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New AMi Board of Trustee appointments announced

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 07:00
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In a joint press release with the Automotive Management Institute (AMi), the Automotive Service Association is announcing the newest members of AMi’s Board of Trustees, which it recently approved.

AMi’s Board of Trustees will also be holding its annual board meeting May 2, 2019, in conjunction with ASA’s upcoming Annual Business Meeting & Conference at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas community of Hurst.

Before announcing the new appointees, ASA Chairman Roy Schnepper thanked the former AMi trustee members. They include Donny Seyfer, AMAM, executive director of NASTF, Wheat Ridge, Colo.; Gary Keyes, AMAM, of E&M Motors, Stuart, Fla.; Rex Dunn, Caliber Collision, Elmhurst, Ill., and Sheri Hamilton, AMAM, executive director, of the Midwest Auto Care Association, Gladstone, Mo., who served multiple terms.

“I want to thank these individuals for their years of service and dedication,” Schnepper said. “They put in countless volunteer hours and personal efforts into the success that AMi has achieved these past few years. Their dedication and cooperation empowered the staff to develop a world-class learning portal providing more than 200 online courses via 24/7/365 access to educate both the collision and mechanical repair industries.”

In addition, Schnepper said Jeff Peevy, AMAM, president/executive director of AMi, North Richland Hills, Texas, recently gained approval to host a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles program. He said that program could be an important steppingstone for the current and future employees of our industry.

“I am sure this will only further enhance the efforts of the new trustees the ASA Board of Directors recently approved,” Schnepper said.

AMi’s current Board of Trustees members are Bill Haas, AAM, Haas Performance Consulting, Tyler, Texas; Darrell Amberson, AMAM, LaMettry’s Collision & Glass, Minneapolis, Minn., and Scott Brown, Diagnostic Network, Claremont, Calif.

Newly appointed Board of Trustee members will include Amy Mattinat, Auto Craftsmen, Montpelier, Vt., and Mike Schoonover, Schoonover Bodyworks & Glass, St. Paul, Minn.

ASA Executive Director Ray Fisher, AMAM, will assume the ASA president seat on the AMi Board of Trustees previously filled in an interim capacity by Tony Molla, ASA’s Vice President of Industry Relations.

In discussing the duties and responsibilities of the ASA Board of Directors, as written in the Automotive Management Institute Bylaws, Schnepper said, “We meet certain criteria to maintain continuity through a very well thought out set of bylaws. Those bylaws require us to maintain the interests of the automotive repair industry. I am proud that the ASA Board of Directors continued to do that with their choice of trustees. Our endless appreciation goes to all who served their terms to the fullest and to those who accepted the position to continue to maintain AMi on a positive road to success!”

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About the Automotive Service Association

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2901.

For additional information about ASA, including past media releases, go to ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at TakingTheHill.com.

About the Automotive Management Institute

AMi was established in 1989 to answer the demand for continuing education and industry-accepted recognition programs tailored specifically for the business needs of the automotive service and repair industry. To date, AMi programs have attracted more than 250,000 enrollments throughout North America. AMi is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational foundation, to which tax-deductible contributions may be made. For more information about the Institute, its curriculum or methods of donations, please contact AMi at (817) 514-2929, email at supportingsuccess@amionline.org, or visit the AMI website at AMionline.org.

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