Following a record-breaking new attendee turn out for the Automotive Communications Council‘s (ACC) annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky, the council has announced the new appointments to its leadership team and board of governors.
The structure of the membership-run organization promotes a deeper involvement of the ACC membership and encourages education across all marketing and communications functions. The council is led by a president, immediate past president, vice president and six additional members that serve as the board of governors. These nine members serve as project leads in various areas of need for the organization, including communications, events and member services. All leadership roles are effective July 1.
Jacki Lutz, head of global marketing and communications for Schrader Performance Sensors, will step into the role of president of the Automotive Communications Council. Lutz has been active in ACC for four years and was involved on the Events Committee before serving on the board the past two years. Last year, she served as vice president.
“ACC has been a huge asset to me over the years,” said Lutz. “I am both honored and excited to give back to this association that has given me so much.” Lutz has been working in the automotive aftermarket for the past five years, all of which were spent with Schrader Performance Sensors. Lutz is responsible for the marketing and communications strategies and implementation for Schrader’s global aftermarket business, including North America, Europe and APAC.
Georgianne Dickey, senior manager of product and marketing communications, NTN Bearing, will lead as vice president of the council. She has been a member of ACC for nine years and has served as a member of the board for seven years. Dickey is responsible for strategic development and implementation of product management and integrated marketing communications plans for NTN Bearing.
Also appointed to serve are six board members who will join the leadership team to serve as the board of governors. The complete 2018-’19 leadership team and board of governor members include:
- Immediate Past President: Meagan Moody, marketing communications manager, ZF Aftermarket
- President: Jacki Lutz, head of global marketing and communications, Schrader Performance Sensors
- Vice President: Georgianne Dickey, senior manager of product and marketing communications, NTN Bearing
The board of directors includes:
- Jim Merle, Babcox Media
- Jake Spencer, Barolin & Spencer
- Jennifer Holland, ASE
- Abby Harding, Remington Industries
- Monika LaPrete, CRP Industries
- Sarah Longardner, MANN+HUMMEL
“On behalf of the association, I want to thank Meagan Moody for devoting two years as president of ACC,” said Lutz. “She did an incredible job and I am very grateful for her mentorship over the past year.”