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The I-CAR Education Foundation announced the slate of trustees and executive committee for 2009.
The following are members of the 2009 executive committee:
Chairman: Chris Evans, State Farm Insurance
Vice Chairman: Doug Webb, CSi Complete
Secretary: Bill Daly, Allstate Insurance Company
Treasurer: Chris Northup
Member-At-Large: Steve Seidner, Seidner’s Collision Centers
Member-At-Large: Terry Fortner, Nationwide Insurance
Immediate Past Chairman: Clark Plucinski, True2Form Collision Repair Centers
In addition to the executive committee, the members of the foundation board of trustees are: Mark Algie, 3M Company; Joseph Allen, CCC Information Services, Inc.; Terry Angell, Warren Tech; Guy Bargnes, BASF; Mary Knapp, Dennis Technical Education Center; Geralynn Kottschade, Jerry’s Body Shop Inc.; Tim O’Day, Gerber Collision & Glass; John Saia, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.; Greg Settle, Mercedes-Benz; Roland Taube, International Representative; and John Ward, Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Trustee emeriti are: J. Laurence Costin, CCC Information Services, Inc.; Lirel G. Holt; Frank D. McGiboney; Chuck S. Sulkala, Acme Body and Paint, Inc; and the late Russell Verona, East Rockford Collision Center.
“The Education Foundation has proven its unique ability to stimulate and support education in the collision repair industry,” said Chris Evans, chairman of the I-CAR Education Foundation board of trustees. “Last year, we launched our first annual $100,000 effort of supporting students through Education Foundation scholarships, grants of curriculum to career and technical schools and colleges (CTCS) and continuing education for CTSC instructors. We believe it’s possible to illustrate to others that by getting involved and supporting the Education Foundation we can benefit the industry and our businesses directly.”
For more information, visit www.ed-foundation.org.