TACOMA, Wash. — Diane Fitzgerald has been named national director of the Hagerty Education Program at America’s Car Museum (ACM), according to a press release.

ACM awards scholarships and grants to prepare young adults for careers in automotive preservation and restoration, said the release.

Fitzgerald has more than 30 years of experience in strategic planning, education, fundraising and marketing. She previously served as national Club Auto director at ACM, where she was responsible for increasing membership, stated the release.

The Hagerty Education Program at ACM was established in 2005 by Hagerty to support collector vehicle education.

“I’m looking forward to continuing the good work of the Collectors Foundation through the Hagerty Education Program to promote America’s automotive heritage,” said Fitzgerald, in the release. “Educating and training the next generation of car collector enthusiasts is vital to protecting the hobby and keeping vintage cars on the road for years to come.”