The Alliance for Automotive Innovation has employed Garrick Francis, a public coverage veteran, as vice chairman of federal affairs.
Francis will lead the alliance’s federal affairs staff, which incorporates Senior Director John Ohly and Director Jared Eichhorn — each of whom have been with the group because it was fashioned in January. He’ll start the brand new place at first of 2021, the auto lobbying group stated Wednesday.
“Given the fast tempo of innovation, it’s extra vital than ever for federal insurance policies, guidelines and pointers to align and provide clear security, gas and know-how requirements,” Francis stated in a press release. “These are key for the success of the business’s long-term development, analysis, and improvement for years to return.”
Francis joins the alliance from railroad big CSX Transportation, the place he was head of federal affairs. He additionally served as director and assistant vice chairman of federal affairs for the corporate.
“Garrick’s expertise and powerful relationships in Washington and the transportation sector can be a worthwhile asset to our advocacy and schooling efforts all through the coverage setting,” CEO John Bozzella stated within the assertion. “The business welcomes his contemporary perspective and management in telling our story throughout this era of fast innovation.”