AASA’s president and CEO, Paul McCarthy, recently announced multiple promotions within the association in recognition of hard work, professional development and dedication to the automotive aftermarket.
Ben Brucato, a 20-year industry veteran, has been promoted to vice president of engagement. Brucato has led multiple teams, including marketing, sponsorships and membership, during his time with AASA. He is lead over the Overseas Automotive Council, Modern Industry eXpertise Council and Marketing Executives Council, and specializes in member acquisition, engagement and retention.
Megan Gardner, with more than two decades of marketing and automotive-industry experience, has been promoted to senior director of sales and marketing. Gardner oversees the AASA marketing team, is lead over the OE Service Council, owns sponsorship and marketing responsibilities and supports government advocacy efforts.
Elizabeth Goad, with more than 10 years of tenure with AASA, has been promoted to senior director of events and meetings. Goad executes more than 90 events annually, including conferences, webinars and council meetings, and leads AASA and MEMA‘s activities as co-owner of AAPEX, which is one of the world’s largest aftermarket gatherings.
“We are honored to announce these promotions to kickoff 2022,” McCarthy said. “These three team members continuously exude qualities of strong leaders that contribute to a healthy and successful organization. Ben, Megan and Liz have worked diligently to connect members to what matters and have helped make AASA and the automotive aftermarket a better place for all of our members.”
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