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Vice President, Global Government...

Local Address: Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States
General Motors Corp.
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48265
United States

Company Description: General Motors Corporation (GM) is engaged in the worldwide development, production and marketing of cars, trucks and parts. The Company develops, manufactures and...   more

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  • California State University at Pomona
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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. He began his 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.
His earlier work 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. Godown provided his 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. He is married and has two sons and a daughter.
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Herbie Hancock, Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and Lee Godown, Vice President of Global Government Relations of GM Cadillac announce Melissa Aldana (center), as the first place winner of the 2013 International Jazz Saxophone Competition
Lee Godown, Vice President of Global Government Relations of GM Cadillac, presenting the $25,000 scholarship to Melissa Aldana, first place winner of the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition
Democratic Hill Veterans Join Public Strategies, Inc., 20 Feb 2007 [cached]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Strategies, Inc. today announced Lee Godown has joined the public affairs firm.Godown, a longtime chief of staff and political advisor to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez of California, will be a managing director for government relations in Public Strategies' Washington, D.C. office. Godown brings more than 27 years of political and government affairs experience to his new position.Godown has worked in several capacities in Washington, including a congressional chief of staff, an association executive, lobbyist, coalition manager and political advisor.Most recently, as chief of staff to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, a ranking member of both the House Armed Services and Homeland Security committees, Godown helped engineer her five tough re-election campaigns.Godown also
An experienced federal lobbyist, Godown championed legislation such as mandatory seat belt and child safety seat use and the Patient Protection Act when he directed the legislative and regulatory program for the American College of Emergency Physicians. "Public Strategies provides me the exciting opportunity to engage in multiple issues and build awareness for them among not only lawmakers, but the public too," said Godown.
"The depth and breadth of experience Lee and Jason have in policy
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