Ben Tesfazghi

Director, Federal Affairs

Ben joined the Auto Innovators in July 2022 as a part of the Federal Affairs team to support the association’s federal advocacy work, particularly around transportation automation, safety and electrification. Most recently, he was Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) where he worked with Congress and policymakers on behalf of franchised automotive and truck dealers. Earlier in his career, he served in advocacy roles at the Renewable Fuels Association, Total Healthcare Solutions and Ballard Spahr LLP and worked for the House Committee on Homeland Security and American Express. Ben received Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and homeland security from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).