Geoffrey Pohanka

Chairman of the Pohanka Automotive Group & NADA Chairman

Geoffrey Pohanka is the Chairman of the 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 is 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.