February 26, 2024 Press Release

Alliance for Automotive Innovation Names Sarah Puro Vice President, Safety and Technology Policy

Senior NTSB advisor, Congressional budget analyst and longtime Capitol Hill staffer will develop automotive safety and tech policy agenda


WASHINGTON, DC – Alliance for Automotive Innovation today announced Sarah Puro as Vice President, Safety and Technology Policy, effective immediately.

Puro will oversee the association’s safety and technology portfolio and drive policy development and advocacy strategy on behalf of the automotive industry in Washington, D.C. and state capitals.

Puro joins Alliance for Automotive Innovation from the National Transportation Safety Board where they served as a senior advisor to Chair Jennifer Homendy. NTSB investigates approximately 2,500 transportation accidents annually.

Earlier, Puro held senior policy roles at the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations (Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee) and as a principal analyst at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office where they made budget projections on $130 billion in transportation spending (including the Highway Trust Fund) and $48 billion in infrastructure spending in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Puro earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Macalester College and a Master of Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

John Bozzella, president and CEO of Alliance for Automotive Innovation, said: “Automakers are testing, developing and integrating breakthrough safety technologies to help save lives and prevent injuries. This work requires thoughtful policies and regular communication with policymakers and regulators. Sarah’s got the perfect background for this critical work.”

Sarah Puro said: “I look forward to continuing to pursue my deep commitment to making transportation safe. The auto industry and government can work together in partnership to help make our roads safer for all.”

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Sarah Puro (They/Them)
Vice President, Safety and Technology Policy
Alliance for Automotive Innovation