10th Annual SAWF Conference

10th Annual SAWF Conference July 25-26, 2019
Hilton Franklin Cool Springs
Franklin, TN

MEMBERS: $200.00 President's Reception & Friday Conference | $85 President's Reception Onl
NONMEMBERS: $300.00 President's Reception & Friday Conference | $110 President's Reception Only
STUDENTS: $85.00 President's Reception & Friday Conference | $30 President's Reception Only

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SAWF 2019 Sponsorship Brochure

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Friday Keynote Speaker: Doneen McDowell 
Manufacturing Executive Director, GMNA Engine and GMCH Sites

General Motors

Making Manufacturing a Competitive Advantage

Doneen McDowell currently leads the engine and component manufacturing in GM North America across 10 sites.  She was appointed to this position in February of 2018.  Prior to this position, she was the Executive Director Global / GMNA Manufacturing Engineering – Vehicles Systems for 3 years.  The organization she led was responsible to develop the Global Bill of Process and Bill of Equipment standards and new technology advancements in the areas of paint, general assembly, conveyors, and controls and robotics.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
4:00 PM  Registration Opens
5:00 PM  to 8:00 PM – President's Reception
   5:00 PM  Registration, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and networking
   6:00 PM  Program begins
  6:15 pm – A C
onversation with an Automotive Pioneer 
                  Linda Miller, former Director of Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company
interviewed by Susan Brennan, Chief Operations Manager of Bloomenergy
6:55 pm – Don't Be a Backseat Driver 
                  Mila Grigg, Moda Image & Brand Consulting
 7:40 PM  Networking
8:00 PM   President's reception ends.

9:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Afterglow (SOLD OUT)

Friday, July 26, 2019 
7:30 AM     Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM     Welcome

9:00 AM    Making Manufacturing a Competitive Advantage
                    Doneen McDowell, Manufacturing Executive Director, General Motors

9:45 AM        Networking Break

10:00 AM    Panel Discussion: Navigating the OEM/Supplier Partnership
                      Moderator: Janette Hostettler, Vice President, Mazda Toyota 

                        Ginger Bailey, Founder and CEO, Racemark International
                        Joan Benore, Vice President Administration, Benore Logistic Systems, Inc.
                        Linda Macht, President, Tottser-Iroquois Industries
                        Rosa Santana, Chief Executive Officer, Santana Group

11:15 AM     Networking Lunch

12:15 PM    Optimizing Your Performance in the Workplace
                      Laura Lile, M.D., R.PH., Lile Wellness Partners

1:00 PM      Scholarship Presentation

2:00 PM      Adjourn

Hotel Information – Book Your Room

SAWF has special room discounts for attendees at the following:

Hilton Franklin Cool Springs
601 Corporate Centre Drive
Franklin, TN 37067

Click button below by June 25th to register. After June 25th but by June 28th, email RoseAnn@Southernautomotivewomen.org if interested in booking a room.







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