WANADA thanks the many individuals and sponsors who made Washington’s Auto Show succeed

A 10-day region-wide event like the Washington Auto Show could never happen without the hard work of many dedicated people. WANADA would like to thank them for their many contributions.

The Auto Show starts with the leaders on the 2019 Auto Show Committee, who were as follows: John Ourisman, Ourisman Automotive, chairman; Jamie Darvish, DARCARS; Chip Doetsch, Apple Ford/Lincoln; Robert Fogarty, Jr., Sport Automotive; Daniel Jobe, Capitol Cadillac; Robert Ourisman, Jr., Ourisman Automotive; Kevin Reilly, Alexandria Hyundai, and John Bowis, WANADA Chairman, ex officio.

WANADA would especially like to thank the Washington Auto Show’s generous sponsors: Toyota; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles; State Farm; Exelon; EZ-EV, Michigan Economic Development Corporation; Lyft; SpotHero; Allstate; and the American Iron and Steel Institute.

Public Policy Days, including MobilityTalks International and Media Day, which immediately preceded consumer days at the Auto Show, were sponsored by the Auto Alliance, Association of Global Automakers; Honda; the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association; Qualcomm; Rifkin Weiner Livingston; SBD Automotive; and The Hill.

The Sneak Peek Preview was sponsored by the Auto Alliance; Hargrove; NADA; and Qualcomm.

The WANADA Member Reception was sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Comcast Spotlight and Cox Automotive. Valet Parking for the WANADA Member Reception was sponsored by WellNet Healthcare.

The VIP Exotic Car and Luxury Lifestyle Event was sponsored by RBC Wealth Management; Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C.; and TTR Sotheby’s.

Military Tribute Day was sponsored by Jeep.

D.C. sports team partners to the Washington Auto Show were the following: D.C. United, the Washington Redskins, the Washington Nationals, and Monumental Sports and Entertainment, owners of the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, and Washington Mystics.

Ron Cogan, publisher of the Green Car Journal, again delivered the Green Car Awards at the Washington Auto Show. And Automotive Rhythms again sponsored the ART of Motion exhibit.

Co-located conferences at the Washington Auto Show were AUTOS 2050 and the SAE Government/Industry Conference.
WANADA salutes its staff and auto show consultants, who worked hard to make the Washington Auto Show (WAS) happen, under the leadership of WANADA CEO and WAS Producer John O’Donnell. They are: Isabel Garcia, CFO; Joe Koch, WAS assistant producer; Bob Storin, vice president of marketing; Mike Bushnell, communications manager; Kathy Teich, executive assistant; Katy Orme, administrative assistant; Bob Yoffe, show manager, and Chris Hosford, senior communications consultant.

WANADA also thanks its Washington Auto Show publication group, consisting of Joan Mooney, Gerry Murphy. Auto journalist Les Jackson contributed content for the Auto Show Program Guide and led VIP tours for consumers. Other VIP tour guides were John Davis, William W. Hopper, Alvin Jones and Fadra Nally. Photography for the Auto Show was handled by Bonnie Moret and her team.

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