Vice President, Government Affairs
Rory Heslington joined Autos Drive America as Vice President of Government Affairs in August 2021. In his role, he spearheads the Association’s legislative and policy agenda on a range of issues impacting the automotive manufacturing industry.
Heslington is widely recognized as a trade policy expert. He previously served as International Trade Policy Advisor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance under Chairman Chuck Grassley. Joining the Finance Committee in 2015, Heslington advised on international trade policy that included trade negotiations, supply-chains, e-commerce, and customs. Prior to joining the committee, Rory spent 13 years in the private sector managing market research studies and working for a leadership development training firm.
Rory earned his M.B.A. from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Political Science and International Relations from Utah Valley University.