Agenda

Schedule of Events

Each Session May Have 1 or More Tracks. Click Here for Session Schedule

Tuesday
August 18, 2015
Wednesday
August 19, 2015
Thursday
August 20, 2015

Session Schedule

August 19, 2015
Time Track 1
Leadership
Track 2
Personal Development
Track 3
Selling, Marketing, & Hiring for Women
7:00a-8:00a Breakfast – Sponsored by Cox Automotive
8:00a-8:15a Welcome/Kickoff – Jack Simmons – Dealer Training Manager Cars.com, Eliana Raggio – Webinar Moderator Dealer On
8:15a-8:30a Ted Smith FADA Welcome & Tribute to Lorraine Schultz WAAI Founder – Lynn Wilhem – President/Executive Director of WAAI
8:35a-9:00a General Session – Inspirational
Shea Holbrook Video Intro and Motivational Speaker on Being Fearless
9:05a-9:35a General Session – Tammy Darvish Executive Vice President PenFed Credit Union Keynote Women in Automotive Challenges
9:40a-10:10a General Session – Allyson Estes Senior Director Industry Marketing and Events–Cox Automotive–The Real Appeal for Female Shoppers
10:15a-10:45a General Session – Julie Staub Vice President, Human Resources, AutoNation – Women Leading Across Generations
10:45a-11:00a Break
11:00a-11:40a Cherie Watters President Dealer Div AskPatty.com – Driving Success with Women Linda Barnette Founder of Fifth Gear Sales – Reaching the Unreachable in the Auto Industry Jenni Crenshaw – Executive Director Jabian – Selling to Women / Women Service Advisors and Technicians
11:45a-12:25p Celeste Briggs – Director- General Motors Women’s Retail Network
GM Dealer Development – On Becoming a Dealer Principle/Owner And Dealer Principles
Judith Schumacher, Judith Schumacher Chevrolet Auto Group,
Eve Knudtsen, Knudtsen Chevrolet,
Christa Luna, Gilbert Chevrolet
The Makings of a Great Internet Director
Moderator: JoeWebb, President, DealerKnows Consulting
Panelists:
Casey Wright, Internet Director, Joe Bullard Automotive Group
Renee Staffieri, Internet Director, Team Auto Group
Danielle Bowler,Internet Director, Jim Curley Buick GMC Kia
Kerri Wise Vice President TrueCar Keys to Engaging with Millennial Women Car Buyers
12:25p-1:15p Lunch – Paths to Success: Under 40
Subi Ghosh Vice President Dealer Authority – Moderator
Jennifer Briggs – E-Commerce Director with Feldman Auto Group
Bobbie Herron – Digital Sales and Marketing Director at Garber Automotive Group
Kate Frost – President Kate Frost Inc.
Maria Espinosa – Business Development Director – Dealer E Process
1:15p-1:55p Craig Lockerd-Automax Recruiting – Hiring American Idol Like Employees BreAnna Fisher VP Business Development AutoMotion #TogetherToTheTop Linda Bartman CMO CDK Global – Marketing to Women the Consumer Journey
2:00p-2:40p Adam Robinson Hireology – Building a Successful Team Personal Branding – Laura Madison, National Director of Sales, Alan Ram’s Proactive Training Solutions Personal Branding;: Create and Maximize a Powerful Online Presence Hwei-Lin Oetken Kelley Blue Book Women Car Buyers VS Men Car Buyers
2:45p-3:00p Break
3:00p-3:30p Dennis Galbraith – Mentoring Women
3:35p-4:05p Ally Panel – Mentoring, Networking and Driving Diverse Culture
Moderator Kathy Gilbert – Director of Sales & Business Development – CDK Global
Andrea Riley – Chief Marketing Officer
Michele Lieber- Chief Public Policy Officer
Gina Proia- Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Kathie Patterson – Senior VP, Dealer Financial Services, HR
4:10p-4:40p Nancy Meyer – Publisher of the Orlando Sentinel — Adapting To A Changing Business Environment
4:45p-5:15p Elaine Richards – Vice President, Channel Development – Cars.com – Why bother?
Making connections for our businesses and ourselves
5:20p-5:50p Lisa Copeland GM and Partner Fiat Alfa Romeo of Austin-Keynote–Women In Leadership
5:50p-6:00p Sponsored Booth Highlights/ Sponsor Speaker Thank You
6:00p-8:00p ALLY Sponsor Entertainment/Cocktail/Makeovers Sponsored by Sisters Technology
August 20, 2015
Time Track 1
Leadership
Track 2
Personal Development
Track 3
Selling, Marketing, & Hiring for Women
7:30a-8:15a Breakfast – Sponsored Booth Highlights
8:00a-8:15a Welcome Back – Sponsor Awareness – Renita Hunt – Board President Dress for Success Orlando
8:20a-8:40a General Session Motivational – Tammie LeBleu
8:45a-9:15a General Session – Alexi Venneri co-founder and CEO of Digital Air Strike – Top 10 Tips for Using Social to Sell Cars
9:20a-9:40a General Session – Dealer Spotlight – Theresa Hordge Internet Sales Director Greenway Ford
9:45a-10:00a Break
10:00a-10:40a Scotty Reiss, President, International Motor Press Association; Founder, SheBuysCars – There’s No Better Time: Advice, Tips and Strategies to Achieve Your Automotive Leadership Goals Kristin Huntley Director of Content & Marketing Motofuze—Be Your Own Life Coach: 5 Questions Every Successful Woman Must Answer Susan Scarola – President National Foundation For Teen Safe Driving – A Case Study In Branding and Cause Marketing
10:45a-11:25a Women in Leadership Panel – Moderator Lisa Copeland Fiat Alfa Romeo of Austin, Mindy Howe Autobytel, Service Group Cyndi Guillot – Training Solutions Field Manager Service Group, ​Karen Klees – Certified Consumer Credit Compliance Professional at EFG Companies, Anne-Marie Baumann AutoMark Joni Stuker President Owner Connect – Strengthening Your Role at the Dealership Marc S. Bland
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion – IHS Top 20 Brands for Women and Top 20 vehicle models
11:25a-11:40a Break
11:40a-12:10p David Villa and David Cribbs – Auto Dealer Live Moderators
Keynote – HR Recruiting Strategies and Systems featuring
Gena Jankowski – Vice President of HR Brumos Automotive Group,
Tara Gallone Director, Talent Acquisition, Autonation,
Mercedes Garcia-Bancroft – National Recruiting Manager for Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE: ABG)
12:15p-1:15p Lunch – Pianist and inspirational speaker Jade Simmons
(Jade will also be signing autographs after her performance)
1:15p-1:40p Summarize who we are, what we do, stay connected, be a part of the change