Joseph Folz

 

Joe Folz, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Joe Folz is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), headquartered in Atlanta. PCNA is the importer of Porsche sports cars, the Macan and Cayenne sport utility vehicles and the Panamera sports sedan, for the United States.

As Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Folz is responsible for all legal and compliance matters arising in the Porsche Group's North American businesses, as well as for state and local government relations.

Folz has spent his career as an attorney in the automobile industry. A long-time Porsche owner and enthusiast, Folz joined Porsche in 2010 from the Automotive Practice Group of Chicago-based Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, where he represented a number of vehicle manufacturers. He concentrated his practice on distribution, trade regulation, and franchising. Before that, Folz served for 29 years with Volkswagen Group of America, including 16 years as its Chief Legal Officer. He began his career as part of the Industry-Government Relations team at General Motors.

Folz was formerly Chairman of the Board of Directors of Volkswagen Bank USA. He is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, the Board of Trustees of the Atlanta Police Foundation, and the Boards of Directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance.

Folz earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration from Kalamazoo College and a law degree from the University of Michigan. He is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Michigan.