Frank W. Ervin III has more than 35 years of experience in government relations and additionally, he has worked in building global business structures in the U.S. and other regions such as Mexico, Japan, South America, Europe and Asia involving a variety of customers. His experience includes government relations and business development with the major automobile manufacturers worldwide and Tier 1, 2 and 3 automotive suppliers worldwide
Recently Mr. Ervin spent 8 years as Senior Director, Government Affairs, at Magna International, Inc. where in that period of time he and his team generated more than $600,000,000 in federal, state and local grants and incentives for the company.
Additionally, Mr. Ervin was responsible for managing all federal, state and local legislative and regulatory affairs and activities for Magna International in the United States.
Mr. Ervin worked with all business units of Magna International on matters involving and needing legislative- and regulatory-relations assistance. He was also responsible for building and maintaining positive company relations with members of Congress, state, and local legislators, and officials and their staffs to help create a positive leadership image and business climate for Magna International Inc.
Mr. Ervin holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in International Business. He is also a Vietnam veteran as part of his service with the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Ervin serves on various boards of directors such as: Oakland County (MI) Workforce Development and Southeastern Michigan United Way. Mr. Ervin also serves as the Chairman of the Advocacy Committee at MICHauto a part of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.