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Heather Conary Web Developer Downeast Toyota Scion Buick to Join the Advisory Panel of Ask Patty

Published Nov 16th 2006, 5:48pm by Jody DeVere in Pressroom Press Releases
Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) November 10, 2006 -- Ask Patty.Com, Inc., announced today that Heather Conary, Web Developer of Downeast Toyota Scion Buick, will join the automotive advisory panel of industry-expert women for their new woman's portal, Ask Patty. The Ask Patty website at that launched June 8, 2006, provides a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics online.

Heather Conary is a founding partner of Illumination Design Creative Services, based out of Orrington, Maine. She also works at Downeast Toyota-Scion-Buick in Brewer, Maine, serving as a creative consultant to the management team.

Heather is currently attending the University of Maine's Orono campus, working towards a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She also plans to continue, and obtain her MBA.

Heather has published articles in AutoSuccess Magazine, an automotive trade publication, as well as online at SitePoint and SEOChat. These articles demonstrate her knowledge of both the automotive industry and of marketing tactics and design strategies.

Heather brings her marketing experience, professional knowledge, and her willingness to learn and adapt to WAAI, and serves us as the Director of Women Dealer Relations.

In her automotive advisory role, Ms.Conary will respond to questions from consumer women on automotive related topics via the website. The Ask Patty interactive advice blog launched May 22, 2006.

"I am excited about being a part of Ask Patty because it's a whole community of women like myself," stated Heather Conary, Web Developer for Downeast Toyota Scion Buick. "I feel privileged to be in the company of the other ladies on the expert panel, and am honored to be able to share my knowledge with others."

"Adding Heather Conary to our automotive expert panel is tremendously exciting for us," says Jody DeVere, President of Ask Patty. DeVere continues, "Heather has firsthand knowledge of dealerships and the buying process and should be an excellent resource for women." According to DeVere Ask Patty provides the safe environment for women to get advice and information needed to feel empowered and confident when they go to their local dealership for car service, repairs, maintenance and to negotiate and purchase a new or used vehicle.

Peter Martin, CEO of adds, "Heather Conary's experience working inside a dealership will give Ask Patty a unique look into the car buying process and adds an extra facet to the expert panel."

About, 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 the 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.

Women purchase over 50% of all vehicles sold in the United States each year and influence 85% of the buying decisions, spending over $80 billion. Yet, shopping for and buying a car can be a challenge for women who are first time car buyers or for women who had a bad experience in the past with a car salesman or dealership.

Ask Patty is a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can Ask Patty for automotive advice on the Ask Patty "Get Advice" blog by clicking here: Ask Patty Blog); Patty will typically reply back to you the same day. Selected questions and answers will be answered by the panel of automotive women experts for the benefit of all women. is endorsed and in partnership with, (, a member and 2006 corporate sponsor of the Women's Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, (, on the Women's Board of the Car Care Council, (, a SEMA member ( and a member of the SEMA Business Women's Networking Group.

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