MEMA Names Liz Goad Executive Director of Events
Research Triangle Park, N.C. – MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association, has promoted Liz Goad to executive director of Events. In her new role, Goad manages and executes all events for MEMA and its two membership groups: MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers. Goad was most recently senior director of Events & Meetings for MEMA’s light vehicle aftermarket division.
“MEMA’s events are critical platforms for industry dialogue as they bring timely and relevant insights to help members better understand the changing landscape, and engage with each other and industry thought leaders,” says MEMA President and CEO Bill Long. “Liz has the talent and expertise to ensure MEMA events are delivered efficiently and effectively, and valued by our members. MEMA hosts more than 150 events and meetings each year, both in-person and virtually.”
MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for motor vehicle and mobility suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. It has been the voice of the automotive and commercial vehicle supplier industry since 1904.
Goad has been with the organization for more than ten years. During her tenure, she has supported MEMA’s Overseas Automotive Council, provided leadership to MEMA’s Aftermarket Technology Council, and represented MEMA in planning AAPEX, among other responsibilities.
“This is an exciting chapter in MEMA’s history,” said Goad. “I’m honored to be able to use what I’ve learned within the aftermarket division and transfer that to the broader organization.”
Before joining MEMA, Goad spent several years in marketing and design for various companies. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications.
MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association, is the leading trade association in North America for motor vehicle and mobility suppliers, parts manufacturers, and remanufacturers. It has been the voice of the automotive and commercial vehicle supplier industry since 1904. Its more than 1,000 members are strong by association.
MEMA supports members within its two groups: MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers and MEMA Original Equipment Suppliers. Vehicle suppliers are the largest manufacturing sector in the United States and lead the way in new vehicle innovations. Members conceive, design, and manufacture the OE systems and technologies that make up two-thirds of the value of every vehicle and supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and meeting society’s transportation needs. MEMA members are committed to safety and sustainability.
MEMA has offices in Washington, D.C.; Southfield, Mich.; and Research Triangle Park, N.C. Learn more at MEMA.org.