Washington DC – August 1, 2022 — The Automotive Communications Council (ACC) has announced that new selections have been made to the organization’s leadership team and board member lineup. The announcement of the new roles provides an exceptional opportunity for ACC to continue its objective of providing networking and educational programs in support of all members and their responsibilities as marketing and communication professionals within the automotive aftermarket.

The member-run ACC is led by a leadership team consisting of a president, vice president and immediate past president. The leadership team is supported by six members of the ACC who serve as board members.


The leadership team for 2022-2023 is:

  • President: John McGrane, Acme Manufacturing
  • Vice President: Shawn Collins, EXTEND GROUP
  • Immediate Past President: Jennifer Holland, ASE

The newest member who has been elected as a board member is:

  • Leyla Saad, Schrader TPMS Solutions

Current board members are:

  • Joanne Baik, DENSO
  • Shawn Bird, AutoNet TV Media
  • Peter Bulmer, Turnkey Media
  • Patrick Cronin, NTN Bearing Corporation
  • Heather King, John Dow Industries

Immediate past president Jennifer Holland announced the new appointments for the leadership team and board members noting, “The ACC is extremely proud to have this elected board of individuals leading our organization as we move into an anticipated time of growth as we emerge from the pandemic. Starting with the annual conference in August in Savannah, we look forward to offering valued networking and educational events supporting the professional members of ACC. These activities are only possible with a dedicated group of individuals to lead ACC in a collective effort to bring value to our industry.”

“We truly appreciate the high level of engagement by our immediate past president, Jennifer Holland,” added newly appointed ACC President John McGrane.

“Jennifer led our organization through unprecedented challenges and has further solidified the foundation of the association, setting us up for success going forward. I am thankful to have her continued participation and guidance.”

All newly appointed members begin their roles effective immediately.

About the ACC

For marketing and communications professionals in the auto care industry, the Automotive Communications Council is a unique forum for learning and professional development focused on current and emerging marketing practices, achieved through collaboration and idea-sharing with like-minded professionals. Visit us at acc-online.org for more information.