A Year in Review: CREF Celebrates a Successful 2022 (article continued)

CREF expresses its gratitude to its leadership team:

  • Chair Steve Schmidt, State Farm
  • Vice Chair Kevin Burnett, Gerber Collision & Glass
  • Secretary Doug Irish, Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Treasurer Ryan West, GEICO
  • Trustee-at-Large Don Mikrut, Wejo
  • Trustee-at-Large Brenda Hogan, Parts Trader
  • Immediate Past Chair Tom Wolf, PPG Industries
  • Stacy Bartnik, Intertek
  • Keith Bell, Axalta Coating Systems
  • Tom Brown, 3M
  • Mike Croker, Chief Automotive
  • Paul Folino, LKQ Corporation
  • Ty Gammill, Caliber Collision Centers
  • Andreas Hecht, CCC Intelligent Solutions
  • Mark Helvenston, Insurance Auto Auctions
  • Ken Hudson, Farmers Insurance
  • Sean Huurman, Service King Collision Repair
  • Josh Krentz, Forbes Road Career and Technology Center
  • Sandee Lindorfer, Allstate Insurance Company
  • Mark Verbois, Enterprise Holdings
  • Trustee Emeriti J. Laurence “Larry” Costin, CCC Information Services, Inc.
  • Trustee Emeriti Lirel G. Holt, U, Inc.
  • Trustee Emeriti Chuck Sulkala

“The foundation is grateful to every individual and organization that donated funds and products, as well as all of our amazing volunteers,” Eckenrode offered in another round of thanks. “We’re addressing the technician shortage from every possible angle as we try to attract qualified talent to this field, but we rely on everyone’s involvement because we are stronger together. Let’s make 2023 an even more successful year!”

Industry members interested in getting involved and supporting the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s efforts to assist secondary and post-secondary collision repair training programs can contact us to learn about the many ways to get involved. Monetary donations can be made online.

Source: CREF

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