Making a Lasting Impact in Automotive

Inforum industry groups bring together practitioners to collaborate on industry issues and share best and next practices. AutomotiveNEXT is a powerful network and supportive community for women in Automotive that inspires and empowers them to lean in, achieve their full potential, and make a lasting impact in the industry.

AutomotiveNEXT aims to close the talent gap and strengthen the talent pipeline for automotive through three primary areas of focus:

  • positioning and promoting women thought leaders;
  • developing and inspiring rising leaders through volunteer and leadership development opportunities; and
  • sharing best practices for attracting, developing and retaining female talent.

Executive Committee

Chris Garramone – co-chair
General Manager
Toyota North America

Marlo Vitous, co-chair
Head of Global Supply and Supply Chain North America
Stellantis

Jessica Berry
VP, Toyota/Hyundai-Kia
Adient

Denise Carlson
Vice President, NAPIC & Executive Lead of Diversity and Inclusion
DENSO

Carolyn Cerny
Director of Marketing NA
Continental

Yansong Chen
SVP, Global Technology, Strategy & Marketing, Automotive & Industrial
Ricardo PLC

Christina Coplen
Consultant, Global Industrial, Automotive, and Leadership Advisory Practice
Spencer Stuart

Corinne Diemert
NA HR director
Valeo

Nichole Felton
Vice president, materials management
ZF

Cynthia Flanigan
Chief Engineer, Hardware Integration & Product Development
Ford Motor Co.

Michelle Garon
Global Strategy Manager
Henkel

Brandy Goolsby
Director, Product and Solutions Marketing
Wind River Systems

Kara Grasso
Global Strategy Director – Advanced Mobility
DuPont Specialty Products USA

Colleen Haley
Chief Executive Officer
Quality Metalcraft & Experi-Metal

Jessica Hanson
Vice President Corporate Logistics North America
Robert Bosch LLC

Janet Harden
NA Controller
Continental

Christi Kann Youngberg
Partner, Assurance Services
EY

Karen King
IT-Engineering Director
Yazaki

Melissa Lindquist
Vice President, PMO and Actuator Engineering
Stoneridge Inc.

Telva McGruder
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
General Motors Co.

Rhonda McNally
Vice President, Marketing
Magna International

Laura Moss
Vice President, Finance, Global Surface Materials
Lear Corp.

Shilpa Patel
Purchasing Director
Faurecia

Sandy Stojkovski
CEO
Vitesco North America

Sponsors