General Manager, State Affairs
Volkswagen of America, Inc. - Herndon, VA

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Primary Location


United States-Virginia-Herndon


Assure that VWoA & other VW AG units are informed about state government actions that affect the Company’s business.

Affect the outcome of public policy processes before the state legislative & executive branches of government, at the federal & state levels institute policy changes.

Build positive relations with state governmental officials & institutions as well as outside organizations involved in the formation of public policy.

Analyze & explain impacts of state legislative & regulatory developments, including effective interaction with technical staff at headquarters & Wolfsburg.

Draft & disseminate internal analyses & reports regarding policy developments.

Draft statements of corporate positions on policy issues including memoranda, fact sheets & comments for legislative hearing & administrative proceedings.

Present company positions in meetings with state government officials, & draft proposed legislative & regulatory language.

Establish & maintain communications with government representatives, industry representatives & representatives of other entities involved in development of policy.

Monitor policy developments in areas of franchise, intellectual property, trade, energy, commerce & economic policy that could affect the company’s interests.

Participate in the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers & its various committees, national governors’ associations as well as other trade organization meetings related to the above matters.



10 years of proven success either as a state lobbyist or member of a legislator’s staff

Capable of becoming registered as a lobbyist & if an attorney, must be a member in good standing of a State Bar Association


Established relationship with Governors Associations, state legislators, NCSL, and other state organizations involved in formulating public policy

Masters Degree in Public Affairs or Law Degree

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