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ATAE names new executive director

November 22, 2010
Jennifer Lindsey, the former director of field services for the Food Marketing Institute, has been named the next executive director of the Automotive Trade Association Executives. She begins work for the ATAE on Jan. 15 and will attend the ATAE Winter Meeting in Las Vegas. Lindsey previously was president of the Idaho Retailers Association, from 1996 to 2000. She also was executive director of the Idaho Lodging and Restaurant Association in Boise, Idaho. In addition to managing the associations, Lindsey served as their representative to state and federal policy makers, regulatory agencies, the media and the public. Lindsey worked as manager of state government relations for the Food Marketing Institute, representing the FMI before policy makers from all 50 states. She began her career in public affairs as director of government and public relations for the Connecticut Food Association. Lindsey was recognized by the Idaho Business Review in 2000 as one of the state's "40 under 40" Outstanding Young Achievers.