Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017  |  The Townsend Hotel  |  Birmingham, MI


Christie Schweinsberg

Senior Editor

Christie Schweinsberg is a senior editor for WardsAuto.com, primarily covering the Japanese and Korean automakers as well as the auto industry in the fast-growing Asia region. She first joined WardsAuto as an editorial assistant, helping to cover the supplier beat. She later rose to the ranks of assistant and associate editor before being named a senior editor. Christie is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism and lives in Berkley, MI.

Haig Stoddard

Industry Analyst

Haig Stoddard has followed the auto industry for nearly three decades, starting as a reporter for WardsAuto and transitioning to automotive market analyst. He has spent most of his career at WardsAuto, with stints along the way at Global Insight forecasting North American vehicle production, and as a vehicle sales analyst at General Motors and Dana Corp. Since returning to WardsAuto, he has served as the company’s lead in-house analyst overseeing several of the information provider’s data products and tools, including North American production and sales forecasts.

Denis Ulicny

Industry Analyst

Denis joined the WardsAuto in June, 2016 as Senior Industry Analyst, bringing with him more than 25 years of automotive industry experience.  His prior work has been in the area of strategic marketing, with a focus on future product and technology.  Denis earned a B.A. (Public Affairs) from Michigan State University and a M.S. (Administration) from Central Michigan University.  Prior to joining Ward’s, Denis spent 15 years at one of the industry’s largest Tier-1 suppliers.

John Sousanis

Managing Director

John Sousanis is Managing Director of WardsAuto, and the director of the WardsAuto Outlook Conference Series. During his 20 years in automotive data & insights, John has worked as a market analyst, U.S. sales and production forecaster, and as head of WardsAuto’s data and insights group. John has authored and co-authored several special reports on fuel economy and regularly speaks to automotive professionals on topics ranging from flexible manufacturing to global powertrain trends and U.S. OEM Green Strategies.