government affairs committee

The Auto Care Government Affairs Committee works with association staff to develop and implement the Auto Care Association’s legislative and regulatory policies that are aimed at both protecting and enhancing the business of the vehicle auto care market in the United States and abroad.

Committee Chair

  • Richard Schwartz, Schwartz Advisors, LLC, La Jolla, CA

Committee Members

  • Sean Ayala, WM Automotive Warehouse, Inc., Fort Worth, TX
  • Mike Boyer, tascosalesreps, Memphis, TN
  • Jose Bueso, Dynamic Automotive, Frederick, MD
  • Michelle Christenson, Vantage Marketing Global Inc., New Bern, NC
  • Tammy Finley, Advance Auto Parts, Roanoke, VA
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Equus Products, Inc./Innova Electronics, Corp., Irvine, CA
  • John Grote, Grote Industries, Inc., Madison, IN
  • Daniel Hanson, Hanson Distributing Company, Azusa, CA
  • Anna Heinendirk, Schaeffler Group USA, Inc., Fort Mill, SC
  • Odd Joergenrud, Clarendon Hills, IL
  • Robert Kolo, Federal Mogul Motorparts, Southfield, MI
  • David McKinney, AutoZone, Inc., Memphis, TN
  • Ian Musselman, LKQ Corporation, Washington, DC
  • Greg Noethlich, Champion Laboratories, Inc., Toledo, OH
  • Rodney Pierini, California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association, Sacramento, CA
  • Ray Pohlman, CARE, Memphis, TN
  • Wayne Price, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Springfield, MO
  • Robert Segal, Automotive Supply Associates, Inc., Concord, NH
  • James Shapiro, SRS Marketing Company, Inc., Southampton, PA
  • Jeffrey Walter, Zimmerman's Automotive Service, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Matt Ward, Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast, Montgomery, AL


Committee Liaisons

Aaron Lowe, Auto Care Association
Paul Fiore, Auto Care Association
Gabrielle Hopkins, Auto Care Association
David Pinkham, Auto Care Association
Tom Tucker, Auto Care Association

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