By B.J. Johnson
AMI Honors Largest Class of Graduates
The Automotive Management Institute (AMI) honored its 12th class of Accredited Automotive Managers (AAMs) Nov. 5, 2004. The graduating class of 2004 had 206 automotive service professionals who earned the prestigious AAM designation by successfully completing AMI courses and accumulating a minimum of 120 credits. This group was 50 percent larger than any previous class of AMI graduates, and brings the total number of AAMs to more than 1,000.
The continuing education offered by AMI helps automotive service professionals improve their business management skills. In addition to providing business management classes, the institute offers the AAM designation, which is the industry's first business education accreditation. AMI courses concentrate on five core areas of business management education: financial management, marketing and sales, operations and service, management and administration, and personnel and human resource development.
"It is a pleasure to recognize the institute's 2004 AAMs," said John Francis Jr., AAM, AMI chairman. "The dedication and commitment by these graduates to achieve this level of excellence and professionalism is to be commended."
Toni Slaton, AAM, AMI executive director added, "This elite group of automotive service professionals has demonstrated a very strong commitment to improving their business management skills and the professional image of our industry."
The graduation took place during the Automotive Service Association's Celebration of Excellence in Las Vegas.
The 2005 ASA Annual Business Meeting will be held April 20-23, 2005, at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. This year's meeting will include the national board meeting, two Automotive Management Institute (AMI) seminars, a town hall meeting and a swearing-in ceremony. In addition, the affiliate assembly will hold an all-day brainstorming session followed by the official assembly meeting.
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The ASA board of directors elections will be held Jan. 3 to Feb. 28, 2005. Click here for the official notification of ASA members seeking board positions.
The candidates are seeking election to two positions of general director. All ASA regular members in good standing are eligible to vote. The voting process is conducted electronically using a toll-free telephone number or by logging on to a secured Web site. To cast your vote, call (800) VOTE-ASA (800) 868-3272 or point your Web browser to www.vres.us/asa.html.
By either method, ASA regular members will vote by entering their member number plus a three-digit security code number. These numbers can be found on the mailing labels of this issue and the December 2004 issue of AutoInc. The member number and security code are directly above the addressees' full name and are enclosed by parentheses. Example: (123456 789).
For more information on the voting process, please contact ASA at (800) 272-7467, ext. 213.
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