BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association (ACA) has hired Lisa Foshee as senior vice president, government affairs and general counsel.
Foshee, who moves to the ACA from AT&T Inc., will provide leadership and direction for the association's federal and state legislative and regulatory efforts, the ACA said.
These efforts include educating legislators on issues of importance to ACA members; building grassroots support among members and consumers for the association's legislative and regulatory objectives; informing and updating members on regulatory and legislative developments important to their business; and assisting members with federal, state and local law compliance.
"We are thrilled to have Lisa join the Auto Care team as we enter a new era of representation of our industry's legislative and regulatory issues," ACA President and CEO Bill Hanvey said.
"The integration of vehicle technology and policy is integral to our industry's success, and Lisa's strong legal background and expertise in regulatory affairs and litigation will serve our members well in our ongoing fight for the right to repair as well as future technologies that will affect our industry at all levels. Lisa has proven experience in collaboration, team building and policy which are traits that will serve the industry well."
At AT&T, Foshee represented that company's Internet of Things group. Foshee was the first lawyer for the Internet of Things group and helped the team pioneer wireless connectivity in the connected car space from 3G vehicles through the initial deployment of 5G networks, the association said.
She has worked with automotive OEMs around the world to support the growth of their emerging technologies. Additionally, Foshee advised the company on antitrust and regulatory matters. Earlier in her career, Foshee worked in private practice as a corporate litigator.