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MEMA’s Ann Wilson Recognized with 2017 Northwood University Education Management Award

By: Margaret Beck, 919-406-8828 or
Date: November 3, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Ann Wilson, senior vice president of government affairs of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), was honored with an Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award, presented here on Oct. 31 during AAPEX.

The Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award is given annually to industry leaders throughout the country who have made noteworthy contributions to education, on any level, inside or outside of the industry. Their names and notable activities have been recorded in the awards book that will be distributed throughout the automotive aftermarket industry.

Wilson is based in the MEMA office in Washington, D.C. and has advocated for MEMA’s motor vehicle supplier members in Washington and the states since June 1, 2004.

She works with the association’s Washington office staff in overseeing federal and state legislative and regulatory monitoring, reporting and advocacy. Wilson develops and promotes association members’ views on legislation and regulations affecting the motor vehicle supplier industry.

Wilson’s past advocacy positions have included the Rubber Manufacturers Association, the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). She served as state legislative counsel for the American Trucking Associations from 1989 to 1991, when she joined the AMSA.

Wilson earned her law degree and the National Order of the Barrister from the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Mo. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in child advocacy.

About MEMA
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its four specialized divisions comprise a leading international trade association in the fast-changing mobility industry. Representing vehicle suppliers that manufacture and remanufacture components, technologies, and systems for use in passenger cars and heavy trucks, MEMA serves as a critical bridge between high-tech capabilities in new vehicles –such as autonomous vehicles and vehicle connectivity—and the “nuts and bolts” of vehicle manufacturing. MEMA works at state, federal, and international levels to ensure that the marketplace and public policy support the development of advanced, transformative technologies that enable safer, smarter, and more efficient vehicles. MEMA’s members are represented through four divisions: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA), and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). For more information on how MEMA is leading transformation in the mobility industry, visit


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