Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show), is one of the most influential and best-attended auto shows globally and spans more than 870,000 square feet. Each November, show creator ANSA Productions gathers the who’s who of the auto industry to unveil the future of mobility in the car culture capital of the world. Delivering worldwide media exposure, global industry networking and experiential marketing, the Show’s Press and Trade Days draw more than 18,000 auto industry decision makers and influencers including 4,400 media from more than 58 countries. ANSA Productions recently launched the Connected Car Expo (CCE), a one-day conference and expo held in conjunction with the Los Angeles Auto Show Press and Trade Days. It brings together the entire eco-system driving the convergence of technology and the automobile. Following Press and Trade Days, the Show opens its doors to the public and hosts hundreds of thousands of qualified car shoppers and auto fans, in the nation’s biggest car buying market for ten exciting days.
Lisa Kaz co-founded ANSA Productions in 1989, where she currently serves as President and Chairman. Kaz oversees one of the largest auto shows in the world, delivering worldwide media exposure, global industry networking and experiential marketing in the nation’s biggest car buying market. Kaz is an engineering graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received her degree in Computer Science and later won the 2010 Alumni of the Year Award. She’s also a regular speaker for the UCSB Technology Management Program, a unique business education program that… Read More
Terri Toennies is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of ANSA Productions, creator and producer of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Connected Car Expo and nearly 300 other meetings and events throughout the year. A 20 year event marketing veteran, Toennies offers her breadth of experience and leadership skills as ANSA leads the industry in innovations for manufacturers, media, and local public attendees. Recently, Toennies was named a member of The Association of Women in Events’ Board of Directors, where she will help guide the vision of the association… Read More
Brendan Flynn has been with ANSA productions since 2007. As Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications, he is responsible for leading all advertising, public relations, marketing and business development efforts for ANSA Productions events. During his tenure, Flynn has helped evolve the Los Angeles Auto Show into one of the world’s most important auto industry gatherings. With the recent addition of the Connected Car Expo to the ANSA Productions portfolio, the LA Auto Show has become the authoritative gathering of the complete eco-system for the new auto industry. Prior to… Read More
Denise Ronayne is the Director of Sales and Operations, bringing more than 20 years of event production experience to ANSA Productions’ internal team. In her position, Ronayne works directly with sponsors, vendors and venues to coordinate event logistics. Most recently, Ronayne handled sponsorship and show operations for the 2014 LA Auto Show and Connected Car Expo. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Sales for the historic House of Blues on the Sunset Strip and was responsible for millions of dollars in annual revenue sales as well as… Read More
As Director of Sponsorships, Julian Lile provides his expertise supporting the growing number of potential partners looking to increase exposure and consumer awareness through ANSA Productions events. Lile is a Mass Communication graduate who began his career with AEG as an Account Executive and later joined Live Nation Entertainment as a Sales Manager, focusing his efforts on promotion of the organization’s Foundation Room. In both previous positions, Lile significantly boosted venue membership sales and sponsorship procurement. With Lile’s expertise in marketing and sponsorships, in conjunction with his connections and extensive… Read More
As Marketing and Communications Manager, Lefteris “Lefty” Tsironis brings more than 10 years experience in creative direction, integrated marketing strategy, show/project management, and partnership/sponsorship development to ANSA Productions. Prior to joining the team in 2013, Tsironis handled marketing and communications for over a million square feet of premier showrooms and exhibitors and staged more than 50 trade and consumer events annually, including the California Gift Show and Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Tsironis also focused on launching experiential pop-up marketplaces, introducing innovative exhibit models and securing brand and product placements… Read More