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



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 […]




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 […]




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 […]




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