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



A Conversation With Volkswagen’s Only Registered Lobbyist

Anna Schneider, Senior Vice President, Industry-Government Relations at Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., has a lot to say in this episode of Beltway Talk. Along with host Hannah Oliver, Anna covers everything from what it’s like to work for a German company, how dealers can push back against a tariff threat, and what her goals […]




January Auto Sales Review with Cox’s Charlie Chesbrough

Cox Automotive’s Charlie Chesbrough joins AIADA’s Beltway Talk podcast for his monthly round up of auto industry sales figures. In this episode, find out why more and more manufacturers are moving to a quarterly reporting pattern, why Toyota should be feeling good, and more.




Ready for a Challenge: Honda’s VP of Government Relations Looks Ahead

Jennifer Thomas took over as Honda’s Vice President of Government and Industry Relations for Honda North America, Inc. in June. In her new position she oversees the company’s legislative affairs, advocacy, and public policy efforts for state and federal matters. In this podcast, Jennifer discusses Honda’s work inside the beltway, the important role dealers play […]




A Look Back at 2019 with AIADA Chairman Howard Hakes

Join 2019 AIADA Chairman Howard Hakes as he takes a look back at the ups and downs of his year as chairman, and what he sees as the challenges awaiting dealers in Washington, D.C., in 2020. Howard discusses trade, tariffs, and how vital dealer involvement has been to protecting dealer interests on Capitol Hill.




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