NADA Board of Directors

Geoffrey Pohanka

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 - January 2021)

Industry Service

  • 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
  • Trustee, Treasurer, Saint James School
  • Joint Base Andrews Ambassador
  • US Air Force Air Mobility Command civic leader


  • 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, Legislative Affairs

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