AACF Appoints Lutz, Reinhardt to Board

AACF Appoints Lutz, Reinhardt to Board | THE SHOPThe Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has added two new members, Jacki Lutz and Kathryn Reinhardt, to its Board of Trustees, the organization announced.

Lutz is global head of communications, training and eCommerce, auto at Sensata Technologies, and brings 14 years of marketing experience and nine years in the automotive aftermarket, the organization said.

“I have admired AACF from afar for many years,” said Lutz. “I have always respected their mission and the positive impact the AACF has on so many lives from all over the automotive aftermarket. Over the past few years, I supported their fundraisers and promoted their mission on LinkedIn. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity now to play a larger role in their mission and I am honored to have been selected to serve.”

AACF Appoints Lutz, Reinhardt to Board | THE SHOP
Jacki Lutz

Lutz sits on several other association boards including Young Auto Care Network Group, Women in Auto Care and was the past president of the Automotive Communications Council.

Reinhardt is senior vice president of marketing and events for Hemmings and brings over 20 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket.

“I am honored to be part of this elite group of volunteers who donate their time, resources and experience to making a difference in the lives of our automotive aftermarket community,” said Reinhardt. “I am grateful to be able to join the board and give back to an industry that has given me so much.”

Reinhardt serves on the SEMA Board of Directors and was awarded SEMA’s Person of the Year and the Top 35 under 35 award, along with a number of other industry accolades.

AACF Appoints Lutz, Reinhardt to Board | THE SHOP
Kathryn Reinhardt

“I am both excited and honored to have Jacki and Kathryn join the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees,” said Larry Magee, Foundation President. “Jacki and Kathryn bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion to the AACF that better enables our ability to achieve our mission of helping those within our industry who have fallen on hard times and have nowhere else to turn among the diverse Automotive Aftermarket we serve.”

“The AACF board realizes the importance of diversity of its members and relies on a variety of industry experiences to further the mission of helping families,” said Joel Ayres, AACF Executive Director; “Bringing on two female professionals will no doubt improve the reach of the foundations’ mission.”

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