Mary has been active in the automotive industry for almost 30 years. She is currently employed as a Regional Sales Manager for NGK Spark Plugs, since 1991.
Mary started out as a nurse in Michigan after attending University of Michigan. She worked for an Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon for over 7 years. She then added Marketing to her degree’s and joined Clark Equipment Company for 18 years working with Dealers in the field. Mary ended up in Sacramento working for the Western/Southern Regional Office.
Since joining NGK I have had the pleasure to work various events for Motorsports and be involved with the planning and execution of consumer events.
Mary has had a passion for racing since the 1970’s. She was a member of the Porsche Club of America, (PCA) in Michigan where she resided. Racing her 912/911 at Mosport in Canada, Mid-Ohio, Michigan Int’l Speedway, Watkins Glen and more. When she moved to California she joined the CSRG Vintage Racing Club out of Sonoma Raceway where she raced Vintage cars.
Current club memberships include :
* Croatian American Woman’s Club, President
*Croatian American Cultural Center, Board of Trustee.
*2008 – First Woman elected to California Automotive
Wholesalers Association as Board of Directors. 4 years.
*CAWA -Served on Manufacturers Advisory Council, 6 yrs.
I look forward to working with the California Automotive Museum’s Board and help to grow their presence in the community along with bringing new ideas to hopefully increase revenues.