Ann Wilson joined the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) on June 1, 2004, as vice president of government affairs, based in the association’s Washington, D.C., office. 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. She also coordinates the Government Affairs Committee, which consists of government affairs professionals and other executives from MEMA’s three market segment associations – the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA). The 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.
Wilson comes to MEMA from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), Washington, D.C., where she served as the senior vice president of government affairs. 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.