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25 minutes | 12 days ago
Georgia’s On Her Mind
Following our eventful 2020 election cycle, AIADA’s Vice President of Government Relations calls into the Beltway Talk studio to discuss the results. D.C. veteran Rachel Robinson breaks down the surprises she saw in the House, what remains to be decided in the Senate, and how the outcome of the presidential race could impact auto dealers. With all eyes on Georgia, Robinson, a Peach State native, walks you through the ins and out of our political landscape and gives you an insider’s perspective of what the next four years may hold.
18 minutes | a month ago
Q&A With NAMAD’s Damon Lester
Damon Lester, president of The National Association of Minority Auto Dealers (NAMAD), joins Beltway Talk to discuss his organization’s mission, the challenges they face, and his vision for a more inclusive auto retail industry. NAMAD celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and looks forward to many more decades of advocating for its members.
13 minutes | 3 months ago
An Interview with the Interviewer
Audrey LaForest, Automotive News’ government and lobbying reporter, takes a turn in the hot seat to tell listeners what it’s like to cover the auto industry through a political lens. LaForest, who started her position in February, has reported on COVID-19 relief efforts, the new USMCA agreement, and a variety of regulatory issues impacting dealers. In this episode of BeltwayTalk , she talks about these topics and more – including her plans to move to D.C. and why she may already be driving her dream car.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
Mid-Year Dealer Review with Cody Lusk
AIADA President and CEO Cody Lusk joins this episode of Beltway Talk to discuss AIADA’s recent work on behalf of dealers this summer, why he’s encouraged at how dealers are forging ahead and serving their communities in the midst of a pandemic, and what he sees through the rest of 2020.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Introducing Autos Drive America
Capitol Hill veteran Jennifer Safavian is leading a new association dedicated to international automaker operations in the U.S. In this episode of Beltway Talk, Jennifer answers our questions about Autos Drive America – and explains what’s driving her to ensure that the international nameplate industry is fairly represented in Washington, D.C.
20 minutes | 5 months ago
Charlie Chesbrough’s Sales Round Up
In today’s Beltway Talk, Cox Automotive’s Charlie Chesbrough gives listeners an overview of 2020’s second quarter auto sales. He touches on a number of subjects, including segment winners and losers for the year to date, what brands are best equipped to weather the recovery ahead, and how inventory constraints could impact sales for the remaining of 2020. For dealers wondering if the worst is behind us, and what lies ahead, this is a must-listen episode.
35 minutes | 6 months ago
AIADA Chairman Jason Courter on Selling Cars Amidst a Pandemic
In this episode of Beltway Talk, Washington State Honda dealer and AIADA Chairman Jason Courter discusses what it’s like operating a dealership at ground zero for COVID-19 in the United States. Listen to find out how he is tackling new restrictions on his stores, protecting his employees and customers, and keeping AIADA focused on its core mission in Washington, D.C.
12 minutes | 6 months ago
Q&A With Subaru’s D.C. Chief
Joanna Foust is North American Subaru’s Vice President – Government Relations and a veteran of D.C.’s automotive universe. In this episode of Beltway Talk, Joanna explains why she considers herself both a lobbyist and an educator, what Subaru is doing to move it’s mission forward in D.C., and how she sees the remainder of 2020 unfolding for the automaker and it’s retailers.
18 minutes | 7 months ago
AIADA CEO: Industry Must Band Together
AIADA President and CEO Cody Lusk joins the Beltway Talk podcast to discuss the auto industry’s response to COVID-19, the relief coming from Congress, and what could, and should, happen next. It’s been an eventful few weeks in Washington, D.C., and Cody takes us through what has taken place to date and how the federal government and the auto retail industry might intersect in the coming months.
29 minutes | 7 months ago
Where Does the Dealership Buy-Sell Market Stand Today?
Broadcasting from her home, Beltway Talk host Hannah Oliver discusses the 2020 outlook for the dealership buy-sell market with guest Erin Kerrigan, Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisor to auto dealers in the U.S. Armed with her latest Blue Sky Report, Kerrigan covers how dealership transactions performed in 2019, the challenges dealers face today, and her outlook for the months to come – including what brands and stores can best expect to weather the COVID-19 storm. After listening, if you have questions for Erin, please contact her here: email@example.com.
20 minutes | 9 months ago
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 are for VW in the New Year. With more than 25 years of auto industry experience, Anna knows the ins and outs of D.C.’s lobbying scene and has a wealth of experience to share.
11 minutes | 10 months ago
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.
17 minutes | 10 months ago
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 in advancing business-friendly policies, and why she believes it’s true: you meet the nicest people on a Honda.
18 minutes | a year ago
AIADA’s Year-End Sales Review with Cox Automotive’s Charlie Chesbrough
In this episode, Cox Automotive’s Charlie Chesbrough gives Beltway Talk listeners an overview of 2019 auto sales and a preview of what they can expect to see in 2020. Join us as we find out how car sales matched up against trucks, which luxury automakers saw a profitable December, and how Nissan’s results were impacted by a global scandal.
11 minutes | a year ago
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.
12 minutes | a year ago
November Auto Sales Review with Cox Automotive’s Charlie Chesbrough
Cox Automotive’s Charlie Chesbrough is joining AIADA’s Beltway Talk podcast for his monthly round up of auto industry sales figures. In this episode, find out who is up and who is down in the U.S. auto market, as well as how incentives are playing a role, where fleet sales stand, and why dealers should be optimistic heading into the final weeks of 2019.
17 minutes | a year ago
Q&A With Toyota’s Director of Public Policy Communications
In this latest Beltway Talk we take the opportunity to pick the brain of Ed Lewis, Director of Public Policy Communications at Toyota. Ed gives us an update on Toyota’s activity in Washington, D.C., and discusses trade, fuel regulations, and why Toyota’s dealers are so critical to their mission as a company.
13 minutes | a year ago
Special Report: October Auto Sales Analysis
Charlie Chesbrough, Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights for Cox Automotive, is back with his reoccurring series of Beltway Talk podcasts analyzing the most recent monthly auto sales reports. In today’s episode, Charlie gives us an overview of October’s numbers, explains why the sales pace may be slowing, and discusses what role incentives played in last month’s results.
15 minutes | a year ago
Special Report: September Auto Sales Analysis
Charlie Chesbrough, Senior Economist and Senior Director of Industry Insights for Cox Automotive, is back with his reoccurring series of Beltway Talk podcasts analyzing the most recent monthly auto sales reports. In today’s episode, Charlie gives us an overview of September’s generally positive numbers, talks about some dark clouds on the horizons, and explains why luxury car makers could be feeling nervous.
23 minutes | a year ago
The Dealership Buy-Sell Market
On Today’s podcast we sit down with Erin Kerrigan, Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisor and thought partner to auto dealers in the US. In the last five years, the firm has sold 79 dealerships, including five of the Top 100 Dealership Groups, representing over $1.5 billion in client sales proceeds – more than any other firm in the industry. Erin shares with us her latest Blue Sky Report, an overview of the current state of the buy-sell market, and her outlook for the months to come – including what big-picture issues could impact dealership values. After listening, if you have questions for Erin, please contact her here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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