NADA Board of Directors

NADA Board of Directors

2021 NADA Board Member Geoffrey Pohanka

Geoffrey Pohanka

NADA Immediate Past Chairman
Industry Relations Acura Liaison

Pohanka Honda
1772 Ritchie Station Court
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

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Chevrolet, Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford, Kia, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

Geoffrey Pohanka is Chairman of Pohanka Automotive Group in Capitol Heights, Md. He started in the automotive business in 1971, 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 15 makes of vehicles at locations in Maryland, Virginia, Texas and Delaware.

Pohanka was the 2023 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors. He previously served on the NADA board from 2001 to 2009. (Term: April 2015 - February 2027)

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.