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Three Top Automotive Industry Women to Join the Advisory Panel of Ask Patty

March 26, 2007

Sarasota, Fla. — Inc., announced that three top automotive industry women will join the automotive advisory panel of industry-expert women for their new woman's portal, Ask Patty. The Ask Patty website at that launched June 8, 2006, provides a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics online.

Women can get automotive advice when they go to and and click on the "Get Advice" link. Questions are submitted to

Ask Patty via e-mail. The expert women will typically reply back to the consumer the same day.

Joining is Wendy Engelberg, director of operations and founder of AutoVisuals, maker of the Auto Sharp Paint Pen. A marker used to touch up the chips and scratches on your car. Engelberg started in the automotive paint industry by having her own touch up company that went to the dealerships and touched up the cars and painted the bumpers.

Also joining the AskPatty team is Maura Schreier-Fleming. Schreier-Fleming's first job at Mobil Oil was sales engineer. She sold industrial lubricants, passenger car motor oils and heavy-duty motor oils to a variety of industries. Next she became Mobil Oil's first female lubrication engineer in the United States. She also established Best@Selling in 1997, a sales training and consulting company.

Shelly LoCascio, owner and dealer principal of Irwin Lincoln Mercury Mazda in Freehold, N.J. also joins This year LoCascio's team of professionals is boasting Mazda's Gold Cup & Lincoln Mercury's Presidents Award for Customer Satisfaction.

"We are very grateful to be adding these top women to our Advisory Panel," says Jody DeVere, President of Ask Patty. DeVere continues, "Each of these women have great experiences in the automotive industry and will provide added resources to the women who visit Ask Patty."

Peter Martin, CEO of adds, "Our Advisory Panel keeps growing and we are thrilled to be adding even more qualified women to the board. This addition just expands the reach of Ask Patty and will elevate the woman consumer's experience on the site."

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