HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – March 31, 2016 – 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
Jim Falteisek – 3M and Barry Roopnarine – Thomas A. Edison CTE High School were elected to the Board of Trustees.
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; and 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; and the late Russell Verona – East Rockford Collision Center. Chairmen Emeriti consist of: Chris Evans – State Farm Insurance; Chris Northup – Professional Parts Group; and 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.”
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.