Examining the intersection between Washington politics and the auto retail industry.



Summer 2021: Dealers Make an Impact

Ashley Burch, AIADA’s Senior Manager of Grassroots & Advocacy, joins today’s episode to talk advocacy, action, and how dealers can make this a summer of impact in Washington, D.C. She shares important information about the exciting advocacy and social media campaign dealers will join this summer in lieu of a traditional 2021 fly-in, and the […]




Breaking Down the Walls of Dealer Involvement

Howard Hakes, AIADA’s 2019 Chairman and the current Chairman of AFIT-PAC, joins this episode of Beltway Talk to discuss the importance of dealer engagement. Hakes has long been at the forefront of state and federal issues that impact the livelihood of dealers and explains how they can make sure legislators understand the effect their decisions […]




Pandemic Performance Fuels Investor Interest in Dealerships

Erin Kerrigan, Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisor to auto dealers in the U.S. joins BeltwayTalk to discuss the disruption year of 2020, it’s impact on the dealership buy-sell market, and the “once in a lifetime” valuations she sees for dealers today. Armed with her latest Blue Sky Report, Erin offers valuable […]




How Toyota Turned Dealers into Digital Storytellers

Rebecca Steele, Director of Emerging Technology Policy at Toyota North America, oversees digital advocacy for the automaker. In today’s episode she discusses how she was able to help Toyota pivot to an all-digital advocacy force in 2020 and how she plans to maintain that momentum into 2021.




Charlie Chesbrough’s Spring Sales Round Up

In today’s episode, Cox Automotive’s Charlie Chesbrough offers listeners an overview of the 1st quarter of 2021, and some idea of what the rest of the year holds for the auto retail industry. Charlie touches on what he sees happening in the EV market, why he anticipates the second half of the year will be […]




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