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Julie Piatek

Hello! I wanted to take this time to introduce myself as the newest addition to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA). My name is Julie Piatek, and I am estatic to be the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Communications Specialist.

I graduated in May 2013 from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.  I knew the Chicago Auto Show was for me after interning during the Media Preview days at the 2013 show.  It was great to get a taste for what the show is like, and I can't wait to be a part of everything that goes on before the big show.

I'm a Chicago native, and I grew up attending the Chicago Auto Show.  I have always enjoyed seeing what car manufacturers would come up with next.  I have a passion for Chicago Sports.  I'm a huge White Sox, Bears, Hawks and Bulls fan.  Previously to CATA I worked in the new #SoxSocialLounge for the Chicago White Sox.   In addition to sports I love working out, traveling, and country music.

I am very excited to get started in my new role, and love everything that goes into communications.  I'm ready to get in the "driver's seat" and learn along with work hard in order  help put on a great 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

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Tuesday, May, 05, 2015

Mazda Drive for Good

With so much negativity in the news, it’s refreshing to hear about those who contribute – both ...

Thursday, April, 23, 2015

Mazda Rallies in Grant Park to Prevent Distracted Driving

To celebrate Global Youth Service Day and bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving, the Mazda ...

Wednesday, April, 22, 2015

Toyota's Mirai Fueled by ... ahem ... Bullsh*t

Though you can't yet buy the hybrogen-powered Mirai sedan in Illinois, Toyota is starting a national marketing ...

Wednesday, April, 15, 2015

2016 Acura RDX Ready for Launch

Fresh off it's world debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, the 2016 Acura is set to hit dealer showrooms ...

Thursday, April, 09, 2015

Chicago Highlights from the Big Apple

With some flashy debuts and a healthy dose of technology news, automakers made some noise during the New York Auto ...

Friday, March, 27, 2015

New Ford Technology Helps Drivers Avoid Speeding Tickets

Ford announced the launch of its new technology that’s aimed to help drivers stay within the speed limit to ...

Tuesday, March, 17, 2015

Meet the New Chrysler 300: Bolder, Safer and More Refined

Chrysler’s full-size sedan gets a refresh for 2015 that includes new front and rear fascias, new exterior ...

Thursday, February, 26, 2015

Top 5 Epic Social Media Moments of #CAS15

While there were many “epic” (as we say in Chicago) memories of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, here are a ...

Friday, February, 20, 2015

And That's a Wrap for Chicago Auto Show Interns

Each year, the Chicago Auto Show interviews and selects students from Bradley University in Peoria to serve as ...

Friday, February, 20, 2015

Kia Puts the B.R.A.K.E.S. On

Walking through the Chicago Auto Show many driving simulators are featured throughout the show room floor. ...

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5/5/2015 4:50:45 PM

Mazda is donating $1 million to St. Jude Hospital to help reduce the rate of pediatric cancer and help those in need. To spread the good word, use #MazdaDrive4Good. Read more on our blog here: http://bit.ly/1zymPQg

5/4/2015 3:35:14 PM

What's the craziest car/exhibit/item you've seen at the Chicago Auto Show? Here's an aerocycle from the 1957 show that was built as an individual lift device for the U.S. Army

5/1/2015 4:45:03 PM

#Ford #FlashbackFriday #mustangdyno The Chicago Auto Show #2015 #mustang #GT

5/1/2015 4:45:03 PM

The Chicago Auto Show Changed their cover photo.

5/1/2015 9:45:04 AM

DriveChicago.com's detailed review of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI: "The original hot hatch pulls to the front of the pack with a complete redesign."

4/30/2015 8:46:01 AM

#ThrowbackThursday! Who can identify this vehicle that was on display at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show? One random winner will receive a $20 Shell gas gift card

4/28/2015 2:43:17 PM

The Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition, that made its first appearance at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, is now making its way to local dealerships

4/27/2015 10:52:42 AM

For that extra little boost this Monday. #MondayMotivation

4/26/2015 4:27:00 PM

Expecting a new addition to your family? Check out Cars.com's list of the cars that scored well in their car seat checks: http://bit.ly/1Ocrzl6

4/25/2015 12:19:01 PM

We wish it were a top-down kind of weekend! #Corvette #1953

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5/5/2015 11:30:18 PM

RT @FordMustang: Guess who's going to be at the @ChiAutoShow? The all-new Shelby® GT350! #Ford #Mustang #FordCAS http://t.co/xe0dpl4nQe

5/5/2015 5:11:29 PM

RT @ChiAutoShow: . @MazdaUSA donates $1 million to St. Jude Hospital to help kids with cancer: http://t.co/wlnMWFiJJS #MazdaDrive4Good

5/5/2015 4:53:48 PM

. @MazdaUSA donates $1 million to St. Jude Hospital to help kids with cancer: http://t.co/wlnMWFiJJS #MazdaDrive4Good

5/5/2015 3:19:15 PM

Plan a Family Day-cation at the Chicago Auto Show #CAS15 http://t.co/ccWo0th4yx

5/5/2015 2:30:33 PM

RT @DHMGmedia: Bring the little ones - we're sponsoring family day at the @ChiAutoShow! http://t.co/5EWEhlpoBp

5/4/2015 6:21:12 PM

Lil’ Kia is on a quest to search for his big brother the #KiaTrailster! #CAS15 #ad @Kia (Vine by @JethroAmes) https://t.co/v27QA2qo3Z

5/4/2015 6:20:27 PM

Adventure on repeat! #KiaTrailster #CAS15 #ad @Kia (Vine by @JethroAmes) https://t.co/8VAuFLgqAe

5/4/2015 4:48:21 PM

RT @mrlevine: LIVE on #Periscope: Live reveal of the 2016 F-150 with CNG/LPG prepped 5-liter V8 https://t.co/WqZdg5Pkh6

5/4/2015 3:39:13 PM

What's the craziest car or exhibit you've seen at the #ChicagoAutoShow? Here's a 1957 lift device… https://t.co/Fl9Qv9OEpS

5/4/2015 2:08:26 PM

@ChiAutoShow Te dejo a mis alumnos cantando el mejor homenaje a Chespirito que verás jamás https://t.co/piBJQmIu4G #CincoDeMayo