Martha E. Rader, Ph.D.
Dr. Martha E. Rader is a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, is the principal of Rader Leadership, and a professor.
As an independent leadership and teams’ developer, coach, trainer, and culture consultant, Dr. Rader has over 25 years of experience as an executive, leader, and manager in the automotive and banking industries and has had the opportunity to study the effects of generational differences in organizations.
Claire Calhoun, MS
Owner, New Life Public Relations
Claire Calhoun, is a marketing and public relations specialist. She has spent over 20 years in marketing, communication, and sales. Within the automotive industry Claire has served as a trainer, consultant and leader. She is responsible for launching programs including Ecosmart, CarLove and Colors on Parade Veteran Franchising. She established the first international CarLove franchise and managed marketing efforts and recruiting for over 300 locations across the United States.
CEO, AskPatty.com, Inc.
Jody DeVere is an internationally recognized speaker, trainer, often quoted industry pundit and spokesperson for the automotive industry on the women’s market. She is a champion for women in the automotive industry and in her role as marketing to women expert her goal is to educate the automotive industry at large and promote, mentor and support careers for women in the automotive industry. Her company AskPatty.com, Inc. serves as the first point of contact for many women who are seeking the very best experience to buy a car and service by visiting Certified Female Friendly® automotive retail locations across the United States and Canada.
McCeil Johnson, J.D.
McCeil Johnson is a woman for all seasons. McCeil’s core competencies reflect an amalgam of domain expertise acquired through 20 years of professional experience gained in the areas of compliance, diversity, and legal affairs. McCeil enjoys the process of knowledge acquisition new experiences. McCeil prides herself on being a servant leader who enjoys helping others achieve their professional goals and ascend to new heights. McCeil is a native of Des Moines, Iowa. McCeil pursued her quest for knowledge and scholarship at the University of Iowa, where she earned a BA, and an MA and JD from the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, and College of Law, respectively. McCeil is currently the University of Phoenix’s Vice President, Accreditation & Regulatory Compliance, providing leadership and management of the University of Phoenix’s institutional and college-specific accreditation and regulatory initiatives, including institutional, programmatic, state boards, and other regulatory functions.
Canadian Consultant – Patricia A. Muir, PCC
Patricia is our Canadian Consultant, a veteran businesswoman, and a thought leader in Quality and Leadership. Her consulting and executive coaching career in automotive dealerships spans three decades.
Patrica is known as a standard-bearer. Give her a standard or a piece of legislation and she will interpret and develop a program that makes sense for your organization while providing the piece-of-mind of compliance.
Sirena Pellarolo, Ph.D.
Sirena Pellarolo, Ph.D. is a board- certified Holistic Health Coach and spiritual counselor, international best-selling author and speaker, radio host and blogger. A recipient of the UCLA Graduate Woman of the Year Award, she has over 35 years-experience researching women’s empowerment, mentoring thousands of students and clients, and facilitating women’s circles. Dr. Pellarolo takes a holistic approach to guide clients navigate career and life transitions successfully drawing from her extensive training and experience in the body, mind and spirit connection. Her own midlife re-launch from College Professor to Transition Coach models for her clients how to courageously rebirth themselves by unleashing their unique personal power, creative self-expression and hands-on genius.
Joni is an author and Ted Talk Presenter with 32 years proven automotive consulting experience. She has provided training throughout all of United States; Europe; Australia; Puerto Rico and beyond. She has frequently been a featured speaker at NADA, Digital Dealer, RVDA, and countless 20 groups. Joni is a BDC expert with a true “development focus” which is blended for both Service and Sales approaches, and she is a General Motors BDC turn key vendor. Joni is a Founding Member of Women in Automotive and the creator of “Her Car Matters”.