Be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, February 9th, from 11:30 to
1:30, at the 91st NADA convention in San Francisco, when the Women's
Automotive Association International will be honoring five women with a
Spirit of Leadership Award at a luncheon to be held at the PARC 55
Established in 1999, the WAAI's "Spirit of Leadership" award is presented annually to professional women in the automotive industry in recognition of their significant accomplishments in their profession, community, and family. These women have dedicated their life to their profession and to giving back to others; and they serve as mentors and are role models to us all. Sustained superior performance, community involvement, influence and support of other women within the automotive industry are just some of the qualities these women possess. A Spirit of Leadership award is given for three automotive business sectors: 1) manufacturer, 2) dealership, and 3) supplier.
This year's honorees are:
Sherri Childers Arb, Director Technology Communications, General Motors Corporation
Childers Arb was named communications manager for GM's Shanghai, China, operations in 1996, and was promoted to director GM China Communications in September 1998. She was appointed director of GM's global Powertrain Group upon her return to the US in 1999, and in 2001, was named vice president of Saturn Corporate Communications. Childers Arb holds a bachelor of arts from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
Pam Mabry-Cadigan, Vice President of Inspection Operations for Manheim
Growing the Vehicle Inspection business is a major focus for Manheim and Pam was the accomplished leader selected to take on the enormous task of setting the industry standard for quality and consistent inspection processes, something that Pam is skilled and passionate about! In just a short time, Pam and her team have launched a standardized inspection process and elevated Manheim's Inspectors skills through certifications, training and quality assurance initiatives.
Terri L. Mulcahey, Vice President, Business Development, Penske Automotive Group
Terri recently joined Penske Automotive Group after a 20 year career at the Reynolds and Reynolds Company. In her new role at Penske Automotive Group, Terri is responsible for identifying new business opportunities as well as providing key support for many customer service initiatives including website development and customer relationship management activities
Gillian Zucker, President of California Speedway
Based in Roslyn, New York, The Rallye Group is comprised of Rallye Acura, Rallye BMW, Rallye Lexus, and Rallye Motors Mercedes, as well as Rallye Auto Body. The Rallye Group is one of the country's largest private automobile dealerships and the large
Juliana Curran Terian, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rallye Motors
Gillian Zucker was named the fourth President of California Speedway on June 23, 2005, making her the first female president of a track hosting a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event. As president, Zucker oversees all of the Speedway's business units including marketing, public relations, ticketing, accounting and operations.
Contact event chair Marcela Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the event and get info on sponsorships and advertising opportunities. Go to www.waai.com for more information.
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