If you haven’t felt overwhelmed by politics this summer, then you must be either a talking head on cable television or running for office. We are overcome with wall-to-wall convention coverage, hourly polling updates, and breathless reporting of campaign minutiae, and it’s only August. On the plus side, we’re about to be inundated with something much more exciting on our television screens: the Olympics.
On Tuesday, I watched live as Donald Trump, presumptive Republican nominee for president, gave a fiery speech laying out his trade agenda. He spoke at an aluminum plant in Western Pennsylvania, where his colorful take on the international marketplace (“NAFTA was the worst trade deal in history”) was well-received.
Earlier in May, dealers, ATAEs, and manufacturers from around the country gathered in Washington, D.C., for AIADA’s 10th Annual International Auto Industry Summit. Attendees were treated to an all-star lineup of speakers including Gen. Stan McChrystal, political analyst Stu Rothenberg, and chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee Rep. Jeb Hensarling.
Last week, I had the privilege of addressing AIADA’s dealer members in Las Vegas during our 46th Annual Meeting and Luncheon. While I took over the Chairman’s post from 2015 Chairman Bradley Hoffman this past February, AIADA’s meeting was my first opportunity to address all of you and share my vision for the year ahead.
I recently took the reins of AIADA as its 2016 Chairman. This year is an especially big one for international dealers, and I’m excited about the opportunities we have to build on our industry’s success in the U.S. in the months ahead.
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