Kathleen Schmatz Named to U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has named Kathleen Schmatz to its Association
Committee of 100, comprised of the country's leading association chief
executives. Schmatz is president and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket
Industry Association (AAIA).
"The Association Committee of 100 is one of the most prestigious
appointments in the association community," said Raymond P. Towle,
IOM, CAE, executive director, Association and Chamber Relations, U.S.
Chamber of Commerce. "The selection of these executives is a testament
to their leadership and standing among their peers. The U.S. Chamber is
proud to be associated with such outstanding leaders."
Founded in 1958, the Association Committee of 100 is comprised of experienced
CEOs who represent association members before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors; enhance Chamber lobbying and coalition work; recommend
programming; and strengthen outreach to the business and association community.
"Being named to the Chamber's Committee of 100 is the top honor in
America for association executives," said David Caracci, AAIA chair.
"This national recognition of Kathleen's leadership qualities is
clearly well-deserved on a personal and professional level, but also elevates
AAIA's stature and showcases the automotive aftermarket industry."
Five former members of Congress, two governors and several "Executives
of the Year" currently serve on the Committee of 100. The group includes
a diverse combination of men and women from throughout the United States
representing associations of all sizes, both national and international.