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WDC, Inc. Chooses Tanner Friedman to Drive Woodward Dream Cruise

Jan 14, 2008

Woodward Dream Cruise, Inc., the group that governs the world's largest one-day automotive event, voted this morning to name the strategic communications/public relations firm of Tanner Friedman as its Executive Director Team for the Woodward Dream Cruise.

As Executive Director Team, Tanner Friedman will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Cruise, including sponsorships, financial matters, communications and overall operational and strategic direction. Agency partner Don Tanner will reprise his role as Executive Director, a position he served in for the successful 2006 Woodward Dream Cruise, prior to co-founding Tanner Friedman.

"Over the past several months, the Board and I looked at a number of options for future leadership," said Dale Dawkins, President of the Woodward Dream Cruise, Inc. Board. "We see this as a pivotal year for the Cruise and Tanner Friedman as the ideal team to realize our goals and vision." 

Added Tanner: "WDC, Inc. and Tanner Friedman share a vision for evolving the event, which continues to showcase all that is great about our region and the car culture. The dedication and commitment of the Board along with our event experience, creativity and resources will make for a team that takes the Woodward Dream Cruise to another level." 

Tanner Friedman has been signed to a 3-year contract, through the 2010 Dream Cruise. The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world's largest one-day celebration of car culture, attracting more than 1 million visitors and over 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles. The 14th annual Dream Cruise is scheduled for Saturday August 16, 2008. Visit www.woodwarddreamcruise.com.

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