He’s our other Ryan, Ryan McColgan, and he’s into Asians. Vehicles that is. Tasked with managing 11 teams around the theme base of the 80’s, it’s a difficult, but I’m sure entertaining, job. This past week, it’s been normal to see him in the auto show office (almost every time I’ve been in) typing away at his computer with the most fierce look of concentration I have ever seen.
At our recent golf outing, I had the pleasure of playing in the scramble with both Ryans. Safe to say, our Asian Chairperson (and Northwood University golf team member) was tired … Read More
He’s got southern charm, a critical eye, and a soft spot for Chevrolet. He’s Ryan Cole, our Domestic Chairperson. He’s like the godfather of the Domestic Division: he takes care of his captains. I swear I get more special requests from the domestic division captains than any other and he’s always there, fighting for them and justifying the favor. I’m very appreciative of Ryan; he keeps me laughing during those long executive board meetings.
The boy that introduced me to Top Gear sophomore year, he embodies everything a divisional chair should be. He shows up to every meeting with the … Read More
He knows cars, he knows people, and he knows what’s up. He’s Justin Edgar, our Vice Chair of Divisionals. He brings the fire to our meetings, always smiling and full of energy (even at the least college student friendly time of 7AM on a Monday morning). In the world of automotive dealers, I was disillusioned into thinking that when it came to the show, there would be nothing but excellent communication and cooperation. How wrong I was. I’m glad to know that we have Justin on the front lines for us, making the tough calls and putting in the … Read More
She’s got style, she’s got class, and most importantly, she’s got all the answers. Chelsea took on a specially created role for this show as Vice Chair of Operations and the position seems to agree with her. Whenever someone has a question or concern, Chelsea is our go-to person. On the rare occasion that she doesn’t know the exact answer, she’s sure to find it out. As our resident mom, she makes sure everyone is doing what they are supposed to and is excellent at offering help whenever she can.
My freshmen year, I had the pleasure of having Chelsea … Read More
The man in charge, the General Chair, but we just like to call him Adam. Running North America’s largest outdoor auto show requires a lot of work, and given enough room, I’m sure he would move his bed into his office considering the amount of time he spends working in there. He’s loud, opinionated, and most importantly, passionate. Adam has this uncanny ability to pull the group opinion in favor of one idea, a difficult task considering he is dealing with thirteen of us who all want to be heard.
Adam is the type of guy who likes to have … Read More
Last week Justin Edgar and I had the opportunity to head over to Dow Diamond to read the radio ads that will air next fall on ESPN 100.9. It was quite an exciting experience but a bit scary as well.
When we arrived, they gave us the script that I helped to put together and we were taken into a small, soundproof room. With the instructions to “make my lipstick touch the microphone” we were off and away. After about seven tries, I finally got through without tripping over my words or inserting a “Dang it! I messed up again!” Then … Read More
We are very excited to unveil our latest project for the 2013 Northwood University International Auto Show: NUIAS TV. With host Justin Edgar, we want to give you an “inside look” at everything NUIAS. Be ready for up close interviews, fun show information, hot cars, and all other things auto as we take you to a side of the auto show not many get to see. In the words of our host, “NUIAS TV is going to be an awesome addition to the show, I can’t wait to get started!”
With that being said, be sure to check us out on … Read More
In December of 2012, the newest NUIAS Executive Board was selected. The 14-member team was carefully chosen and the top, most dedicated students of Northwood University were chosen to represent the 50th Anniversary of the auto show. Throughout the course of this blog, you will get a chance to get to know each of these individuals on a more personal level to find out about their commitment and excitement for the show. For now, here are some general introductions….
The start, or rather the continuation, of the journey as the Northwood University International Auto Show reaches an exceptional milestone. The New Year has brought with it a new executive board, new expectations, and a new outlook on one of Northwood University’s crowning achievements. And throughout this transitioning process, one thing has made itself perfectly clear: it’s time to transform to become something the public has never seen before.
What does this mean? It means that we push the envelope, work harder, and take advantage of this exciting opportunity to the fullest. It means that we make the impossible, possible because … Read More