Northwood University Announces General Chair and Vice Chairs of the 2014 Annual Auto Show

Kristin Hammond

Christina Salmon

The Automotive Marketing department at Northwood University announces the selection of Kristin Hammond as general chair, and Christina Salmon as vice chair, of the 51st Annual Northwood University International Auto Show (NUIAS). 

Northwood University will host the 2014 NUIAS on its scenic campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland on October 10, 11 and 12 and expects upwards of 60,000 attendees. 

The theme of this year’s show is “Take the Wheel,” which according General Chair Kristin Hammond, “will put consumers back in touch with what makes the car so wonderful. What matters most to consumer is convenience and freedom. We are being intentional in making this show all about empowering the car buyer.” 

The daughter of Andy and Vicki Hammond of Alma, Michigan, Kristin Hammond, is a senior in her fourth year of involvement with NUIAS. She previously served as a member of team Watersports, a member of team Chevrolet, and on the Executive Board as the Public Relations Chair of the 50th NUIAS. Hammond is pursuing a major in Entertainment, Sport and Promotion Management. She is an honors student and is actively involved in The Automotive Group (TAG), Entertainment Sports Promotions Management Association (ESPMA), and Business Professionals of America (BPA).

Christina Salmon is the daughter of Greg and Suzanne Salmon. She brings two years of experience to the vice chair position. Among her previous roles is Captain of Team Cadillac. Salmon is a graduate of Brighton High School. At Northwood, she is involved in campus life as a member of the Delta Zeta sorrority and she currently serves as a member of the TAG Exectutive Board while she pursues a BBA/MBA in Automotive Marketing and Management.

With team captains and co-captains selected, teams are filling up quickly as participants prepare for the fast approaching show this fall. Students are excited to implement interactive and informative displays containing over 500 new domestic and imported cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, experimental, concept and specialty vehicles in addition to an extensive aftermarket exhibit.

For more information call 989.837.4423 and for an updated list of activities contact 989.837.4823 or visit the Auto Show website at


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at two full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida and mid-Michigan. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.