Roger (Shane) Karr

Head of External Affairs, FCA - North America

Roger (Shane) Karr was appointed Head of External Affairs, FCA – North America in December 2016. Karr is responsible for providing strategic direction on international, federal and state government relations. He also leads community relations and employee volunteerism efforts for FCA US LLC as well as the FCA Foundation. Karr was the Vice President - U.S. External Affairs, FCA US.
 
Prior to joining the Company, Karr was Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. In this role, he represented the Alliance before members of Congress, congressional staff, and Executive Branch officials, including staff at the Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and United States Environmental Protection Agency.  
 
Karr also has held senior positions at the U.S. Department of Transportation, including Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs. He has also served as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives.
 
His professional experience includes:
  • 2016 - current, Head of External Affairs ad interim, FCA – North America
  • 2015, Vice President − U.S. External Affairs, FCA US LLC
  • 2007, Vice President − Federal Government Affairs, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • 2001, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • 2006, Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs
  • 2005, Deputy Chief of Staff
  • 2003, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs
  • 2001, Special Assistant for Governmental Affairs
  • 2000, Director, Regulatory Affairs, American Association of Airport Executives
  • 1996, Manager, Legislative Affairs, American Airlines
  • 1996, Legislative Correspondent, Staff Assistant, Congressman Doug Bereuter (R-NE)
 
Karr holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University (1992), a master’s degree from Temple University (1996), and a Doctor of Jurisprudence, Cum Laude from Georgetown University Law Center (2002).
 
Karr was born in Sumter, SC. 
 
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