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Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
Ann Wilson is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) in Washington, D.C. She joined the association on June 1, 2004.
Wilson works with the association’s Washington office staff in overseeing federal and state legislative and regulatory monitoring, reporting and advocacy. She develops and promotes association members’ views on legislation and regulations affecting the motor vehicle supplier industry.
The MEMA Washington office coordinates the Government Affairs Committee, which consists of government affairs professionals and other executives from MEMA’s affiliate associations – the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). These committee guides staff in establishing specific legislative, regulatory and public affairs communications goals on behalf of all MEMA members, and developing plans to achieve them. The MEMA Washington office also manages the Brand Protection Committee, which helps address and set the associations’ priorities in the areas of counterfeiting, diversion, non-compliant products and intellectual property rights.
Wilson comes to MEMA from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), Washington, D.C., where she served as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. At RMA, Wilson worked closely with the association’s board and committees to create, manage and implement policy directives. Her areas of expertise included transportation, tire safety regulations, state and federal taxes, international trade and international harmonization.
Prior to joining RMA in 1998, Wilson was the Vice President of Government Affairs for the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), based in Alexandria, Va. She served as state legislative council for the American Trucking Associations from 1989 to 1991, when she joined the AMSA.
Wilson earned her law degree and the National Order of the Barrister from the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Mo. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in child advocacy.