New York International Auto Show Director Appointed to Board of Directors
Sep 23, 2008
(Tacoma, WA) – America’s Car Museum is proud to name Candida Romanelli to its Board of Directors. Romanelli has served on the Museum’s Steering Committee for over a year and was elected to the Board of Directors during the board meeting earlier this month. Romanelli has served as Show Director for the New York International Automobile Show (NYIAS) since 1992. She oversees all areas of the show from strategy and planning to securing corporate sponsorships. Under her leadership the NYIAS has grown substantially to become a premiere international auto show. She also serves as Vice President, Center for Automotive Education and Training and maintains her position as Vice President of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers’ Association, the organization that owns and operates the NYIAS and represents over 500 new car dealers in the nine counties of downstate New York. Romanelli is one of the highest ranking and most influential women in the auto show field.
“It is a great honor to be a part of this important and ambitious project. As the custodians of North America’s oldest auto show, we understand how important it is to preserve our industry’s glorious past as we celebrate its future. Setting the Museum’s amazing collection in a state-of-the-art facility is inspired and we know that when it is completed, it will excite and educate automobile enthusiasts the world over,” said Romanelli.
David Madeira, President & CEO of LeMay - America’s Car Museum, expressed his enthusiasm for Romanelli’s joining the Board of Directors. “Candida is a dynamic individual who really understands marketing and promotion. Her expertise, energy and connections with the automotive media and industry will bring great benefit to our efforts to build the world’s foremost auto museum. We’re delighted to have her as part of our leadership.”
Romanelli is very active in the community as she is Vice President and member of the board of managers of the East Side House Settlement, a non-profit organization located in the South Bronx of New York, the poorest congressional district in the United States. She is also a founding member, past president and current advisor to the Women’s Automotive Association International, an association started in 1997 to further the advancement of women in the auto industry. In addition, Candida is a member of the International Motor Press Association, the International Association for Exhibition Managers, the American Society for Association Executives, the Automotive Trade Association Executives and the National Association for Consumer Shows. Romanelli currently resides in RoslynHeights, in Nassau County, New York.