AIADA Hires New Senior Grassroots and Advocacy Manager

Ashley Burch will oversee member advocacy and grassroots initiatives

Alexandria, VA March 15, 2017 — The American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA) today announced the addition of Ashley Burch as its senior advocacy and grassroots manager. In this role, Burch will be responsible for maintaining and growing relationships between AIADA members and their legislators, managing the association’s annual Auto Summit, and representing the organization on Capitol Hill.

“Ashley’s experience running political programs and connecting members with the legislative process is what AIADA needs as we look to build our grassroots operation,” said AIADA president Cody Lusk. “I am happy to welcome her to our team and look forward to expanding our members’ advocacy footprint on Capitol Hill.”

Prior to joining AIADA, Burch was the director of political programs for the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). Burch joined IDFA in 2006 and was responsible for the daily management of the organization’s political action committee (PAC), grassroots network, and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities.

She also served as the main architect behind the annual fly-in, Advocacy Days, and annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party. Prior to joining IDFA, Burch worked for the American Hotel and Lodging Association and also has experience working for the National Propane Gas Association.

Burch holds a B.A. degree in international affairs, with a concentration in international politics, from The George Washington University. She lives with her husband in Alexandria, Virginia.

AIADA’s grassroots programs encompass a variety of initiatives that help America’s international nameplate dealers advocate before the federal government on the issues that matter most to their brands, businesses, and employees. For more on AIADA and its grassroots programs,


Established in 1970, AIADA is and continues to be the only association whose sole purpose is to represent America’s international nameplate automobile franchises that sell and service the following brands: Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Scion, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. These retailers have a positive economic impact both nationally and in the local communities they serve, providing more than 500,000 American jobs. Visit AIADA online at

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