MEMA announces key organizational changes: Retirement of Ann Wilson and appointment of Ana Meuwissen

MEMA has chosen Ana Meuwissen to lead MEMA’s government affairs initiatives and team upon Wilson’s retirement.

Ann Wilson

MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association, (MEMA) today announced significant organizational changes as it prepares for the future. 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, has announced her retirement at the end of 2024.

“For more than 20 years, Ann Wilson has been a guiding light, expertly navigating the legislative and regulatory landscapes,” commented Bill Long, CEO, 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.”

Concurrently, MEMA has chosen Ana Meuwissen to lead MEMA’s government affairs initiatives and team upon Wilson’s retirement.

To ensure a smooth transition, Ana Meuwissen will join MEMA on March 11th, 2024, as Senior Vice President, MEMA Government Affairs working closely with Ann 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 U.S. since 2012. Prior to her role at Bosch, she served as a Senior Policy Advisor at the law firm Nelson Mullins in Washington, D.C. Ana also has a deep understanding of MEMA from her time as an employee from 1998-2005 as Director of Government Relations. Ana 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. 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,” added Long.

MEMA said it extends its deepest gratitude to Ann Wilson for her years of service and leadership.

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