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OESA champions the voice of automotive suppliers and our values represent a culture that treats those we serve with professionalism and respect. Recent social and racial events have shed light on the necessity for more action and greater accountability as it relates to diversity and inclusion. OESA is committed to making changes at the association, in the automotive supplier industry and the community.  

I am pleased to share the OESA Diversity & Inclusion Statement; it is our mantra that will guide many of our actions moving forward:

OESA fosters a respectful, diverse, and collaborative community. We are stronger together because we promote inclusion in all aspects of our industry. Please join us by embracing and honoring this commitment.

This commitment will be shared at OESA events and council meetings to remind each other that we all have a responsibility to create a more collaborative and diverse environment. To put OESA’s commitment into action, we are initiating opportunities for OESA members to learn more about diversity and inclusion activities, and to support the industry’s efforts in this area.

I am pleased to announce the formation of OESA’s Diversity & Inclusion Forum for the automotive supplier industry. Initially, this forum will meet quarterly to hear from expert guest speakers and explore best practices.  Additionally, this group will identify a shared plan for all suppliers to support the improvement of diversity and inclusion in their communities.

We hope you will join us in making the industry better through diversity and inclusion. The first meeting of the Diversity and Inclusion Forum will be September 10, 2020, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. To learn more or sign up to attend, please contact Keiyania Mann ( and 313.676.1670) or Drew Rhodes ( and 248.534.2204).  

As always, please feel free to contact me directly

With much hope,

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