AAIA 2013 Standing Committee Openings

Nominations are being accepted for AAIA standing committees for a three-year term commencing January 2013.

These committees primarily meet two times a year in conjunction with AAIA Leadership Days in the spring and fall, throughout the U.S., to provide direction and develop plans for the association. Some committees may meet an additional time and/or schedule various conference calls/webinars.

There is a limited number of openings for each committee. Criteria, goals and missions for each committee are listed below. If your job responsibility coincides with any of the committees mentioned and you are interested in becoming more involved in AAIA, please complete a nomination form located at http://www.aftermarket.org/Committees/2013-AAIA-Committee-Application-Form.aspx and include your relevant experience and qualifications. E-mail the form, along with an updated bio, to aaiacommittees@aftermarket.orgThe deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 23, 2012

Candidates will be reviewed and evaluated against the number of available seats, the demographics of business function, expertise and job positions that are to be filled. Recommendations are formed by the committee chair, vice chair and staff liaison and presented to AAIA’s Chairman of the Board for his approval. All candidates will be notified after Dec. 18, 2012.

Audit Committee – The committee’s primary function is to assist the AAIA board in fulfilling its responsibilities with respect to (1) the audit of the organization’s books and records and (2) the system of internal controls that the organization has established.

Category Management Committee – The committee works to bring aftermarket manufacturers, retailers and distributors together with the mutual trust necessary to share information, and to improve business operations and customer service.

Education Committee – The committee strives to enhance the business potential and competitive advantage of aftermarket professionals through its support of automotive aftermarket educational events and programs.

Government Affairs Committee – The committee works with association staff to develop and implement AAIA’s legislative and regulatory policies that are aimed at both protecting and enhancing the business of the vehicle aftermarket in the United States and abroad.

Investment Committee – In addition to meeting during Leadership Days, the committee meets monthly via conference calls in order to review the association’s portfolio performance. The committee reviews and approves investment decisions to ensure they comply with the guidelines of AAIA’s Investment Policy Statement including, but not limited to, style and asset allocation.

Market Intelligence Committee – The committee, together with the association’s professional research staff, works to identify major shifts in aftermarket industry trends and assesses the impact on current and future industry business practices.

Marketing and Communications Committee – The committee provides overall counsel, vision and direction to the association through its marketing and member relations professional staff in the planning and implementation of programs and activities that market and promote products, programs and services, and in communicating news and information both internally to members and externally on behalf of members and the aftermarket industry; and provides strategic direction for member retention and recruitment.

Show Committee – Committee responsibilities include reviewing the content and presentation of AAIA events at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW). The committee advises show management on long-range strategies and helps direct the promotional campaign for future AAPEX and HDAW events.

Technology Standards & Solutions Committee – The committee consists of member volunteers from a variety of aftermarket industry segments who meet to develop computer standards and best business practices in the area of supply chain technology and data exchange.

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