Ann Wilson of MEMA Named 2018 Automotive News All-Star in Government Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ann Wilson, senior vice president of government affairs for the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has been named the 2018 Automotive News All-Star in government affairs, announced on Nov. 26.
Wilson has spearheaded MEMA’s government affairs since 2004 on behalf of the members of the association’s four divisions: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. She works with the association’s Washington office staff in overseeing federal and state legislative and regulatory monitoring, reporting and advocacy. Wilson also is responsible for developing and promoting association members’ views on legislation and regulations affecting the motor vehicle supplier industry.
“Ann is tireless in her work on members’ behalf, and she is well known and respected by elected officials, government agency leaders and industry executives,” said Bill Long, MEMA executive vice president of government affairs and AASA president and chief operating officer. “MEMA’s advocacy efforts at the national and state levels are consistently cited by members as a top benefit of belonging to our organizations, and that is due to Ann’s hard work and leadership.”
The full write-up of Wilson’s recognition by Automotive News can be viewed here.
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. By directly employing more than 871,000 Americans and generating a total employment impact of 4.26 million jobs, MEMA’s member companies are the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. 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 www.mema.org/trade.