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 6 additional members that serve as the Board of Governors. These 9 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, 2018.
Jacki Lutz, Head of Global Marketing and Communications for Schrader Performance Sensors, will step into the role of President of the Automotive Communications Council. Jacki has been active in ACC for 4 years and was involved on the Events Committee before serving on the board the past 2 years. Last year she served as Vice President. “ACC has been a huge asset to me over the years,” says Lutz. “I am both honored and excited to give back to this association that has given me so much.” Jacki has been working in the automotive aftermarket for the past 5 years, all of which were spent with Schrader Performance Sensors. Jacki 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 9 years and has served as a member of the board for 7 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 2018-2019 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
Board of Directors:
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 2 years as president of ACC.” says Lutz. “She did an incredible job and I am very grateful for her mentorship over the past year.”