Marketing, EPA chiefs featured at congress

Chrysler LLC's chief marketing officer, Deborah Wahl Meyer, and Margo Oge, director of the EPA's office of Transportation and Air Quality, will speak at the 2008 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.

Oge, who joined the EPA in 1980, is in charge of developing rules on diesel engine and greenhouse gas emissions plus corporate average fuel economy standards. Her initiative as director has resulted in a 90 percent reduction of pollutants emitted from cars, buses, and construction, farming and industrial equipment.

In 2002, Oge received the Woman of Achievement Award from the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment. Two years later she was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award.

Meyer was named vice president and chief marketing officer of Chrysler in August.

She came to Chrysler after six years with Toyota, where she was most recently vice president of marketing for Lexus.

Meyer oversees global marketing and advertising for Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep brands. She also is responsible for all sales promotions and brand events.

Before joining Toyota in 2001, Meyer developed brand and market strategies for Mazda and Lincoln Mercury, and earlier was brand manager for Ford do Brasil in Sao Paulo.

Meyer and Oge speak Wednesday morning, Jan. 23. c

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