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    AWAF Holiday Affair - Sold Out

    December 05, 2019
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Art Leaders Gallery
    33086 Northwestern Hwy.
    West Bloomfield, MI 48322

    This event is sold out. You can put yourself on the waiting list when you click register and if a spot becomes available, you will be notifed.

    Enjoy a cup of cheer and network with fellow automotive colleagues this holiday season alongside special Guest Speaker Christine Sitek. Christine is the Executive Director Global Purchasing & Supply Chain at General Motors.

    Our host, Art Leaders Gallery provides a creative and relaxed atmosphere where you can browse their fantastic selection of art in various mediums as you catch up with friends and new colleagues.  As a special thank you, attendees will receive a 10% discount on all items purchased and 10% proceeds will be donated to AWAF scholarship fund. 

    Additionally, we will be handing out scholarships and presenting our first Annual AWAF Awards honoring Maureen LaFontaine (posthumously), LaFontaine Automotive for Industry Achievement,  Sara Mohon of BorgWarner for Emerging Leader and Dr. Craig J. Hoff, P.E. of Kettering University for Change Champion. Read more about these honorees here.

    Heavy appetizers, wine and valet parking are included in the registration fee.

    About our featured speaker:
    Christine Sitek 
    Executive Director Global Purchasing & Supply Chain
    General Motors

    Christine Sitek

    Christine Sitek is a flexible and motivated senior executive with global experience in driving change and delivering results. She is a strong collaborator and relationship builder who works effectively across the organization. She puts the customer at the center of her decision-making process which drives her passion for innovation and agility.

    Sitek is Executive Director, GM Global Purchasing & Supply Chain where she has responsibility for global procurement of Interior and Exterior Commodities.  She manages $18B in annual expenditures.  Responsible to develop and execute innovative sourcing strategies that maximize vehicle profitability and speed to market.  Dedicated to improving supplier performance and relationships.

    Sitek started her career at GM in 1989 and rose through the ranks in Global Purchasing and Supply Chain transitioning through various assignments of increasing responsibility in Electrical Commodities, Global Supplier Quality & Warranty, Service Parts Operations and Indirect, Machinery & Equipment. In addition, she spent five years in a series of bold cross-functional moves within Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Operations and Quality.  Most recently she was Chief Operating Officer, Global Connected Customer Experience where she had P&L responsibility for the global OnStar retail and commercial business. She managed a team of 6,235 employees that handled more than 169 million customer interactions annually in 30 languages across 20 million connected vehicles.

    Christine holds an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy and a BA from Michigan State University. She was twice named one of the “100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry” by Automotive News. In 2017, she was a Powered by Women honoree by DBusiness magazine, Detroit’s premier business journal.


    Thank you to the Holiday Affair Sponsors:

    LaFontaine Automotive Group




    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations for events will be accepted until 5pm seven business days before an event.  Cancellations received by this date will be refunded in full.  Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted.

    By joining us at this event, attendees consent to AWAF to photographing and using your image and likeness.



    $75.00 Member Ticket

    $85.00 Non-Member Ticket

    $750.00 Mistletoe Sponsor (includes 7 registrations and recognition at event and before event)

    $500.00 Holly Sponsor (includes 5 registrations and recognition at event)

    $200.00 Poinsettia Sponsor (includes two registrations and recognition at event)

    $1,700.00 LaFontaine Sponsorship