BusinessWeek’s Kiley elected President; Newman 2nd VP, Chieco, Fahey, Love, Proia join Board;

BUSINESSWEEK’S KILEY ELECTED PRESIDENT
CHIECO, FAHEY, LOVE AND PROIA JOIN BOARD

NEWMAN MOVES FROM DIRECTOR TO SECOND VICE PRESIDENT

The 2005 International Motor Press Association complete Board of Directors:

President:  Dave Kiley, BusinessWeek*
First Vice President:  Kate McLeod, freelance
Second Vice President:  Rick Newman, U.S. News & World Report*
Secretary:  Michelle Murad, Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Treasurer:  Mike Geylin, Kermish-Geylin Public Relations
President Emeritus:  Slaton White, Field & Stream
Directors:  Fred Chieco, WABC-TV*
                 Russell Datz, BrandWarePR
                 Jonathan Fahey, Forbes
                 Kathleen Hamilton
                 Nick Kurczewski, freelance
                 Doug Love, Consumer Reports*
                 Gina Proia, General Motors*
                       
* newly elected

A letter from the new IMPA President:

Jan. 5, 20015

Dear IMPA Members:

Thanks to all of you who voted for me to be your 2005 President.

I feel especially honored since my election comes on the heels of my move back to New York after six years in Detroit. Despite my absence, though, I have never let my IMPA membership lapse, and have always considered IMPA part of my lifeline back to my New York roots.

Though most of you probably know my byline from USA Today, I realize that many don’t know me beyond the name on the page.

I joined BusinessWeek last July as Marketing Editor after serving as Detroit Bureau Chief for USA Today for four years. Before that I worked several years for AdWeek and BrandWeek as reporter, editor and columnist. I also worked two stints in public relations for two advertising agencies. Though my new job at Businessweek goes beyond the auto industry, auto companies and the industry are a regular part of my section in the magazine.

I have authored two auto industry books: Getting The Bugs Out: The Rise, Fall and Comeback of Volkswagen in America, John Wiley & Sons, 2001; Driven: Inside BMW, The Most Admired Car Company in the World, John Wiley & Sons, 2004.

Getting The Bugs Out earned me the 2001 Ken Purdy Award for Excellence in Automotive Journalism, and it is an honor I cherish.

My goals are simple for 2005: Efficient operation of IMPA, especially Test Day; and compelling monthly meetings.

If any of you have ideas and thoughts you want heard, please feel free to e-mail me at David_Kiley@businessweek.com

Sincerely
David Kiley
IMPA President, 2005.