Women in Automotive

The Baronette Renaissance
27790 Novi Rd.

Novi, MI

JOIN us for the third annual Women in Automotive Luncheon and Panel. This event is a must-attend program for all professional women in the automotive sector! It includes a networking lunch, and conversational panel with key females in the automotive industry.
  Sonia Rief
Director, Exterior, Thermal and Accessory Engineering at Nissan North America
Bio: Sonia Rief is currently Director for Exterior, Thermal and Accessory Engineering at Nissan North America.  In this role, she is responsible for the design and development of related components and systems for all vehicles built in the US and Mexico and oversees development teams in both countries.  Additionally, she is the associate Chief Vehicle Engineer for current model truck programs. Rief has held various positions within R&D including a one year assignment in Japan supporting the Renault Nissan Alliance.
  Marcy Klevorn
Director, Office of the CIO at Ford Motor Company
Marcy Klevorn was appointed Director for the Office of the CIO on September 1, 2013. She was previously the IT Director for Ford of Europe, and was a member of the Ford of Europe Operating Committee (EOC).  Klevorn assumed that role in September 2011 having previously held the position of Director Global IT Operations at Ford Motor Company.

  Anita Burke
Vehicle Chief Engineer (2015 GMC Canyon), General Motors Company
BIO: Anita Burke brings a collaborative approach to her role as the chief engineer for the 2015 GMC Canyon midsize truck. She and her team are responsible not only for engineering and product development for the midsize pickup, but also for developing plans for achieving the truck’s business objectives. Burke said that while consumers will ultimately determine the success of the Canyon, she is confident they will respond positively to the truck’s sporty looks and outstanding capabilities and efficiency.
  Carol Jean “CJ” Milner
Supplier Account Manager, Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization
BIO: CJ’s responsibilities consist of Body Parts, EV and HEV components.  CJ has 20+ years of automotive industry experience.  As a purchasing professional she leads negotiations with major automotive suppliers within her commodity scope working to develop strategies and implement plans to achieve best pricing, quality and annual cost reduction objectives.  Early project responsibilities include leadership and development of global sourcing plans, leading sourcing activities for new models both globally and regionally pertaining to her commodity scope.

Moderated by:
Dave Versical
Director of Editorial Operations, Automotive News

Bio: Dave's responsibilities includes the coordination of autonews.com's 24/7 news coverage, two daily newscasts, the weekly print edition of Automotive News and the publication;s Data Center. He returned to Automotive News as online editor in 2008 after leading Bloomberg News' coverage of the U.S. auto and airline industries for four years. He originally joined Automotive News as a reporter in 1986 and has also been the paper's national editor and managing editor.

Registration information:

WiM/AWAF/PMA/OESA Member: $55 per person

$75 per person

Table Sponsorships
 are available for $1000 with preferred seating of 8, logo recognition on event website, signage, program and quarter page advertisement in our Spring issue of IMPACT, WiM's quarterly e-newsletter.

Auto Parts Suppliers Conference:
We would like to invite each of you to stay the day and hear Sheri Hickok, Executive Director, Global Supplier Quality with General Motors and get a Global Outlook from IHS, Principal Analyst, Joe Langley for a special WiA rate of $99! To
view the complete APSC agenda and to take advantage of this offer please click here to register.

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