NADA Board of Directors

Geoffrey Pohanka

NADA Industry Relations Committee Chairman
Metro Washington, D.C.

Geoffrey Pohanka is president of Pohanka Automotive Group in Capitol Heights, MD. He started in the automotive business in 1973, working summers in his father's dealership. He is a third-generation dealer. The company was originally founded by his grandfather in 1919 selling and servicing Chevrolets. Today, the Pohanka Automotive Group sells ten makes of vehicles at their locations in Maryland and Virginia. Pohanka serves on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association, representing the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area franchised new-car dealers. He previously served on the NADA board from 2001 to 2009. (Term: April 2015 - February 2024)

Industry Service

  • NADA Finance Committee
  • NADA NADART Board of Directors
  • NADA Project 2000 Committee
  • Chairman, Washington DC Auto Show
  • Isuzu National Dealer Council
  • Honda Service Parts dealer council sub committee
  • Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles Dealer Advisory Board
  • Chairman, Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association, 1998
  • Board member, Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association, 2013-present
  • Board member, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, 1987-1994

Community Service

  • Prince Georges County Business Roundtable, Chairman
  • Saint James School, Chairman of the Board. Trustee, Treasurer
  • Prince Georges Country Public School Business Advisory Committee
  • Joint Base Andrews Honorary Commander/Ambassador
  • US Air Force Air Mobility Command civic leader


  • Community Foundation Vision Award
  • Collective Empowerment Group Small Business Award
  • Mission of Love Charity, Candle of Service Award
  • Clean Cities Coalition, dealership of the year
  • NADART Distinguished Service Award
  • Boy Scouts of America, Good Scouting Award
  • Northwood University's Dealer Educations Award, 1997
  • Time Dealer of the Year Award winner for Washington, D.C., 2012
  • AIADA Sports Illustrated All-Star Dealer Award, 1991


  • Bachelor's degree in history, Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.

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Pohanka Honda
1772 Ritchie Station Court
Capitol Heights, MD 20743


  • Chevrolet, Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, Scion, Volkswagen


Industry Relations (chairman)

Dealership Operations, Legislative Affairs, Industry Relations (chairman & Acura rep), IT (chairman), Regulatory Affairs, Public Affairs, NADA's Project 2000