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
  • Joe Braun, Dorman Products, Inc., Colmar, PA
  • Jose Bueso, Dynamic Automotive, Frederick, MD
  • Michelle Christenson, Vantage Marketing Global Inc., New Bern, NC
  • Greg Cira, Babcox Media, Inc., Akron, OH
  • Tammy Finley, Advance Auto Parts, Roanoke, VA
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Mfitzgerald Associates, Madison, CT
  • John Grote, Grote Industries, Inc., Madison, IN
  • Daniel Hanson, Hanson Distributing Company, Azusa, CA
  • Anna Heinendirk, Schaeffler Group USA, Inc., Fort Mill, SC
  • Julian Hentze, Global Parts Distributors, Macon, GA
  • Odd Joergenrud, Clarendon Hills, IL
  • Michael Klein, Las Colinas Investments, Naples, FL
  • Robert Kolo, Federal Mogul Motorparts, Southfield, MI
  • David McKinney, AutoZone, Inc., Memphis, TN
  • Ian Musselman, LKQ Corporation, Washington, DC
  • Greg Noethlich
  • 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
  • Aaron Shaffer, KYB Americas Corp., Greenwood, IN
  • 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
Tom Tucker, Auto Care Association

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