ARLINGTON, VA—The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers, a trade association representing 15 international motor vehicle manufacturers, has named Annemarie Pender as its new director of communications. Pender brings more than a dozen years of experience in the automotive and association industries to the job, including a prior assignment at AIAM.
Prior to joining AIAM, Pender served as senior public affairs specialist at American Honda Motor Company, and as a public affairs specialist with Mazda North American Operations. She has worked in government relations for the American Textile Manufacturers Institute, and, in her first career position, as a public affairs coordinator at AIAM. She earned a Master of Arts in Public Communications from American University.
AIAM provides members with information, analysis and advocacy on a wide variety of legislative and regulatory issues impacting the auto sector, with a focus on free trade, motor vehicle safety and environmental issues.