More than 500 members of the global automotive industry came together in Detroit last week as Automotive News hosted an event celebrating the success of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry.
Industry gathers to honor leading women
Honoree Birgit Behrendt, executive director of global programs and the Americas purchasing at Ford Motor Co., chats with Peter Brown, Automotive News publisher.
Nissan's five honorees, from left: Linda Goodspeed, Nissan North America vice president of information systems for U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil; Trisha Jung, Nissan North America director/chief marketing manager, electric-vehicle marketing and sales strategy; Susan Brennan, Nissan North America vice president, manufacturing — Smyrna/Decherd; Diane Allen, Nissan Design America design manager; and Catherine Perez, Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization vice president of purchasing and operating general manager.
Rita Case, left, honoree and vice president of Rick Case Automotive Group, with her daughter, Raquel Case, a general manager at Rick Case Automotive Group.
Cobalt CEO John Holt and Tiff Arcella, right, director of strategic accounts at Dealix, share the evening with honoree Anna Zornosa, Dealix executive vice president and general manager. Dealix is a division of Cobalt.
Honorees Nancy Fein, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. vice president of customer relations, left, and Tracey Doi, Toyota Motor Sales CFO, celebrate with Nancy's husband, Len Fein.
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