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About the Rising Stars Awards
The nomination period is now closed. Look for the announcement of the new class of Rising Stars in the April 3, 2017 issue of Automotive News.

Automotive News Rising Stars: Automakers and Suppliers is an annual program honoring North American automotive executives who are young, entrepreneurial-minded and possess the skills and talent needed to become industry leaders of tomorrow.

Now in its fourth year, this program recognizes automotive executives in middle and upper management who are likely to grow in influence and prominence, together with the companies who are nurturing that future leadership talent.

Previous year Rising Stars come from all disciplines - designers, engineers, finance, purchasing, product planners and more. They represent companies such as Ford, Facebook, Apple and Audi. What they have in common is a drive beyond their years and a level of dedication that puts them on a path toward becoming industry All Stars.

Who can become a Rising Star?

A 'Rising Star' is an automotive executive distinguished for having driven change, fostered innovation and made courageous decisions. Qualified candidates have a minimum of 10 years of work experience, a proven track record of achievement and are 45 years of age or younger on January 1, 2017.

The Automotive News editorial team and jury will select Rising Stars in the following categories, and they will be announced in the April 3, 2017 issue of Automotive News:

General Management
IT & Connected Car (including big data & analytics)
PR & Communications (including social media)
Aftermarket & Customer Service
Human Resources

Contact Us

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opportunities, contact:

Ellen Dennehy, Director of Relationship Marketing
Phone: (313) 446-6039
Email: edennehy@autonews.com

Questions about the Rising Stars program?
Kathy Lightbody, Director of Sales Operations
Phone: (313) 446-6037
Email: klightbody@autonews.com