Over 50 members and
guests attended the monthly SAMA luncheon May 22 at the Rubell Family
Collection gallery in the Wynwood area and were given a preview of what
OnStars plans for the future of its communication services.
Tim Nixon, Chief Technology Officer for the Global Connected Consumer
for GM, presented the program and noted the amazing growth of the
Founded in June 1995, OnStar got its first customer in September of the
following year and has seen its mission expanded every year since.
OnStar now has 7 million-plus customers and is continuing to grow.
For the complete presentation,
click on the accompanying link.
Before the presentation, Vice President Paul Borden conducted a brief
business session in the absence of President Bill Adam, who received a
last-minute assignment for SportNet’s broadcast of the Indianapolis 500
and had to leave for Indianapolis the morning of the luncheon.
Treasurer and Membership chairman Marcello Serrato announced that the
organization has added yet another new member. He is Dennis Byron, of
Jet Magazine/J’Adore Magazine and an officer for GAAMA (Greater Atlanta
Automotive Media Association).
Marcello also announced that Nissan has agreed so sponsor the Awards
Dinner for our upcoming Topless in Miami event and will have a room for
viewing of that afternoon’s World Cup match.
Mercedes-Benz will sponsor the cocktail party, and Haartz, the leading
manufacturer of convertible tops, is on board for a second straight
Paul Borden asked if there were any questions regarding the email and
attachment regarding details on Topless that had been sent to members
earlier in the week. There being none, turned the microphone over to
Stuart Fowle of OnStar public relations to begin the program.
In addition to the OnStar representatives, Lesley Warnke from the GM
public relations office in Atlanta and Stephanie Ruiz and Angie Diaz of
the Axis Agency represented GM.
We want to give special thanks to OnStar and GM for sponsoring the
luncheon and for bringing the Buick Regal for hands-on demonstrations on
the new 4G LTE technology,
Our next event will be June 12 when our fourth annual Topless in Miami
competition will determine our Convertible of the Year and other class
winners. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Ritz-Carlton Key