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Jody DeVere Named Chair of United Spinal Association Motorsports Committee

Published Feb 5th 2007, 3:16pm by

 

Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) February 6, 2007 -- Jody DeVere, President AskPatty.com, Inc. was recently named Chair of United Spinal Association's Motorsports Committee. DeVere has been a member of the Motorsports Committee for the past year and has been involved in supporting the program through United Spinal Association.

United Spinal Association's Motorsports program encourages people with disabilities, including individuals who use adaptive automotive equipment, to participate in competitive motorsports. The program also seeks to cultivate partnerships within the motorsports industry to help raise awareness about spinal cord injuries and disorders. For more information about United Spinal's Motorsports program, please visit www.unitedspinal.org/publications/action/motorsports-living-life-in-motion/ or email.

"One of my great passions is providing opportunities for individuals who face mobility challenges to participate fully in life," stated Jody DeVere. "The United Spinal Motorsports Committee provides a unique program for participation in competitive motorsports."

"Jody brings invaluable experience to United Spinal's Motorsports program," said Clair Russell Hesselton, president of United Spinal Association. "Her impressive marketing background, extensive knowledge of the automotive industry, and dedication to improve the quality of life of individuals with disabilities ensures the continued success of our program. We are excited to have her lead our Motorsports Team and bring United Spinal's message to an entirely new audience."

Jody DeVere is President of AskPatty.com, Inc. and brings more than twenty-five years of achievement in sales and marketing leadership including 10 years developing web based business solutions across diverse industries. DeVere is currently the President of the Women's Automotive Association International, the premier organization for women automotive professionals. She is also a member of the Car Care Council Women's Board, the California State Advisory Board for SkillsUSA, and a member of the SEMA Businesswomen's Networking Association.

In 2003, DeVere was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a "Woman Making a Difference" for her vision to integrate business and the community with "Tribute Care," an inspiring Business Social Responsibility model for companies to enhance customer acquisition and loyalty by participating in cause-related charitable giving programs.

DeVere is based in southern California and has three children, one of whom has a spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. She also has four grandchildren.

About United Spinal Association
United Spinal Association is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to provide expertise, create access to resources and strengthen hope, thereby enabling people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) to fulfill their potential as active members of their communities.

The Association also sponsors a wide variety of wheelchair recreational and adaptive sports programs guided by the belief that the benefits of participating in sports are no different for athletes with disabilities than for those without disabilities. Membership is free and open to all individuals with disabilities of the spinal cord. For more information please visit www.unitedspinal.org or call 800-404-2898.

About AskPatty.com, Inc.
Ask Patty provides women consumers an opportunity to send questions about car buying, selling, repair and maintenance to a panel of expert automotive women and is a safe online place to share and discuss their car buying experiences. Women can submit posts directly to the Ask Patty website by going to http://www.askpatty.com. The Ask Patty advisory panel of automotive expert women is headed up by Deborah Renshaw -- professional NASCAR driver, and is comprised of women who hold various leadership positions in the automotive industry.

AskPatty.com is a member and 2006 corporate sponsor of the Women's Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, (http://www.waai.com), on the Women's Board of the Car Care Council, (http://carcare.org), a SEMA member (http://www.SEMA.org) and a member of the SEMA Business Women's Networking Group.

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PRESS CONTACT:
Alan Krawitz
Communications Manager
www.unitedspinal.org
800.404.2898 ext.283
PRESS CONTACT:
Breanne Boyle
eMarketing Manager
www.AskPatty.com
949.916.7133

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