Leadership

The Executive Board is made up of the Officers of the AWA Foundation - President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary. Officers of the Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation are elected by the Board of Directors in the fall for a term of one to two years.

2017 Leadership Org Chart

Board, Leadership, and Committee Descriptions

Executive Board

Linda Taliaferro - President

Meritor
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Karina Morley - Vice President, OEM Relationships

Ricardo, Inc.
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Kellie Treppa - Vice President Alliances

Ricardo, Inc.
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Catherine Koch - Vice President, Supplier Relationships

K-Tec Systems
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Jeena Patel - Vice President, General Counsel

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
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Susan Rokosz - Vice President, Industry Relations & Academic Affairs, Scholarship Co-Chair

Ford Motor Company
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Kim Ziomek - Secretary and Golf Co-Chair


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Jean M. Stenger, CPA - Treasurer

Derderian, Kann, Seyferth & Salucci, P. C.
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Board of Directors

Jill Fraeyman - Corporate Sponsorship Co-chair

VW Group of America
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Amy Allison - Corporate Sponsorship Co-Chair

General Motors
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Dawn Dorsch - Event Planning Co-Chair

DENCAP Dental
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Mary Carlson - Event Planning Co-Chair


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Michelle Blakeley - Marketing Co-Chair

FordDirect
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Patricia Price - Marketing Co-Chair

Aquent
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Kathryn Smith - Membership Co-Chair

Olin Brass
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Jennifer Dudley - Membership Co-Chair

Metaldyne Performance Group
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Beate Stumpe - Mentorship Co-Chair

Bee Yourself Coaching and Consulting LLC
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Marion Wells - Mentorship Co-Chair

Human Asset Management
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Jane Bishop - Scholarship Co-Chair

General Motors, recent retiree
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Corinne Smereka - Professional Development Co-Chair

Schoolcraft College
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Sherry Muir-Irwin - Professional Development Co-Chair

The Hunter Group LLC
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Executive Advisory Council (EAC)

Thomas Apostolos - Vice President-Global Exteriors

Magna International
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Carla Bailo - VP-Mobility Research and Business Development

Ohio State University
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Julie Fream - President & CEO

OESA
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Maureen LaFontaine - Owner

LaFontaine Motors
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Molly Padovini - General Manager

Elder Automotive Group
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Patricia Scarpaci - Group Manager

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
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