Ian Musselman Appointed to CAWA Board of Directors

Ian Musselman Appointed to CAWA Board of Directors

Musselman serves as senior vice president of government affairs for LKQ Corporation.

Ian Musselman of LKQ Corporation has been appointed to CAWA’s Board of Directors.

“I am pleased to announce that Ian is joining the CAWA Board of Directors," said Young Suhr Jr., chair of the board. "He is a welcomed addition to our leadership with his experience and government affairs acumen. I look forward to Ian’s participation and contributions to CAWA in assisting the association in achieving its goals as an effective and valuable automotive care industry organization."

Musselman joined LKQ Corporation and its senior management team in 2019 as senior vice president of government affairs, overseeing the company’s regulatory and policy initiatives around the world, including opening its North American public affairs office in Washington, D.C. He is tasked with managing LKQ’s government affairs strategy, including throughout North America, and oversees external communications as it pertains to policy, manages its association memberships and events, and serves as LKQ’s Political Action Committee treasurer.

Prior to joining LKQ, he served Continental Automotive Group and Continental Tire of the Americas as director of government affairs for North America from 2012 until 2019. In his role as director, Musselman’s responsibilities included the creation Continental’s first government affairs office in Washington, D.C., setting the corporation’s government relations agenda, and implementing this strategy before Congress and the Executive Branch. Musselman formed the state government affairs office of Continental in 2014, working with individual states on growth incentive packages, product development regulation and employment matters.

Prior to joining Continental, Musselman was a principal director at American Continental Group (ACG). Joining the firm in 1999, he provided clients with strategic political and business counsel in issue areas including government oversight, health care/pharmaceutical, Indian affairs, education, nonprofit, appropriations, energy, foreign affairs, transportation and defense.

Musselman currently lives in Maryland with his wife and three children. He earned a bachelor's degree in American studies from Colby College in Waterville, ME.

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