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

Jessica Berry
VP, Toyota/Hyundai-Kia

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

Carolyn Cerny
Director of Marketing NA

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

Nichole Felton
Vice president, materials management

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

Michelle Garon
Global Strategy Manager

Brandy Goolsby
Director, Product and Solutions Marketing
Wind River Systems

Kara Grasso
Celanese Corp.

Colleen Haley
Chief Executive Officer
Quality Metalcraft & Experi-Metal

Jessica Hanson
Vice President Corporate Logistics North America
Robert Bosch LLC

Janet Harden
NA Controller

Christi Kann Youngberg
Partner, Assurance Services

Karen King
IT-Engineering Director

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

Michelle Rosin
Ford global account director

Sandy Stojkovski
Vitesco North America