AVIA Taps Jeff Farrah as First Executive Director
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The Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association announced the appointment of Jeff Farrah as the organization’s inaugural executive director.
Most recently, Farrah was general counsel of the National Venture Capital Association.
A veteran of Capitol Hill, Farrah also was counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, advising then-Chairman John Thune and members of the committee on technology and telecommunications issues.
“Jeff’s appointment as executive director signals how far AVIA and the AV industry have progressed in recent years, and the creation of this position is a natural next step in representing the safety, mobility and economic opportunities supported by AVs,” David Quinalty, chair of the AVIA board of directors, said in a release.
Farrah explained, “I look forward to amplifying the exciting developments that autonomous vehicles are already fulfilling and to working in the trenches with stakeholders on the policies needed to achieve AVs’ full potential.”
Washington, D.C.-based AVIA noted it represents a cross section of innovative technology, automotive, trucking, delivery and ride-share companies. It was established in 2016. — Transport Topics
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