ASA Installs Board, Outlines New Initiatives During Annual Business Meeting

ASA held its annual business meeting March 6 at the Sheraton Overland Park near Kansas City, Kan. The event included an open meeting of the board of directors, a swearing-in ceremony of the new board, and a reception for ASA members in attendance immediately following the meeting.

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Congratulations to ASA’s new board of directors installed March 6 during ASA’s Annual Meeting held during the Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo. From l-r: Gary Keyes, AAM, general director; Bill Moss, AAM, general director; Darrell Amberson, AAM, chairman; Donny Seyfer, AAM, chairman-elect; Bob Wills, AAM, Mechanical Division director; and Dan Stander, AAM, Collision Division director. Not pictured: Roy Schnepper, AAM, secretary/treasurer, and Ron Nagy, AAM, past chairman.

“The board has worked very hard to move the association forward while supporting our membership and the industry. We eagerly begin our 2014 term with some specific goals in mind, and we’re prepared to focus on these initiatives to meet or surpass each one,” said Darrell Amberson, AAM, ASA chairman and vice president of operations at LaMettry’s Collision, Minneapolis.

The Automotive Service Association’s new board of directors began their term at the close of the annual business meeting. Darrell Amberson, AAM, LaMettry’s Collision, Minneapolis, continues his two-year term as chairman. Also continuing two-year terms are Ron Nagy, AAM, Nagy’s Collision Centers, Orville, Ohio, as immediate past chairman; Donny Seyfer, AAM, Seyfer Automotive Inc., Wheat Ridge, Colo., as chairman-elect; and Gary Keyes, AAM, E&M Motors Inc., Stuart, Fla., as general director. In addition, Dan Stander, AAM, Fix Auto Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Colo., has extended his role as Collision Division director for one year.

Roy Schnepper, AAM, Butler’s Collision Inc., Roseville, Mich., was re-elected to serve a one-year term as secretary/treasurer. Bob Wills, AAM, Wills Auto Service, Battle Creek, Mich., begins a two-year term as Mechanical Division director; and Bill Moss, AAM, Euro Service Automotive Inc., Warrenton, Va., begins a two-year term as general director.

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Barb and Vern Menke, AAMs, of Menke’s Automotive, catch up Diane Larson, AAM, of Larson’s Service Inc., and Bill Moss, AAM, of EuroService Automotive at the ASA reception following the annual meeting.

Dan Risley, ASA executive director, also serves on the ASA board of directors in an ex-officio capacity.

ASA’s next national event is the NACE/CARS 2014 expo and educational conference in Detroit July 30-Aug. 2, held in conjunction with several other industry events throughout the week. For information, visit www.CARSevent.org and www.NACEexpo.com.

ASA’s Goals for 2014

As outlined during ASA’s recent annual meeting, the goals for ASA in the next year include:

  • Purchase a new headquarters building
  • Enhance our legislative efforts, including strengthening the ASA PAC and more involvement in insurance regulation
  • Elevate member involvement and inspire individuals to consider association leadership
  • Grow membership and continue to work closely with affiliated associations
  • Enhance ASA’s training resources
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