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  • October 28, 2020

    Meet a Staffer: Daniel Zenko Easily mistaken for the “world’s most interesting man,” Daniel Zenko, director, data innovation, brings a one-of-a-kind background with him to the Auto Care Association. Zenko joined the association in 2017 with the formation of its Data Innovation team, where he focuses on the development of TrendLens™ as well as serving as liaison for the Category Management committee. Read to find out which game Zenko has played and defeated Bill Gates in, and more!

  • July 17, 2020

    Meet a Staffer: Michael Chung As the director of Market Intelligence, Chung leads the association’s market research and is charged with bringing relevant insights to its members. “Our goal is to be recognized as the thought leader and go-to resource for the aftermarket,” said Chung. In light of the recent COVID-19 crisis, Chung launched a new blog series on the autocare.org website titled, “Market Insights with Mike,” which provides members with regular updates about the latest trends and insights on the impact of COVID-19 on the auto care industry.

  • April 2, 2020

    Meet a Staffer: Sara Greene Determination and dedication—two words that can summarize what Sara Greene brings to her personal life and the Auto Care Association. In her short time since joining the association as the director of membership, Greene has dug in deep “down in the trenches” with her team to identify ways to enhance the Auto Care membership experience.

  • January 27, 2020

    Meet a Staffer: Frank Feng What began as a career in electrical engineering for Frank Feng quickly turned into an unexpected and newfound passion for computer science during his first internship. Fast forward to his career at the Auto Care Association and he's now developed the Demand Index Platform from the ground and built Business Intelligence reports, integrating and leveraging big data into meaningful analysis for decision making.

  • September 30, 2019

    Meet a Staffer: Larry Northup If you don’t already know who Larry Northup is, you might be new around here. Larry Northup has been with the association for 19 years and has become a familiar name and face to many members throughout the industry. “I spend a lot of time communicating with members by phone, email and whenever possible, face-to-face.”

  • May 17, 2019

    Meet a Staffer: Todd Finnerty An avid passion for cars and the automotive world is how Todd Finnerty happened upon the Auto Care Association back in 2016. “I was looking up zoning laws in the area to find out the rules for doing automotive repair work from my home,” said Finnerty, associate, member engagement. “This led to me discovering a job opening with the Auto Care Association online.”

  • February 20, 2019

    Meet a Staffer: Nathaly Branham As Web Manager, Branham oversees, maintains and improves the association’s numerous websites to provide an exceptional digital experience for its members. The latest and largest enhancement Branham has brought to the association’s online experience is the new autocare.org experience, launched in January of 2021.

  • September 12, 2018

    Meet a Staffer: Michael Barratt Since joining the association 22 years ago, Barratt has grown the once one-man-show meetings department into a now eight-member team that is dedicated to the development and planning of more than a dozen events each year, including AAPEX, community conferences, association meetings, education initiatives and international trade promotion activities.

  • July 11, 2018

    Meet a Staffer: Jonathan Larsen Prior to joining the Auto Care Association, Larsen worked at MAHLE in Farmington Hills, Mich. as a catalog manager using the Auto Care Association’s ACES and PIES standards. Today, Larsen is the association’s Data Architect Manager, where he provides recommended changes to the ACES and PIES standards and improves the data that is provided within the databases that are used for these standards.

  • March 14, 2018

    Meet a Staffer: Leah Jones The Auto Care Association facilitates dozens of events each year, from small committee meetings, to the community conferences and of course the community events at AAPEX. Leah Jones, director, meetings and events, has found time in the midst of the constant cycle of planning and preparing to successfully balance her two worlds: being a mother and wife to her family and a being a dedicated working professional.

  • January 10, 2018

    Meet a Staffer: Tom Ho Tom Ho has been instrumental to the evolution of the look and feel of the brand over the years as the association’s Art Director. While many members may be familiar with the creative work and incredible design talent displayed throughout the Association's materials over the years, the person behind the pages is even more extraordinary.