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



Why Dealer Involvement REALLY Matters

In this episode of Beltway Talk, AIADA Chairman Howard Hakes explains why it’s so important for dealers to make an effort to get involved in what’s happening to their businesses on a federal level. “A lot of the people are just, ‘Oh, Howard, you’re taking care of that, appreciate what you’re doing for us.’ I […]




Dealers Respond to 232 Tariff Threat

AIADA Vice President of Public Relations Libby Newman, standing in for regular Beltway Talk host Hannah Oliver, sits down for  a quick interview with AIADA President & CEO Cody Lusk to discuss tariffs, national security, and why dealers need to care about it. With auto imports in the cross hairs, international brand dealers have every […]




Death and Taxes

In this episode of Beltway Talk, Patrick Conner, a partner with Husch Blackwell in St. Louis, MO, breaks down what dealers need to understand about the Estate Tax, and how they can best plan for a future for their business and their families. As a Financial Services & Capital Markets expert, Patrick knows what dealers need when […]




A Conversation with AIADA 2019 Chairman Howard Hakes

We sat down with AIADA’s incoming 2019 Chairman to talk about what’s on his mind, and what challenges and opportunities he sees for international nameplate dealers in the coming year. Howard Hakes, a California dealer who’s always been engaged in politics, gives us the lowdown on trade, regulations, and SEC football.




A Conversation with John Bozzella, President & CEO of Global Automakers

John Bozzella, a veteran auto industry executive, is the President and CEO of Global Automakers since 2014. In this episode of Beltway Talk, John sits down with AIADA’s Hannah Oliver to discuss the challenges facing the auto industry in Washington, D.C., and the important work his association is doing to advance the interests of auto […]




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