Judy Wheeler is vice president, Nissan Southeast Region, Nissan North America, Inc., a position she was appointed to in November 2014. In this role, Wheeler reports to Fred M. Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S., Nissan North America, Inc. and is responsible for regional marketing, incentive spending, distribution, dealer network development and financial controls. This scope builds on the traditional function of these positions, which focused on delivering vehicle and part sales and driving continuous improvement of customer and dealer satisfaction.
Previously, Wheeler was director of marketing for Nissan Canada, Inc., where she was responsible for all planning and implementation of marketing communications and media for National, Retail, Digital, CRM, social sponsorships and auto shows. Judy was also responsible for the product planning, day-to-day market actions and intelligence on Nissan products versus their competition.
Throughout her career, Judy has worked in many areas of the automotive industry, including Sales and Service, Marketing and Communications, International Sales and Marketing, and Business Development. A significant career highlight for Judy was being the youngest Director of Sales at Chrysler responsible for running the second largest region of the company.
She has spoken at numerous media events, Automotive News Marketing Seminars and several women's organizations events. Mrs. Wheeler also won an Executive Leadership award and has been recognized by the Diversity MBA "Top 100 under 50" as well as being inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement.
In her spare time, Wheeler has been active in overseeing a women's group of 750 members and building a volunteer organization hosting more than 50 events a year which has won numerous awards and recognition including United Way for their outstanding contribution.
Wheeler holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, a master's in Business Management from St. Mary's College, and she has successfully completed the Harvard Business School Executive Management Program. She is based at Nissan's regional office in Atlanta.
(Updated November 2014)