ASA’s Annual Business Meeting Focuses on Relevance, Serving Members
Board amends, members ratify bylaws to better serve members
ASA held its annual business meeting May 7-8 north Texas. The primary focus of this year’s pivotal event was the association’s significance in the industry and its goal to remain relevant to the needs of today’s members. To do so, the board of directors voted to amend ASA’s bylaws, as approved by the board and ratified by the ASA membership May 7.
Among the numerous amendments ratified by the members were two of significance to the association’s structure and governance, the transition to a seven-member board and the discontinuation of the affiliate assembly process in lieu of developing a broader-based and more direct method for members to interact with the board.
“Every association has an obligation to evaluate the member value proposition on a regular basis and adjust accordingly,” said Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive. “ASA has recognized its responsibility to deliver a consistent and relevant member experience, and the structure and governance of the association has to evolve in order to do so. The members of ASA’s board of directors should be commended for their vision and leadership in addressing the necessary changes.”
All ASA members were invited to attend the annual business meeting. The agenda included open meetings of the board of directors, a state-of-the-association address by Pyle, and an Association Leadership Summit hosted by ASA that featured Jeff De Cagna, chief strategist and founder of Principled Innovation and an association strategy expert.
New ASA Board Installed
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced its new board of directors, who were sworn in during the association’s annual business meeting May 7-8 in North Texas.
Ron Nagy, AAM, Nagy’s Collision Centers, Orville, Ohio, remains chairman of ASA’s board of directors for 2012-2013. Nagy initially assumed the chairman’s post at the conclusion of the 2011 annual business meeting. Due to a reorganization of the association’s structure and governance to allow ASA to better serve its members, the positions of the board chairman and chairman-elect will now be two-year terms. The board voted and ratified these changes to the bylaws during the annual business meeting.
“I’m excited to lead this association for another year. With the new changes regarding the association’s structure and governance going forward, we have made ASA more relevant to our members and to this profession,” said Nagy. “Taking these steps has the potential to help all who are in the automotive repair industry to achieve greater success in business.”
Jerry Burns, AAM, Automotive Impressions Inc., Rio Rancho, N.M., remains as immediate past chairman for one more year. Darrell Amberson, AAM, Lehman’s Garage, Bloomington, Minn., also maintains his position as chairman-elect.
Roy Schnepper, AAM, Butler’s Collision Inc., Roseville, Mich., was elected secretary/treasurer, one-year term with the possibility of serving a second consecutive one-year term. All other elected officers going forward will serve two-year terms under the new bylaws.
Serving as general directors are Gary Keyes, AAM, E&M Motors Inc., Stuart, Fla.; Donny Seyfer, AAM, Seyfer Automotive Inc., Wheat Ridge, Colo.; and Bob Wills, AAM, Wills Auto Service, Battle Creek, Mich. Serving as affiliate directors are Joel Baxter, AAM, B&B Auto and Truck Repair, Bremerton, Wash.; and Mark Gurnsey, AAM, Accountable Auto Care Inc., Broomfield, Colo.
The final two board positions are held by ASA’s Collision Division and Mechanical Division directors: Dan Stander, AAM, Fix Auto Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Colo. (Collision Division); and Bill Moss, AAM, Ferris EuroService Automotive Inc., Warrenton, Va. (Mechanical Division).
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