOMA?”


ADOMA was established in 1956!!

We have Five(5) Active Chapters at this time

  • Bay Area – NorCal
  • Inland Empire – SoCal
  • Los Angeles – SoCal
  • Orange County – SoCal
  • Sacramento – NorCal

Our Past President’s of the Executive Board and our Association include the following:

  • 1994-1996 Mary Smith, Allen Olds-Cadillac-GMC
  • 1996-1998 Laurie Fosdick, Sierra Motor Cars
  • 1998-2000 Elaine Lipton, Mission Hills Nissan
  • 2000-2002 Miriam “Tab” Tabler, Reynolds Buick GMC
  • 2002-2004 Mary Smith, Allen Olds-Cadillac-GMC
  • 2004-2006 Mary Johansen, Power Toyota Irvine
  • 2006-2012 Jane Knight, Lexus of Riverside
  • 2012-2014 Jeanine McEntee, Renick Cadillac Subaru
  • 2014-2016 Nellie Gabourel, Community Chevrolet
  • 2016-2018 Jackie Baker, Kirby Auto Group

Our 1st ADOMA Annual Business Management Conference was in 1976….we are celebrating our 42nd conference this year!

We have held Annual Conferences throughout California including the following cities and areas….

Rancho Mirage, Del Mar, Palm Springs, La Jolla, Oxnard, San Diego, Solvang, Big Bear, Indian Wells, Long Beach on the Queen Mary, Pala Indian Reservation, Ventura Beach, and Lake Arrowhead, and for the very first time, ADOMA has ventured Out-of-State to hold its 2018 Annual Education Conference at South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.

Our 1st ADOMA Annual Vendor Faire began in 2000….we are presenting our 18th conference this year too.


Our 1st ADOMA 1-Day Mini-Conference bringing all of Chapter together…..began in 2008….we are finalizing planning details for our 11th Mini-C for 2018