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AASP-PA Announces Organizational Changes

Jeff Walter, current executive director, will be stepping down and returning to his family business in the private sector.

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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Pennsylvania (AASP-PA) announced organizational changes that are currently in effect:

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  • Jeff Walter, current executive director, has stepped down and returned to his family business in the private sector.
  • Amanda Henry, current assistant executive director and advertising and marketing director, was promoted to executive director.
  • Ken Seal, current field director for the Central and Eastern portion of the state, assumed the role of assistant executive director.

Jeff Walter has held a leadership role within the association for many years, beginning with a volunteer position. In 2013, he joined the staff as executive director upon the retirement of Jerry Schantz. While Walter will no longer be in the AASP-PA office on a daily basis, he has committed to continuing to work with the association as a consultant with issues related to the Safety Inspection Program. He will continue to represent and be an advocate for members.

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“While I am saddened to see Jeff leave the association, I am grateful he has agreed to stay on with us as a consultant,” said Henry.

Prior to the promotion to executive director, Henry served as the assistant executive director, as well as the advertising and marketing director. Included in her new duties, Henry will continue publishing the bi-monthly magazine and handling any other media/communications necessary for the association.

“I am honored and enthusiastic to lead AASP-PA through this new chapter,” said Henry. “With the solid foundation left to me by Jeff Walter, I look forward to continuing to grow the association, and I am confident these new changes will afford us that possibility.”

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Ken Seal, who returned to the association a year ago, has been named assistant executive director. Seal will continue to work primarily in the field, building membership and working closely with chapter presidents on meeting planning, while also assisting with events like Shop Survival Summit and working more with benefits partners.

“Ken has been crucial to growing AASP-PA,” said Henry. “I am confident that in his new role, he will continue to add value to the membership.”

Seal is excited to begin his additional duties, stating that, “My heart has always been with AASP-PA.”

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