Friday, 21 May 2021 19:49

AASP-MN Executive Director Announces Retirement


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Judell Anderson, executive director of the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN) since 1996, announced she will retire at the end of this year, the association reported.

With Anderson at the helm, AASP-MN enjoyed major legislative victories, created a scholarship program, expanded member benefits and attained record membership. She introduced strategic planning and applied best-practice association management principles into the day-to-day work of the association.


Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments during her tenure was the founding of MNCARS---Minnesota Careers in Auto Repair & Service---in response to the industry’s workforce shortage. Anderson has also been active in I-CAR, SkillsUSA and a multitude of high school and college auto advisory committees and industry work groups at the national and local level.

"Judell has been our leader, our champion and our ally for 25 years!" said AASP-MN President Tom Archambault. "Her contributions to the automotive industry---most notably her support of automotive education and careers, along with legislative advocacy for independent automotive repair businesses---will be felt for years to come. For those reasons, and many others, we are forever grateful for her leadership of the alliance and wish her all the best."


“I am grateful to have served the members of AASP-MN for 25-plus years, loving what I do every day and feeling like it made a difference," Anderson said. "The job has always challenged me and the work, the people and the experience have been incredible.”


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