Ann Wilson, a stalwart of the industry, 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, announced that she will retire at the end of 2024.
Currently, Wilson serves as senior vice president of government affairs for MEMA, the Vehicle Suppliers Association.
“For more than 20 years, Ann Wilson has been a guiding light, expertly navigating the legislative and regulatory landscapes,” commented Bill Long, CEO of 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.”
MEMA has chosen Ana Meuwissen to lead MEMA’s government-affairs initiatives and team upon Wilson’s retirement.
To ensure a smooth transition, Meuwissen will join MEMA on March 11, as senior vice president, MEMA government affairs, working closely with Wilson, who becomes MEMA’s executive vice president, MEMA government affairs.
Meuwissen brings a wealth of experience, having led government affairs for Bosch in the United States since 2012, according to MEMA.
Prior to her role at Bosch, she served as a senior policy advisor at the law firm Nelson Mullins in Washington, D.C. Meuwissen also has a deep understanding of MEMA from her time as an employee from 1998 to 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,” Long added. “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.”
In a news release, MEMA said it “extends its deepest gratitude to Ann Wilson for her years of service and leadership.”