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Speaker Spotlight: Jonathan Collegio

Speaking | Monday, May 7th

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Jonathan Collegio, senior vice president of public affairs for NADA, is responsible for the organization's communications and marketing efforts.

 

Collegio has extensive experience in public affairs spanning both political and corporate work. He was named Public Affairs Executive of the Year by PR News in 2009.

 

Collegio previously served as c

 

ommunications director for American Crossroads in Washington, D.C., the largest Republican "Super PAC." As one of the group's first hires, Collegio built its communications department and has been one of Washington's most quoted spokespeople over the last several years.

 

Prior to that position, Collegio served as vice president of strategic initiatives for the National Association of Broadcasters. There, he designed and implemented the television industry's multi-platform $1.2 billion digital television (DTV) transition public affairs campaign, and managed the DTV Transition Coalition of more than 240 organizations supporting the transition. He later directed grassroots lobbying for the broadcast radio and television industries.

 

Earlier in his career, Collegio served as chief spokesman for the U.S. House Republicans during the 2006 elections, and as deputy chief of staff for Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), who now serves as Chief Deputy Whip in the U.S. House. He has worked on dozens of political campaigns at the federal, state and local levels.

 

Collegio earned his master's degree in public affairs from Rutgers University, where he was a graduate fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon in 1999. He lives in Falls Church, Va., with his wife, Rebecca, and their three children.

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Jonathan is also a native Oregonian and one of his first jobs was on a video shoot for Sid Deboer - back when he had five dealerships. :-)

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