Along with the trophy and industry recognition, the NABC also announced it would make contributions in the recipients’ honor to their preferred industry charities.
The NABC President’s Award was presented to Berkshire Hathaway Automotive. Darren Huggins, national collison director, received the lifetime traveling trophy on behalf of the organization.
In addition, the NABC made contributions in Berkshire Hathaway’s honor, one sanctioned by NABC and one by the recipient. Representing Berkshire Hathaway, Huggins selected the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) for both contributions.
The NABC Changing and Saving Lives Award recognized Sheila Samuel-Lefor, owner of CARSTAR Ideal Littleton, CARSTAR Ideal Arvada and CARSTAR Ideal Northglenn in Denver, CO.
Samuel-Lefor was selected for her commitment to giving back to her community through a variety of NABC and locally-based programs, inspiring a culture of community service throughout her team and an unwavering passion for helping those in need.
She selected the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) and the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) for the donations in her honor.
“It is very exciting to recognize these two outstanding recipients and honor their many contributions by supporting key collision repair industry organizations in their names,” said Clint Marlow, Allstate Claims and co-chair of the NABC Awards committee.
Nominations for the 2021 awards will open this spring. For more information, contact Awards Committee Co-Chairs Kevin Creegan or Debbie Teter at NABCAwards@nationalautobodycouncil.org.