Nicholas Coutsos Joins AAPC as Chief of Staff

For Immediate Release:
December 8, 2014
Contact: Colin Dunn
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Nicholas Coutsos Joins AAPC as Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nicholas Coutsos, recognized on Capitol Hill and by members in both parties as a top legislative manager and counselor, has joined the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) as Chief of Staff.

The American Automotive Policy Council represents the public policy interests of its members, Chrysler, Ford and GM, and has been a leading voice on major trade issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Prior to joining AAPC, Coutsos was Acting Chief of Staff for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He also served as Associate Administrator for the SBA and as counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Coutsos has advised high-profile leaders such as SBA Administrators Mills and Contreras-Sweet, as well as former Senate Committee Chairman John Kerry. Coutsos holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a B.A. from Kalamazoo College.

AAPC President Governor Matt Blunt believes the addition of Coutsos will bring key leadership and Congressional experience to AAPC at a critical time in trade negotiations.

“We’re very excited to have Nick join our team at AAPC,” Governor Blunt said. “He has built a reputation for effective management of large, fast-paced organizations. Nick’s extensive experience on Capitol Hill and in the Administration will be important assets to AAPC as we continue working towards 21st century trade agreements that level the playing field for U.S. manufacturers while also highlighting the American auto industry’s unique and significant contributions to the economy.”

The American Automotive Policy Council, Inc. (AAPC) is a Washington, D.C. association that represents the common public policy interests of its member companies Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company.