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We are pleased to announce our featured speakers for the
2017 Meeting:


Dr. Story Musgrave
Retired NASA Astronaut

Story Musgrave is a veteran of six Space Shuttle flights and was a  Spacewalker on the first Hubble Space Telescope Repair Mission.

He holds six graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, and literature. He as been awarded 20 honorary doctorates. He was also a part-time trauma surgeon for the duration of his  30 year astronaut career

Today he is a producer/director of multimedia, a landscape architect, a heavy equipment operator, an innovator with Applied Minds, Inc, and a professor of design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Musgrave's appearance sponsored by
American Tire Distributors


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Jennifer Boyer
 U.S. Aftermarket Parts Marketing Manager
Ford Motor Company

Jennifer has 23 years with Ford Motor Company and has held a variety of positions within Marketing, Sales and Service.  In her current position, Jennifer’s team is responsible for all aftermarket marketing programs and Ford’s three parts brands; Ford, Motorcraft and Omnicraft. Her team is dedicated to supporting dealers in growing the parts business.


Randy Johnson
Founder & President - Car People Marketing

Randy Johnson is the Founder and President of Car People Marketing. Before opening Car People Marketing in 2001, Randy grew up in the independent repair business in West Virginia before eventually becoming the Corporate Fixed-Operations Director over 17 dealerships in Florida. Today, he is a highly sought after keynote speaker for leading service and parts events across the country and recognized as an automotive industry thought-leader. Randy is passionate about helping dealership service departments thrive. 


Nicole Stott
Artist/Retired NASA Astronaut

Seeing the Earth from space, Nicole had an epiphany.  In awe of the overwhelming beauty of our home planet, she knew that she would dedicate the rest of her life to sharing that experience with others.

Nicole is a veteran astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS).  She is also a NASA Aquanaut and holds the Women's World Record for saturation diving following her 18-day mission with the NEEMO9 crew on the Aquarius undersea habitat.

Always an artist, Nicole brought a small watercolor kit with her on her mission to the ISS.  She is the first NASA astronaut to paint in space.

After 28 years with NASA, she has begun her next adventure as a full-time Artist and SciArt Education Advocate. Through her artwork, she uniquely shares the awesome beauty she was blessed to experience through the windows of her spacecraft, and will continue to promote the amazing things we're doing every day in space that benefit us all right here on Earth.  Combining her artwork and spaceflight experience, she is also actively working to inspire student, educator, and general public interest in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) that comes wonderfully through the integration of Art and Science.

Learn more about Nicole at  www.theartisticastronaut.com

 

Nicole Stott's appearance sponsored by
Continental Tire


Saturday Town Hall Panelists

Bill Goess
Southeast Region Manager Blue Diamond

Joe Ryan
Orlando Region Parts & Service Operations Manager

Senor Orphelia
Plant Manager, Lakeland HVC

Jim Johnson
Ford Training/Rotunda

Steve Morgan
Ford Southeast Aftermarket Sales Manager

Kirk Leifson
Ford Warranty Support & Counseling Manager

Cory Collins
Ford Fleet Parts Specialist