GABC Board of Directors : Lee Godown
General Motors Lee Godown
Lee Godown joined the Global Public Policy staff of General Motors in January of 2010, and is based in their Washington, DC office on Capitol Hill.
career at GM monitoring and impacting U.S. federal government legislative, regulatory and other executive branch policies relative to GM's interests.
Godown was promoted in June of 2012 to his current position, where he oversees government relations activities in GM's four, global regions - again focusing on the impact that legislation and regulation has upon GM's global footprint and business plan.
Most recently, Godown was appointed Acting Vice President Government Relations, General Motors Europe to assist in the restructuring of government relations activities surrounding GM's Opel Vauxhall brand.
Godown is a member of numerous international business professional organizations.
In February of 2007, Godown joined Public Strategies, Inc.
As a managing director in the firm's Washington, DC office, he led PSI's government relations practice group, and provided its clients with government relations and crisis management services.
clients with strategic counsel, advice and tactical solutions focusing on their needs in both the government and private sector spheres.
He joined Public Strategies with more than 30 years of experience in Washington, DC.
He served 27 years on Capitol Hill, and has also been a lobbyist for a professional medical organization on both the national and state levels.
Godown's Washington experience encompasses numerous roles - as a Congressional chief of staff, committee staff director, an association executive, lobbyist, coalition-builder and political advisor - but his primary role has been as a legislative, regulatory and political strategist.
From 1997 to early 2007, he served as chief of staff to U.S.
Assisting Sanchez in her work on the Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, Godown was instrumental in her appointment as the second-ranking member on the Homeland Security Committee.
Earlier, Godown was the Washington lobbyist for the American College of Emergency Physicians.
After a year in that role, he moved to the organization's headquarters in Dallas to become director of chapter and state relations.
Beginning in 1983, Godown
spent 12 years on the staff of U.S.
Godown served on the advance staff of the Gephardt for President campaign in 1988, and has assisted in other White House advance capacities.
He is a contributing author to Congress and Public Policy (Dorsey Press, 1982) and is the author of 26 legislative reports to the House of Representatives.
He is a graduate of California State University at Pomona, and he has taught at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.
is married and has two sons and a daughter.