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Lee R. Godown

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Background Information

Employment History

Member, Staff

Global Public Policy


Co-Chair

Green Door


Chief of Staff

Sanchez


Chief of Staff

Union of Concerned Scientists


Vice President, Global Government Relations

General Motors Europe


Managing Director

Public Strategies Inc


Affiliations

German American Business Council

Board Member


Education

California State University at Pomona


Web References(29 Total References)


Speaker Biographies 2013

www.atlanticdialogues.org [cached]

Lee R. Godown, Vice President of Global Government Relations, General Motors
Lee Godown joined the Global Public Policy staff of General Motors (GM) in 2010, and is based in their Washington, DC office. He began his career at GM monitoring and helping shape U.S. federal government legislative, regulatory, and other executive branch policies relative to GM's interests. Mr. Godown was promoted in June 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, Mr. Godown was appointed acting vice president of government relations for General Motors Europe to assist in the restructuring of government relations activities surrounding GM's Opel Vauxhall brand. He is a board member of the German American Business Council and numerous international business professional organizations.


www.greendoor.org

Lee R. Godown
Lee R. Godown Lee Godown has 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. His experience encompasses numerous roles - as a Congressional chief of staff, committee staff director, an association executive, lobbyist, coalition-builder and political advisor. His primary role has been as a legislative, regulatory and political strategist, who is familiar with the workings of numerous governments around the globe. Lee began his career at GM monitoring and impacting U.S. federal government legislative, regulatory and other executive branch policies relative to GM's interests. Today, Lee oversees government relations activities in GM's five, global regions. Lee is a graduate of California State University at Pomona. He is married and has two sons and a daughter.


Board of Directors - Green Door

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Lee R. Godown
Lee Godown has 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. His experience encompasses numerous roles - as a Congressional chief of staff, committee staff director, an association executive, lobbyist, coalition-builder and political advisor. His primary role has been as a legislative, regulatory and political strategist, who is familiar with the workings of numerous governments around the globe. Lee began his career at GM monitoring and impacting U.S. federal government legislative, regulatory and other executive branch policies relative to GM's interests. Today, Lee oversees government relations activities in GM's five, global regions. Lee is a graduate of California State University at Pomona. 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


GABC Board of Directors : Lee Godown

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Lee Godown
GABC Board of Directors : Lee Godown General Motors Lee Godown 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. 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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