The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) has named its 2023-24 Board of Directors. The WIN Executive Board works to ensure the overall health, growth and viability of WIN, provides overall strategic direction, and executes on WIN’s vision and mission for women serving in the collision repair industry.
WIN’s Board consists of representatives from numerous industry segments including collision repair shops, distributors, suppliers, consultants, paint manufacturers, recyclers, insurance companies and others.
“The WIN Board is proud of the work of the last few years that resulted in several key accomplishments over the last program year,” said Tanya Sweetland, WIN 2023-24 chair. “This includes recruiting and establishing a record number of members, and student members thanks to the relaunch of our Scholarship program.”
“To achieve our goals to attract, retain and advance women in collision repair professions we will continue to focus our efforts on three main goals: grow membership and engagement so that we can reach more women; develop infrastructure for sustainability of the organization; and expand awareness so that the WIN superpower stops being the best kept secret of the industry."
At the recent WIN Educational Conference in San Antonio, the new 2023-24 WIN Executive Committee and board members were presented. The appointments include:
- Chair Tanya Sweetland, OEC
- Vice-chair Susie Frausto, Boyd Group/Gerber Collision & Glass
- Administrative Vice Chair Elizabeth Stein, OEC
- Treasurer Janette Tooley, Consolidated Dealers
- Secretary Laura Kottschade, Jerry's ABRA Auto Body & Glass
- Immediate past chair Jenny Anderson, Entegral, powered by Enterprise
New members joining the WIN 2023–24 Board include:
- Lisa Ferguson, I-CAR
- Sabrina Simionescu, AkzoNobel
- Stacey Simmons, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
The following board members will continue their service to the organization:
- Kristle Bollans, Hertz
- Jeanne Esquivel, Entegral, Powered by Enterprise
- Hannah Whitesides, Driven Brands
- Holly Whitley, Gerber Collision & Glass
- Blair Womble, Caliber Collision
Concluding their service and rotating off the board are:
- Treasurer Kathy Coffey, AkzoNobel
- Kim Frasher, OEC
- Kathy Mello, TGIF Body Shop
The mission of the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) is to support and enhance the role of women in the collision repair industry, promoting education, professional advancement and networking. The WIN board of directors exists to guide the organization in furthering these initiatives.
“During the 2023-24 program year, the WIN Board will continue to lead their teams on initiatives aligned with our goals as well as articulating the WIN Experience,” said Sweetland. “WIN offers opportunities for women to advance their professional skills and gain exposure through leadership of a WIN program, team or the board.”