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
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
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.
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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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