The Elegance at Hershey Names Lisa Leathery Executive Director

LisaLeatheryReleaseImage200pxHershey, PA (October 25, 2013) – Lisa Leathery has been named the Executive Director of The Elegance at Hershey.   Leathery, who worked the final three months of the 2013 event, was offered the position for 2014. The Elegance at Hershey Board made this decision because they believe that her event management skills will bring new dimensions to the three-day weekend of charitable events.

A lifelong car enthusiast, Leathery has an extensive background in the automotive industry. For 15 years, she led the event management and marketing for Carlisle Events, one of the largest car, truck, and motorcycle show production companies in the country. After departing Carlisle Events, Leathery began her own business sharing her extensive event planning and management services to clients like Summit Motorsport Park in Norwalk, Ohio and Mopar Collectors Guide Magazine based out of Louisiana. Her own personal interest in muscle cars is what originally drew Lisa to the world of collector car events. Her garage currently holds her first car, a 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA Convertible, which she purchased in 1973 and her most recent acquisition, a 2013 Boss 302 which she uses to participates in SCCA Auto X activities.

“While I have worked in the automotive event world for most of my professional career, The Elegance, a charitable event which features many magnificent pre-war vehicles,  has introduced me to a new world of collector car enthusiasts,” stated Leathery. “I have always been around the muscle car world, and quite frankly, my knowledge regarding a Cord, Delage or Bugatti was limited; however, the Board of Directors and the staff at the AACA have been able bring me up to speed with their vast knowledge of the pre war era automobiles.”

Steve Moskowitz, Board Member and Executive Director of the Antique Automobile Club of America stated, “We knew that Lisa would be a great addition to this event because of her ability to plan and manage large events with multiple facets.  We felt she was just the right person to compliment our existing team.”

Leathery looks forward to establishing new friendships in the collector car community in addition to building on her current relationships. She is happy to be part of such a devoted team and to have the opportunity to help raise funds three very worthy charities.

About the Elegance at Hershey:  The Elegance at Hershey, a 501 (C) (3) organization based in Hershey, Pennsylvania was established in 2010.  The Elegance in three years has raised and distributed more than $500,000 dollars to selected charities; JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center.  Contributions are made possible from significant sponsor support; Cleveland Brothers, M & T Bank, McCarthy Tire, PPL Energy, and Midlantic Machinery are leaders in helping make this event such a success.  Along with a large team of volunteers and donors, The Elegance is excited to move forward in planning the 2014 event.  Dates have been set for June 13 – 15 2014.  Visit www.TheEleganceAtHershey.com to learn how you can help support and enjoy The Elegance at Hershey.

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The Elegance at Hershey is a 501( c)(3) charity event showcasing the finest antique and vintage cars to raise awareness and funds in support of JDRF (The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the AACA Museum  and the AACA Library & Research Center.