Monday, 04 April 2016 01:06

CREF Announces 2016 Board of Trustees & Executive Committee

The Collision Repair Education Foundation announced their 2016 Board of Trustees and Executive Committee as a result of their March 22, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting.


The Education Foundation is honored to have the following representatives on the Executive Committee:

  • Chair: Stacy Bartnik, ITW Evercoat
  • Vice Chair: Russ Hoffbauer, State Farm Insurance
  • Treasurer: Jeanne Silver, CARSTAR Mundelein
  • Secretary: Mary Mahoney, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • Trustee-at-Large: Tim Adelmann, ABRA Auto Body & Glass 
  • Trustee-at-Large: Mary Jo Prigge, CCC Information Services Inc.
  • Immediate Past Chair: Rick Tuuri, AudaExplore, a Solera Company
  • Board of Trustees: Jim Falteisek,  3M and Barry Roopnarine and Thomas A. Edison, CTE High School

In addition to the Executive Committee and the newly elected Trustees, the Foundation Board of Trustees consists of:

  • Scott Bridges – The Hertz Corporation
  • Patrick Burnett – Nationwide Insurance
  • Bill DeGrocco – GEICO
  • Dr. Sally Downey – East Valley Institute of Technology
  • James Fichera; Paul Gage – Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Don Hermanek – Insurance Auto Auctions
  • Scott Kohl – Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Dino Lanno – Safelite
  • Jim Ledder – Allstate Insurance Company
  • Greg Rintala – Snap-on
  • James Spears – USAA

Trustee Emeriti consist of:

  • J. Laurence Costin – CCC Information Services Inc.
  • Lirel G. Holt; Frank D. McGiboney
  • Chuck S. Sulkala – Chuck Sulkala Consulting
  • Russell Verona – East Rockford Collision Center

Chairmen Emeriti consist of:

  • Chris Evans – State Farm Insurance
  • Chris Northup – Professional Parts Group
  • Doug Webb – Ten Point Complete

As first female Chair of the Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees, Chair Stacy Bartnik stated, “I am honored to have been elected as the Chair of this great organization. We have a remarkable group of people making up our Executive Committee and Board of Trustees. I am confident that together we will continue the impressive work that has been done up to this point as we continue to support the future of our industry.”

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