About WAPA


Our Mission

The Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA) promotes education and professional awareness in the field of motor vehicles regarding their manufacturing and regulation. It seeks to enhance and encourage the professionalism of journalists and specialists in automotive and related fields.

Our Team

Carter MacLeod
Carter MacLeodPresident
Kevin Joostema
Kevin JoostemaVice President
William West Hopper
William West HopperTreasurer
WWH Communications
Bryan Siwik
Bryan SiwikSecretary
U.S. News & World Report
Crystal Lewis
Crystal LewisSocial Media Director
Jake Thiewes
Jake ThiewesTechnology Director
Out Motorsports
Tamara Mlynarczyk
Tamara MlynarczykBoard Member
Mazda North American Operations
Priscilla Ray
Priscilla RayBoard Member
HARMAN International
Jonathan Bergman
Jonathan BergmanBoard Member
Jon Bergman Cars
Randi Payton
Randi PaytonStudent Advisor
Decisive Media