Senior Director Automotive Plastics Division
American Chemistry Council
Gina Oliver is the Senior Director for the American Chemistry Council’s Automotive Team. She has 25 years of experience in strategic business planning, advocacy, project management and leadership. Gina has a background in regulatory and product support within the global automotive sector as well as trade association leadership and management, public policy and advocacy strategy development and implementation.
Gina began her career with Ford Motor Company in 1996, where she held a variety of progressive roles including serving in a regulatory compliance in coordination with the NHTSA and Ford’s Product Development Group. Later, she managed the global automotive design requirement process for Ford’s Asia Pacific Group. Gina is conversationally fluent in Japanese and holds a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University.
Beginning in 2006, she began serving as a volunteer advocate at the federal and state levels for a non-profit health organization where she mobilized funding for critical research in coordination with state and federal stakeholders, the Department of Defense and National Institutes of Health.
Merging her automotive roots and advocacy work, Gina joined the American Chemistry Council in 2012, defining and leading the strategic direction for its 18 Automotive Member companies. Under Gina’s guidance, the ACC Auto Team is known as the primary, collective voice for the automotive polymer and composites industry, working together to provide the innovative material solutions that enable transformational mobility technologies. Gina has cultivated valuable relationships within the automotive value chain, automotive coalitions and trade associations, key Congressional Offices, the Executive Branch, the Department of Energy, the Department of Transportation, the National Highway Safety & Traffic Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, National Labs, research universities and public-private partnerships; including the Institute for Advanced Composite Manufacturing.
Ms. Oliver is recognized as a trusted advocate for the automotive plastics and composites industry – a critically important component of the U.S. economy and supplier of the high paying, advanced manufacturing jobs essential to automotive innovation. Gina sits on the Women in Government Relations Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Consortium Council, and the Global Automotive Steering Group – the governing body for the Global Automotive Declarable Substance List. Gina is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, Women in Government Relations and American Society of Association Executives.