Henio Arcangeli, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Automobile Sales Division General Manager, Honda Division
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Henio Arcangeli, Jr. is the senior vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., overseeing both the Honda and Acura brands and the Core Support Division within the Automobile Division. He also leads Honda’s day-to-day operations as general manager of the Honda automobile brand.
Arcangeli joined American Honda in 2017. He brings with him more than 15 years of experience as a senior operating executive with several major companies.
From 2014-2016, he served as President, North America Project for Yanmar North America, a global manufacturer of diversified industrial and consumer products, where he was in charge of creating consumer focused businesses and enhancing Yanmar’s brand awareness in North America.
Prior to Yanmar, Arcangeli served as a senior executive with Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, including serving as President of the Motorsports Group Company, with overall responsibility for the motorcycle, ATV, side-by-side, snowmobile and outdoor power equipment business units.
Before Yamaha, Arcangeli served as the President and COO of the Strategic Business Services Group of Pioneer Electronics (USA), with responsibility for key operational functions including supply chain operations, finance, information technology, credit management, human resources and strategic initiatives.
Earlier in his career, Arcangeli held senior roles with Thermador Corporation, a Bosch Company, as well as the General Electric Company (GE).
Arcangeli received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), an M.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Vice President of Auto Sales & Strategy
Jonathan Bernard is VP of Automotive Sales & Strategy at Spectrum Reach and has been working in the Auto industry for more than 25 years, starting as a Sales Manager at Ken Garff Automotive Group in Salt Lake City, Utah. He leads a team of auto-focused specialists creating partnerships with dealers, manufacturers and media partners across the country, providing solutions across multiple advertising platforms. Prior to his current position, he worked as Director of Automotive for Cox Media, SVP of Automotive for Univision, and Director of Automotive at Comcast Spotlight.
Michael J. Dunne
Zo Zo Go LLC
Michael J. Dunne arrived in Shanghai in 1990, three days removed from graduation, at a time when China prohibited the personal ownership of cars. Over the course of his career, he founded and sold his first company, then served as CEO of J.D. Power in China. During the 2000s and 2010s Dunne played a pivotal role advancing the growth of American and European companies in key Asian markets including China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. He later served as President of General Motors operations in Indonesia.
Twenty-five years since Dunne started doing business in the country, the Chinese now own 300 million cars. Having had a front row seat to this staggering growth, Dunne returned to the United States, where he now serves as an advisor, speaker and author. His touted keynotes offer a unique vision and expertise on the future of China, its autonomous and electric vehicle industries, and what it all means for the United States. Dunne reveals how China’s global ambitions are triggering an upheaval in the world’s fast changing auto-tech industry, an era some have referred to as the biggest disruption “since Henry Ford”.
Says Automotive News, “Few people know China’s auto industry better than Michael Dunne.”
Michael Dunne launched his next venture, “ZoZo Go”, an auto-tech advisory group, earlier this year. Based in Hong Kong, the company recently opened its U.S. operations in San Diego, CA.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dave Habiger is President and CEO of J.D. Power, the global leader in consumer data & analytics. The company serves a variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare, energy, utilities and hospitality and travel.
Mr. Habiger is a seasoned technology sector visionary who has led several initial public offerings and served as CEO of multiple public companies listed on both the NASDAQ and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Prior to joining J.D. Power in 2018, Mr. Habiger was a Founder and Partner of Silicon Media Partners. Previously, Mr. Habiger served as CEO of Textura (NYSE: TXTR), CEO of NDS Group, and President and CEO of Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), each of which saw significant growth and success under his leadership.
Mr. Habiger served as Chairman of a governmental Electric Vehicle Commission to design infrastructure for charging stations and he is a long-standing member of the Society of Automotive Engineers as well as a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is also a director of several public boards and is a member of the board of trustees at Rush University Medical Center.
Mr. Habiger was also named as an Entrepreneur of the Year award winner by EY (formerly Ernst & Young).
Mr. Habiger received an MBA from The University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Norbert College.
Senior Director/Executive Analyst
Kelley Blue Book
Wes Lutz is president of Extreme Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, RAM Inc. in Jackson, Mich. He has been a Chrysler dealer since 1976. Lutz is 2018 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents Michigan's franchised new-car dealers on its board of directors. He previously served on the NADA board from 2001 to 2004.
Senior Automotive Retail Strategist
Kelly McNearney is Google’s Senior Automotive Retail Strategist based in Venice, CA. She has spent 5 years with Google coaching automotive retailers on reaching in-market shoppers with the right message at the right time. She has conducted keynote addresses at Digital Dealer, DMSC, ALR, the Google Automotive Retail Summit, AIADA, J.D. Power and numerous OEM-specific conferences.
Prior to joining Google, Kelly spent 9 years at ESPN in Customer Marketing and Sales. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Kansas with degrees in Journalism and Spanish. She is a thinkLA Person of the Year award winner and is the SoCal regional lead on GoogleServe, Google’s annual volunteerism initiative.
President and CEO, Mazda North American Operations; Managing Executive Officer, Mazda Motor Corporation
As president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) and managing executive officer, Mazda Motor Corporation (MMC), Masahiro Moro is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations in the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including sales, marketing, parts and service, logistics, communications, customer support and regional operations. In addition, as managing executive officer of Mazda Motor Corporation, he will also carry the title of Chief Marketing Officer and oversee global marketing strategy.
Moro has served as the president and CEO of MNAO since January 2016 and reports directly to Akira Marumoto, executive vice president of Mazda Motor Corporation.
Moro brings years of experience and a wealth of previous success to his role at MNAO, most previously serving as a managing executive officer for Mazda Motor Corporation. In his 33 years with Mazda Motor Corporation (formally Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd.), Moro has served in various marketing, sales and customer service capacities across the organization, including two years as general manager of the global marketing division, before joining Mazda’s European operations in March 2004. He held the position of vice president of marketing of Mazda Motor Europe GmbH for four years, until taking on the role of global marketing for Mazda Motor Corporation. Additionally, Moro served as Director of Mazda Australia from May 25, 2012 to July 31, 2013.
Moro born in Kyoto Japan. He is married and has a daughter in college. Moro currently resides in Southern California.
Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealer Association
Vice President, Economic Research
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF)
Rob Valletta is Vice President for Research Communications and an economist in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF).
His key duties at FRBSF include overseeing the research department’s external publications, providing advice on monetary policy, and supporting the public speeches of the bank President and other senior staff. He also provides general leadership and guidance to the research department and other areas of the bank on economic analysis and communications strategies.
Rob’s scholarly research is primarily in the field of labor economics, including topics such as structural unemployment, part-time work, job security and job mobility, income inequality and poverty, and the effects of public assistance programs and employer-provided health insurance on labor market outcomes. He has published widely in peer-reviewed economics journals.
Rob began his FRBSF career in 1995, following eight years spent as a visiting and then assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine. He spent a year on leave during 2000-01, working at the OECD in Paris, France. He completed his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University in 1987 and prior to that obtained an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982.
Industry Relations Chairman
Paul Walser is CEO of Walser Automotive Group in Bloomington, Minn. He started in the automotive business in 1974 selling new cars at Town's Edge Ford. Walser represents Minnesota's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors of the National Automobile Dealers Association.