Automotive News Names Digital Air Strike’s Co-founder & CEO One of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry
Scottsdale, Arizona (PRUnderground) November 10th, 2015
Alexi Venneri joins only a few other CEO’s and is the only co-founder/tech entrepreneur to be named among 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry.
Alexi Venneri co-founder and CEO of Digital Air Strike, the automotive social media and digital engagement company, has been named among the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News. Alexi and her co-honorees were honored at a gala celebration in Detroit last night.
100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry recognizes women who are leaders in the automotive field – those who make major decisions and have significant influence at their companies. Automotive News has published the list of the industry’s top female executives every five years since 2000. Other 2015 honorees include Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors and Dianne Craig, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company – Canada.
“I am truly honored to be named among this list of 100 women who are leading the automotive industry,” said Alexi Venneri. “And I’d like to thank all of the manufacturers, the hundreds of dealer groups and over two thousand individual dealership clients that see value in how we help them monetize social media while improving the buying experience for consumers. To be recognized for Digital Air Strike’s contribution to our industry is truly humbling.”
This year’s honorees come from 54 companies and 14 disciplines — from CEOs to engineers, dealer principals to designers. Alexi is the only co-founder/tech entrepreneur on the list.
“A comparison of the 2015 and 2010 Automotive News lists of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry confirms that the status of women in the industry has improved. There are six CEOs among automakers and suppliers on the list this time, up from two in 2010 — the last time the list was compiled. Among the 2015 honorees, 73 have executive officer titles or are owners of their companies. That’s up from 63,” said Mary Beth Vander Schaaf, Automotive News managing editor and editor of the special issue.
The 2015 class of Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry emerged from a months-long nomination and judging process that attracted hundreds of entries from the United States, Canada and Mexico.
About Digital Air Strike
Digital Air Strike is the automotive social media and digital engagement company. We help our clients solve the problem of consumer engagement in digital and social environments, and help them realize measurable ROI on their digital and social marketing investments.
A pioneer in digital response, social marketing and online reputation management for auto dealers, Digital Air Strike has deployed its industry-specific mobile apps, software and managed service platform to monitor, improve and manage consumer engagement for six of the largest auto OEMs, dozens of the top dealer groups, and thousands of retail dealerships across the United States and Canada.
Digital Air Strike is ranked in the top third of all Inc. Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the country; won the 2015 Red Herring North America Top 100 and the 2015 Red Herring Global Top 100 awards, is one of the Top 10 Most Interesting and Innovative Automotive Companies, and was awarded the #1 Dealers’ Choice Award for Reputation Management. More information is available at www.digitalairstrike.com and www.facebook.com/digitalairstrike.