About AAPC

The American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) represents the common public policy interests of its member companies – FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company.  These three companies are the heart of the industrial base of the United States and an engine of the American industrial economy.  They remain committed to U.S. investment as a key part of growing the American economy and exporting to markets across the globe.  Together, FCA US, Ford and General Motors’ unwavering commitment to innovation, research and technology development, advanced manufacturing and investment in human capital helps drive America’s economic success, solidifying the U.S. as a competitive global leader.

Who We Are

Governor Matt Blunt


Governor Matt Blunt is the President of the American Automotive Policy Council and the former governor of Missouri. He was elected Missouri's 54th governor in 2004, carrying 101 of the state’s 114 counties.

As governor, he erased a $1.1 billion budget deficit, cut taxes, enacted lawsuit reform, fostered a business climate that created over 70,000 new jobs, and increased education funding by $1.2 billion.

In 2011, Governor Blunt was appointed AAPC president by its three member companies.  FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company noted his leadership as governor of one of the U.S.'s top automobile and component producing states.

Prior to his election as governor, Governor Blunt served in the Missouri House of Representatives and as Missouri’s Secretary of State. As Secretary of State, he reformed state election laws and used technology to increase customer convenience while also reducing costs.

Governor Blunt graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in History. Upon leaving active duty in 1998, he remained in the Naval Reserve for nearly ten years and was mobilized for six months after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Governor Blunt and his wife Melanie have two sons, William Branch and Brooks.


Charles D. Uthus

Vice President for International Policy


Robert Engel

Vice President for Domestic Policy


Nicholas Coutsos

Chief of Staff


Teddy Coin

Legal Counsel, Assistant to the President



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