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MEMA industry advocate Ann Wilson announces retirement

Ana Meuwissen to lead MEMA’s government affairs initiatives and team upon Wilson’s retirement at end of year

Research Triangle Park, N.C.—MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, has announced significant organizational changes as it prepares for the future. Ann Wilson, a member of the Automotive Hall of Fame and a leading voice in Washington D.C. advocating for the supplier industry for over two decades, has announced her retirement at the end of 2024.

“For more than 20 years, Ann Wilson has been a guiding light, expertly navigating the legislative and regulatory landscapes,” commented Bill Long, CEO, MEMA. “Her deep understanding of the needs of the vehicle supplier community and her exceptional leadership have left an indelible mark on MEMA and the entire supplier industry. We are deeply grateful to Ann for her service.”

Concurrently, MEMA has chosen Ana Meuwissen to lead MEMA’s government affairs initiatives and team upon Wilson’s retirement.

Ana Meuwissen

To ensure a smooth transition, Ana Meuwissen will join MEMA on March 11, as Senior Vice President, MEMA Government Affairs working closely with Ann Wilson, who becomes MEMA’s Executive Vice President, MEMA Government Affairs.

Meuwissen has led government affairs for Bosch in the U.S. since 2012. Prior to her role at Bosch, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the law firm Nelson Mullins in Washington, D.C. She also has a deep understanding of MEMA from her time as an employee from 1998-2005 as Director of Government Relations. Meuwissen is a former chair of MEMA’s Government Affairs Committee and is the current chair of the Government Affairs Advisory Committee of the MEMA Board of Directors.

“Ana Meuwissen’s return to MEMA is a significant gain for our organization. Her profound understanding of industry policies, her proactive approach, and her proven leadership skills make her the ideal successor to carry forward Ann’s legacy,” added Long.

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