MotorCities National Heritage Area

May 12, 2022


DETROIT – At its recent meeting, the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, who will each serve a two-year term. 

The newly-elected board members include: 

  • Tom Rolands of Troy, who is Co-Director of the UAW/Stellantis National Training Center in Warren.  Rolands joined Stellantis in April 2012 at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant.  In 2014/2015, he worked in Talent Management at the Chrysler Tech Center (CTC) in Auburn Hills supporting Powertrain and Assembly Operations.  In 2016, Rolands moved into Labor Control at CTC supporting all manufacturing and MOPAR operations.  In November 2017, he moved into his current role where he supports manufacturing operations from a training capacity for all bargaining unit employees. Prior to Stellantis, Rolands spent 19 years in the hospitality industry, primarily with Aimbridge Hospitality.  He held many positions from Director of Sales to General Manager of numerous properties.    
  • Amber Taylor of Clio, who has been Executive Director of Back to the Bricks in Flint since December 2019. Her background is in marketing, sales, advertising, retail management, and construction. Taylor’s experience includes working with non-profit organization events in the Flint area such as Whaley Children’s Center, Hurley Foundation and supporting local charities through events. She is a proud Certified Tourism Ambassador and facilitator for Genesee County through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is the Past President of the Flint Women’s Forum and is now Communications Chair. She was proud to spearhead the first female statue in the Automobile Heritage Collection, namely Rosie the Riveter now on display at Bishop International Airport.