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. He 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. Joe reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.
Joe has spent his career as an attorney in the automobile industry. A long-time Porsche owner and enthusiast, Joe joined Porsche in 2010. Before that, Joe served for 29 years with Volkswagen Group of America, including 16 years as its chief legal officer. He began his career on the Industry-Government Relations Staff of General Motors.
Joe 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. Joe has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Kalamazoo College and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Volkswagen Bank USA. Joe 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 Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance. He is Treasurer of the Airport West Community Improvement District.
Joe and his wife Ellen have been married over 30 years, have two children, and live in Milton, Georgia.