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Friday, April 12 2019 - 22:00
Los Angeles Auto Show Welcomes New Members To Automobility LA Advisory Board
LOS ANGELES, Apr. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

-- Four New Industry Professionals Join Exclusive Council to Help Further Grow 
and Transform the Show's Press and Trade Event

The Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show(R)) ( 
) and AutoMobility LA(TM) ( 
), the show's press and trade event, announced four new members of its 
AutoMobility LA Advisory Board, bringing together a diverse mix of industry 
professionals and thought leaders to help further grow and transform one of the 
most well-attended auto shows in the world. Offering a breadth of automotive, 
tech, and design experience, newly appointed board members include: Danny 
Stillion, partner and executive design director at IDEO; Kerry Lebel, head of 
marketing for Alexa Auto at Amazon; Manny Lopez, lead analyst of the Mobility 
Group at General Motors; and Mike Dosenbach, director of cloud and connectivity 
at MBRDNA (Seattle).

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"As leaders in the auto show space, we take pride in our efforts of providing a 
unique platform such as AutoMobility LA where leaders in auto, tech, and now 
lifestyle come together to learn, grow and fortify strong connections with a 
goal of transforming and evolving the auto industry as we know it," said Lisa 
Kaz, owner and CEO of the LA Auto Show and AutoMobility LA. "So that we can 
continue challenging ourselves and ensuring we offer a can't-miss industry 
event like AutoMobility LA, our team works hard to identify and welcome top 
talent and thought leaders across relevant industries to be active participants 
of our AutoMobility LA Advisory Board."

Danny Stillion ( 
), partner and executive design director at IDEO, has a deep grounding in 
interaction design which has perfectly intersected with IDEO's transportation 
and mobility work. With over 20 years of experience, Stillion has collaborated 
with the world's leading automotive companies and top mobility start-ups where 
he has shaped a wide variety of human-machine interfaces, vehicle features, 
ownership models, and telematics services. 

Kerry Lebel ( 
), head of marketing for Alexa Auto at Amazon, is responsible for driving 
growth and adoption of Alexa in the automotive space. Offering 20 years of tech 
industry experience, primarily working for Fortune 500 companies, Lebel has 
held roles ranging from executive consulting to product and GTM strategy 
leadership positions.

Manny Lopez ( 
), lead analyst of the connected car, infotainment and shared mobility group at 
General Motors (GM), developed a strong investigative and analytical mindset 
after spending over 15 years as a journalist and automotive editor at media 
outlets across the country. Prior to joining GM, Lopez also worked at a public 
policy think tank in Michigan.

Mike Dosenbach ( 
), director of cloud and connectivity for the MBRDNA Hub in Seattle, focuses on 
software development and cloud computing for Mercedes-Benz connected vehicles. 
With over 23 years of software engineering and management experience, Dosenbach 
now leads the Seattle office, along with two teams in Long Beach, CA, where he 
concentrates his efforts in driving cloud technologies and new computing 
paradigms at Daimler. 

In addition to AutoMobility LA's four newest Advisory Board members, this 
year's returning members include: Alex Roy, director of special operations at 
Argo.AI and editor-at-large for The Drive; Anupam Malhotra, director of 
connected vehicles and data at Audi of America; Bryan Biniak, founder and CEO 
of ConnectedTravel(TM); John Ellis, founder and managing director of Ellis & 
Associates; Justin Fishkin, former chief strategy officer at Local Motors; 
Manuela Papadopol, CEO of Designated Driver; Olabisi Boyle, vice president of 
Internet of Things (IoT) at Visa; and Roger Lanctot, director of automotive 
connected mobility at Strategy Analytics. 

For more information about AutoMobility LA and the AutoMobility LA Advisory 
Board, visit

About the Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA
Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show(R)) is the first major 
North American auto show of the season annually. In 2016, the show's Press & 
Trade Days merged with the Connected Car Expo (CCE) to become AutoMobility 
LA(TM), the industry's first trade show converging the technology and 
automotive sectors to launch new products and technologies and to discuss the 
most pressing issues surrounding the future of transportation and mobility. 
AutoMobility LA 2019 will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center Nov. 
18-21, with manufacturer vehicle debuts intermixed. LA Auto Show 2019 will be 
open to the public Nov. 22-Dec 1. AutoMobility LA is where the new auto 
industry gets business done, unveils groundbreaking new products and makes 
strategic announcements in front of media and industry professionals from 
around the globe. LA Auto Show is endorsed by the Greater L.A. New Car Dealer 
Association and is owned and operated by ANSA Productions.  To receive the 
latest show news and information, follow the LA Auto Show on Twitter ( 
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) and sign up for alerts at For more information 
about AutoMobility LA, please visit and follow 
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SOURCE: Los Angeles Auto Show