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Christina Perez Comes on Board to Boost Association’s Advocacy and PAC Efforts

Arlington, Texas (Jan. 19, 2022) – The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association has bolstered its government advocacy with the addition of Christina Perez as director of government affairs.

Perez joins vice president of government affairs Brett Scott in advancing the association’s engagement with federal legislators and regulators. She will also be heavily involved in NIADA’s political action committee (NIADA-PAC).

“NIADA continues to expand our footprint in Washington D.C. by bringing on top talent that will ensure NIADA is the authoritative voice for the used car industry,” Scott said.

“Christina brings a wealth of knowledge in both PACs and government affairs, and her experience will be an excellent addition to our team.”

Perez, who is based in Washington, comes to NIADA with experience on Capitol Hill, having served as a staff assistant for Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.) and interned for Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.).

She also has extensive experience in government affairs, public affairs and project management with the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, Outdoor Industry Association, Cruise Lines International Association, Asian American Hotel Owners Association and UPS.

“I am very excited to be joining NIADA’s growing government affairs practice,” Perez said. “I look forward to representing the voice of the used car industry in Washington D.C.”

Perez is an active member of Women in Government Relations, serving as co-chair of the PACs, Politics and Grassroots task force and a member of the Personal and Professional Development Committee. She holds a B.A. in political science from Davidson College, an M.A. in communication from John Hopkins University and a certificate in PAC and grassroots management from the Public Affairs Council.


The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) is among the nation’s largest trade associations, representing the used motor vehicle industry comprised of some 40,000 licensed used car dealers. Since 1946, NIADA has represented the voice and interests of used car dealers at the federal level in Washington D.C. Coupled with its state association network across the country, NIADA’s grass-roots framework provides a dual layer of advocacy unmatched in the used motor vehicle industry. For more than 75 years, NIADA has engineered programs and leveraged technology to fulfill its mission to advance, educate and promote the independent used car dealer. NIADA members subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics of duty, honor and integrity, and believe in the advancement of small business in support of the free-market system. More information about NIADA programs and educational opportunities is available at