The podcast of the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) examines recent events in Washington, D.C., and how they impact the auto retail industry. From policy and legislative topics like trade and regulation, to trends in advocacy and social media, Beltway Talk will provide listeners with a regular overview of the political and legislative issues driving America’s auto dealers.
Summer 2021: Dealers Make an Impact
Ashley Burch, AIADA's Senior Manager of Grassroots & Advocacy, joins today's episode to talk advocacy, action, and how dealers can make this a summer of impact in Washington, D.C. She shares important information about the exciting advocacy and social media campaign dealers will join this summer in lieu of a traditional 2021 fly-in, and the cutting-edge tools AIADA will make available to them.
Breaking Down the Walls of Dealer Involvement
Howard Hakes, AIADA's 2019 Chairman and the current Chairman of AFIT-PAC, joins this episode of Beltway Talk to discuss the importance of dealer engagement. Hakes has long been at the forefront of state and federal issues that impact the livelihood of dealers and explains how they can make sure legislators understand the effect their decisions have on dealerships and the communities they serve. Listen in for practical ways to make sure Washington hears from you.
Pandemic Performance Fuels Investor Interest in Dealerships
Erin Kerrigan, Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisor to auto dealers in the U.S. joins BeltwayTalk to discuss the disruption year of 2020, it's impact on the dealership buy-sell market, and the "once in a lifetime" valuations she sees for dealers today. Armed with her latest Blue Sky Report, Erin offers valuable insight for dealers wanting to learn more about acquisition trends and how their business is valued today.
How Toyota Turned Dealers into Digital Storytellers
Rebecca Steele, Director of Emerging Technology Policy at Toyota North America, oversees digital advocacy for the automaker. In today's episode she discusses how she was able to help Toyota pivot to an all-digital advocacy force in 2020 and how she plans to maintain that momentum into 2021.
Charlie Chesbrough’s Spring Sales Round Up
In today's episode, Cox Automotive’s Charlie Chesbrough offers listeners an overview of the 1st quarter of 2021, and some idea of what the rest of the year holds for the auto retail industry. Charlie touches on what he sees happening in the EV market, why he anticipates the second half of the year will be a busy one, and what dealers and consumers can expect in terms of supply. This is a must-listen episode for anyone wanting a big-picture view of auto retail sales.
Hyundai’s Rob Hood on Policy, Innovation, and the Opportunities of 2021
Rob Hood, Hyundai's Vice President of Government Affairs, joins Beltway Talk to discuss his background as a Washington veteran and what he brings to his position with Hyundai. With over 30 years of experience across the government and private sectors, Hood tells dealers about the policies on his radar this year with new leadership in Washington, as well as the biggest challenges he encountered while joining Hyundai's D.C. office in the middle of a pandemic.
Great New Podcast
Really enjoyed the perspective. The perfect cross-section for cars and politics.