Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association Begins Transition to New Leadership
Johnston, Iowa – The Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA) is beginning a transition
to new leadership. Long time, President/CEO Andy Goodman has announced his retirement from the
organization later this year after 25 years with the organization. “Under Andy’s leadership, INEDA
currently serves 428 dealers through INEDA’s expertise in government affairs and industry relations,
business operations, marketing communications and membership,” said Bob Sinclair, Board President.
“We are excited to move into 2019 with new leadership joining an outstanding group of existing
employees who can continue on the great legacy that Andy has built.”
With Andy Goodman’s retirement, the Board of Directors has hired Mark Hennessey as the new Chief
Operating Officer who will provide leadership, vision, and oversight for the daily operations of INEDA. In
addition, the COO will act as the leader for INEDA staff, directing overall expectations and be
accountable for quality programs and services. “I am honored to join INEDA following Andy’s leadership
that has led the organization to the level it is at today,” said new COO Mark Hennessey. “I look forward
to working with the Board and staff to continue growing the Association throughout the Midwest.”
Scott Beach, Vice Chairman of the Board added, “Over the past decade, INEDA has expanded its
services to provide the tools, resources and expertise to meet members’ needs to be successful,
expand profits and plan for the future. INEDA strives for service excellence every day while adapting to
the ever-changing demands in the agriculture and construction industry. The organization is in excellent
financial and operational shape and is ready to expand services to more equipment dealers. The next
CEO will lead the growth of the organization into the next decade.”
Mark Hennessey was born in Nebraska and grew up in Iowa. He earned his bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration at Iowa State University and bachelor’s degree in Computer Information
Systems at Drake University where he also completed his Masters of Business Administration.
Hennessey most recently worked for Farm Bureau and ARAG Legal Insurance. Mark brings strong
leadership and technology skills to the Association along with extensive experience in growing revenue.
He and his wife reside in Panora, Iowa.
INEDA engaged the Hamilton Group of West Des Moines to assist the Board of Directors in their
Established in 1893, INEDA promotes the general welfare of dealer/members by supporting favorable
legislation and providing various programs and services at reasonable costs. INEDA also owns and
manages the second and third largest indoor farm shows in the United States.