America’s Automotive Trust Strengthens Leadership Team

The America’s Automotive Trust (AAT) Board of Directors has named Adam Langsbard CEO. Langsbard will be responsible for the management of AAT’s wide range of initiatives, including America’s Car Museum (ACM), the RPM Foundation, Concours Club and Club Auto.

“Adam comes to us with a successful and diverse track record of evolving and elevating many different types of enterprises,” said AAT Chairman Corry McFarland. “He represents the foundation of a natural succession plan that, we’re confident, will take AAT and its affiliates to new levels.”

Langsbard comes to AAT from the Petersen Automotive Museum, where he served as chief marketing officer through the museum’s renovation. During his time there, the museum enjoyed exceptional growth, specifically in the areas of sponsorship, partnership and brand development, according to AAT. Langsbard spearheaded a revitalization effort for the museum that on-boarded more than 20 corporate partners spanning marketing, advertising, sponsorships, events and fundraising.

Prior to that, Langsbard served in various leadership capacities in the marketing and entertainment industries, including various posts at Sony Pictures, New Line Cinema, 20th Century Fox, as well as a notable duration with his own marketing agency.

“For each one of AAT’s numerous endeavors in automotive, the challenge of leading such a robust organization is an honor,” said Langsbard. “I’m excited to begin my contribution to AAT and oversee its wide range of initiatives.”

Meanwhile, David Madeira received the new title of vice chairman. During his 15 years with AAT, Madeira has overseen the initial fundraising and construction of ACM. The steady growth and success of the museum served as the anchor point for a vision that became AAT ,according to the trust.

“David’s role as vice chairman will provide him a platform to focus on strategic planning and initiatives and work directly with me to continue the work he began from the very beginning of this institution,” McFarland said.

“I look forward to leading the AAT board’s strategic initiatives and welcome Adam. On behalf of the entire team, we look forward to working with him on building an even stronger institution,” Madeira said.

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