COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS – July 1, 2022 – Linda Robertson, executive director of the Association of Dealership Compliance Officers (ADCO), announced that Shaun Petersen, executive vice president and chief legal officer for Buckeye Dealership Consulting, is joining ADCO’s Board of Directors. Buckeye is a leading provider of re-insurable products for automobile dealers. Petersen is responsible for the company’s legal and compliance operations, partnerships, and other business strategies.
Petersen previously served as the senior vice president of Legal & Government Affairs for the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). He supervised all legislative and regulatory matters, often appearing in front of the executive and legislative branches of both the federal and state governments. He was also responsible for the strategic engagement of NIADA’s political activities, including its political action committee. In addition, Petersen served as general counsel for the association. "We are thrilled to welcome Shaun to the Board," said Linda Robertson. "Besides his valuable knowledge and expertise in the legislative and regulatory arena, he brings experience in a dealer segment that was under-represented among our directors."
Prior to his position with NIADA, Mr. Petersen was a founding partner in a boutique law firm in Columbus, Ohio, representing businesses primarily in the automotive industry in matters related to state and federal consumer financial protection laws. He was also a senior deputy attorney general and chief of the consumer protection section in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Petersen has appeared as a guest speaker at many conferences, provided numerous media interviews, and authored articles on legal, legislative and regulatory topics impacting automobile dealers and the automotive industry. He is a contributing author for Automotive Compliance Professional magazine published by ADCO.
Petersen attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, graduating with a B.A. in History. He received his J.D. from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.
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