DALLAS, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Connected Vehicle Trade Association, Inc. (CVTA) recently announced that Agero's vice president of Corporate Communications and Government Affairs, Gary Wallace, has been named Chairman of its Board of Directors. Wallace has been with Agero since 1997, during the earliest days of the connected vehicle or telematics industry, and also has served on the CVTA's Board of Directors since 2007.
Agero is a global leader in connected vehicle innovation, renowned for its pioneering role in integrating digitally networked emergency response, cloud-based services and multi-modal human machine interfaces with vehicles and vehicle owners. CVTA is a not-for-profit business league, based in Plymouth, MI, organized to facilitate communication, collaboration and consensus-building among companies, organizations and state and federal agencies involved in the development and deployment of vehicle communications.
Wallace has been active for over a decade in advocacy on a wide range of issues pertaining to the connected vehicle industry within the emergency response community in the U.S., Canada and Europe. His experience also includes supporting the National Center for Injury and Prevention Control's Expert Panel on Advanced Automatic Collision Notification and Triage. In addition, Wallace has represented Agero on privacy, data protection, telecommunications and driver distraction issues relating to the vehicle industry.
"Gary has been a thought leader for Agero for well over a decade, particularly within the public safety community and among government bodies ranging from the European Commission to local emergency response officials," said Agero President Charlie Cavolina."His work with the CVTA, reflects Agero's commitment to working with a wide variety of organizations to promote broader deployment of connected vehicle innovation and technologies throughout the global mobility and safety markets." Wallace resides in Euless, TX, and is a native of Lenexa, KS. He received college degrees in political science and journalism from the University of Utah and the University of Kansas.
Agero is a leading provider of connected vehicle services for the automotive, insurance and aftermarket industries and is a market leader in roadside assistance and claims management. Based in Medford, Mass., the company has operations throughout North America and offices in Europe. For more information, visit www.agero.com.