Kerrigan Advisors announced Tuesday it has appointed former National Automobile Dealers Association president Phil Brady as senior adviser to provide the firm counsel on generational transitions and corporate planning.
Brady brings Kerrigan Advisors and its clients over 30 years of experience and extensive relationships based on his automotive and legislative background, the firm said.
Brady served as president of NADA from 2001 to 2012, and in 2015, retired from his most recent role as senior vice president for government affairs at Phillips 66.
“Phil brings with him the experience of industry leadership during some of the toughest times our industry has ever seen,” Kerrigan Advisors founder and managing director Erin Kerrigan said in a news release.
“In leading NADA through 2012, he navigated auto retail through collapsing sales, a brutal financial market and OEM bankruptcies. It’s this sort of depth of industry understanding and perspective that Kerrigan clients will really benefit from as they consider their business’ future in today’s consolidating auto retail market, whether that means passing to the next generation, gearing up for growth or considering a sale,” she continued.
Brady's legislative experience includes working in the White House as deputy counsel to the President during the Reagan Administration and serving as assistant to the President, staff secretary and general counsel to the Department of Transportation from 1991 to 1993 under President George H.W. Bush.
“It’s a privilege and a pleasure to be associated with Kerrigan Advisors, the well-recognized consummate professionals in representing dealers as they evaluate strategic options for their businesses,” Brady said. “I very much look forward to re-engaging with my many friends and colleagues in the auto retail industry.”
Prior to taking on his roles in government in D.C., Brady practiced law in California.
He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
In addition to his new advisory role, Brady currently serves as an adjunct professor at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.