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Autos Drive America Expands Team

January 5, 2023

Beth Schoenbach to Lead Association’s Communications Efforts 


WASHINGTON, D.C.Autos Drive America is strengthening its team to support the Association’s growing advocacy efforts with the announcement of a new head of communications. Beth Schoenbach has been named Vice President of Communications.

“Beth is a seasoned communicator with a wealth of experience working on Capitol Hill and for global companies,” said Jennifer Safavian, president and CEO of Autos Drive America. “She has tremendous knowledge of the transportation industry as a whole and will be a great asset to the association and our members going forward. Autos Drive America is thrilled to welcome Beth to the team.”

Prior to joining Autos Drive America, Beth was a Director at Golin, a global public relations firm. Beth previously served as Communications Director for Rep. Peter DeFazio, the former Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where she led communications efforts for the Congressman on issues including trade, manufacturing, and workforce development. Beth has a Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications from Georgetown University and holds a B.A. in Government from Skidmore College.

Beth will spearhead communications strategy for the Association. Autos Drive America’s mission is to strengthen the U.S. automotive industry by advocating for trade and investment policies that expand jobs, trade, and economic growth in America.




About Autos Drive America

Autos Drive America represents the U.S. operations of international automakers. Membership is open to motor vehicle manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and likeminded trade associations that share the goal of growing the U.S. economy through trade. We represent an industry that has invested over $100 billion in U.S. operations, produce almost half of all vehicles made in America and support nearly 2.3 million U.S. jobs. Learn more at

Contact:  Beth Schoenbach

Phone: 202.650.5560 |