Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company created the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) to promote the unique and significant economic contribution of the U.S.-based auto companies to the American economy and to advocate for an American Manufacturing Initiative. The new organization is an expansion of the three companies’ productive work together as members of the Automotive Trade Policy Council on international trade and economic policies. Together, these three auto companies represent innovation, research and technology development that can drive America’s economic leadership in a new century.
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 announcing Governor Blunt as the new AAPC president, the three member companies, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company, cited his leadership 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.
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Charles D. Uthus
Vice President for International Policy
Vice President for Domestic Policy
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