Auto Alliance Announces VP Of State Affairs


The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is pleased to announce that Amy Brink will assume the position of Vice President of State Affairs, effective August 8, 2016.  Brink is a veteran automotive lawyer specializing in state legislative and regulatory matters.

“Amy is familiar with the halls of state capitals, both through testifying in hearings and through working side by side with legislators,” said Mitch Bainwol, president and CEO, Auto Alliance. “In addition to her legislative experience, she has a deep knowledge of some of the most complex automotive issues, and she has superb management skills to put that knowledge and experience to work.”

Brink’s career history includes 18 years of political, association management, state government affairs and legal experience. Brink joined the Alliance state affairs department in September 2005 and led advocacy efforts within an 18-state region, concentrating on safety, energy and environmental and commercial matters. Since then, Brink has become a recognized policy leader of retail sales issues like motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements, as well as auto repair concerns.

In January 2009, Brink transitioned to the Alliance legal department as lead counsel and negotiator on all motor vehicle franchise legislation nationwide, as well as taking on compliance responsibilities.

“Growing up in Michigan, the car culture was part of my childhood, and it still is today,” said Brink. “I am drawn to state legislators because of their passion for action to meet the needs of their constituents. At the same time, consistency is important for a complex product like automobiles so one of my priorities will be working together with state legislators to help forge a coherent national policy.”

Prior to joining the Alliance, Brink worked for the National Retail Federation and the International Franchise Association.

Originally from Michigan, Brink earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University in political science, economics and Japanese and a Juris Doctorate degree from Catholic University of America. She is married to David Brink and has three children.