The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc. announced on Oct. 18 the arrival of several new staff members. The Alliance, headquartered in Washington, D.C., was formed in January 1999 to serve as a leading advocacy group for the automobile industry on public policy matters. Its members include BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Isuzu, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. The new staff members listed by department: Environmental Affairs Gregory J. Dana, vice president of environmental affairs. Dana formerly served as vice president and technical director for the Assn. of International Automobile Manufacturers, where he managed regulatory and legislative issues regarding vehicle safety, emissions, fuel economy, and manufacturing. Office of the General Counsel John T. Whatley, assistant general counsel. Whatley formerly was assistant general counsel for the Assn. of International Automobile Manufacturers, where his responsibilities included litigation management, and serving as the principal advocate for the association on manufacturer/dealer franchise law, consumer protection, finance, and related matters. Denise Radinovic, legal administrative assistant. Radinovic previously was administrative assistant in the legal department of the American Automobile Manufacturers Assn. Government Affairs Katherine M. Horne, manager of government affairs. Horne formerly served as executive director of Americans for Affordable Electricity, a multi-industry coalition supporting a competitive electricity market. Scott Aliferis, manager of government affairs. Aliferis formerly was legislative director for Rep. Fred Upton (R, Mich.). He was principal policy advisor to the congressman. Sandra Facciolli, government affairs assistant. Facciolli previously was an assistant in the federal liaison department for the American Automobile Manufacturers Assn. State Affairs Kimberly J. Ashton, state affairs manager. Ashton joins the Alliance from the American Petroleum Institute where she was a field operations associate responsible for supporting the education and advocacy efforts of 33 field offices on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues. James R. Kiley, state affairs analyst. Kiley formerly was an associate lobbyist at The Wexler Group, Washington, D.C., where he focused on health care issues. Stephanie Whitmore, state affairs assistant. Whitmore formerly was employed by Sun Microsystems Inc., Palo Alto, Calif.