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Global Automakers' State Affairs Team Grows with the Hiring of Josh Pudnos


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WASHINGTON--Nov. 19, 2013: The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) welcomes Josh Pudnos as the newest member of our State lobbying team. As a State Affairs Manager, he will support the Association's 50 state lobbying efforts by working with state legislators, governors, and their staffs on legislative activities that impact Global Automakers and its member companies.

Pudnos joins the team after spending several years working at Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C as Manager of Government Affairs and Communications. During this time, Pudnos provided public policy analysis and political and communications support for his clients in the transportation, infrastructure, energy, and manufacturing sectors.

"Josh's political and educational background combined with his previous work experience make him a great fit for the Association," said Global Automakers' Director of State Affairs Gordon Fry. "We are excited to have him join our team."

Pudnos is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Political Science and History. He also holds a Masters in Political Management from the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management.

The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans' quality of life.