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The Car Care Council Women’s Board (WB) has chosen Jody DeVere, CEO, AskPatty.com, as the ninth annual Aftermarket Woman of the Year. Amy Mattinat, owner and manager of Auto Craftsmen, has been named the Female Service Shop Owner of the Year, while Andrea Schultz has been selected as the first-ever Woman of Promise. The announcement was made at the 2012 Women’s Board reception, Tuesday evening, at the Sands Expo Center.
The Women of the Year awards are administered by the WB Career Leadership Committee. The Woman of the Year is chosen based on her longevity in the aftermarket.
Aftermarket Woman of the Year
Jody DeVere has been active in the industry for nine years after 25 years of achievement as an entrepreneur focused on sales and marketing leadership. She created a multi-level platform, which provides automotive education to women consumers featuring AskPatty.com, blogging, video, radio and TV appearances, and more.
She has created or participated in many programs dedicated to aftermarket education, including a panel of more than 50 women automotive experts, a training and certification program, a partnership between the Girl Scouts of America and AutoTEX Pink Wiper blades, and more.
DeVere has held many leadership roles such as president of Women’s Automotive Association International, where she is currently treasurer/secretary and spokesperson on car care and safety for the Rain-X division of Shell Oil and the Mobil 1 Motor Oil division of Exxon/Mobil. She has won many awards for her achievements and is an active member in a number of automotive organizations including the WB.