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NADA Names Jonathan Collegio as New Head of Public Affairs
McLEAN, Va., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jonathan
Collegio was named vice president of public affairs for the National
Automobile Dealers Association. Collegio will report to NADA President
Peter Welch, and is responsible for the organization's communications
and marketing efforts.
"NADA is working to take our communications efforts to the next level,
and hiring Jonathan Collegio to run our public affairs division is a
great step forward," said Welch. "Collegio is one of the sharpest,
most well-regarded and well-connected public affairs and
communications executives in the country, and we are excited to have
him join our team."
Collegio, who was named Public Affairs Executive of the Year by PR
News in 2009, has extensive experience in public affairs spanning both
political and corporate work. He starts at NADA on March 21.
"America's new-car and -truck dealers are the most entrepreneurial and
hard-working business owners in the country," said Collegio. "Their
products keep America moving; their good-paying jobs propel local
economies, and it is an honor to advocate on their behalf."
Since 2010, Collegio has served as communications director for
American Crossroads in Washington, D.C., the largest Republican "Super
PAC." As one of the group's first hires, Collegio built its
communications department and has been one of Washington's most quoted
spokespeople over the last several years.
Collegio previously served as vice president of strategic initiatives
for the National Association of Broadcasters. There, he designed and
implemented the television industry's multiplatform $1.2 billion
digital television (DTV) transition public affairs campaign, and
managed the DTV Transition Coalition of more than 240 organizations
supporting the transition. He later directed grassroots lobbying for
the broadcast radio and television industries.
Earlier in his career, Collegio served as chief spokesman for the U.S.
House Republicans during the 2006 elections, and as deputy chief of
staff for Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), now chairman of the
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
He has worked on dozens of political campaigns at the federal, state
and local levels.
Collegio earned his master's degree in public affairs from Rutgers
University, where he was a graduate fellow at the Eagleton Institute
of Politics. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon
in 1999. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia, with his wife, Rebecca,
and their three children.
About NADA NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck
dealerships with 32,000 domestic and international franchises. For
more information, visit www.nada.org.
SOURCE National Automobile Dealers Association
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