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

Kevin Joostema
Kevin JoostemaPresident
Car-ED
Jake Thiewes
Jake ThiewesVice President
Out Motorsports
William West Hopper
William West HopperTreasurer
WWH Communications
Bryan Siwik
Bryan SiwikSecretary
US News & World Report
Tamara Mlynarczyk
Tamara MlynarczykBoard Member
Mazda North American Operations
Patrick Min
Patrick MinBoard Member
Carsplain
Ed Lewis
Ed LewisBoard Member
Toyota