Women’s Industry Network elects six new directors
June 16, 2011 — The Women’s Industry Network (WIN) recently added six new members to its board of directors.
They are: Ruth Weniger, CEO of Airbag Solutions, LLC; Terri Neely, director of operations for Nagy’s Collision Centers; Sharon Mazanec, industry consultant; Michelle Toups, manager of California Customs Collision Center; Susanna Gotsch, director, industry analyst for CCC Information Services Inc; and Amy Nuttall, APD claims staff advisor for USAA.
Each of the new board members will serve a two-year term starting this month.
“It is an honor to welcome these accomplished women to the WIN Board,” said Victoria Jankowski, WIN’s newly elected chair and P&C claims consultant for State Farm Insurance. “Their diverse backgrounds and experiences will benefit WIN as we continue to grow and engage women in the collision repair industry and as we embark on our strategic initiatives for 2011 and beyond.”
Four returning board members were elected to officer positions on the board’s 2011 executive committee. Jennifer Justice-Haley, operations manager for Valley Paint & Body, Inc., will serve as vice-chair; Margaret Knell, director of corporate administration for I-CAR, will serve as administrative vice chair; Denise Caspersen, ASA’s collision division manager, will serve as secretary; and Teresa Bolton, director of Collision Repair Test Development for ASE, will serve as treasurer.
Jankowski also thanked outgoing board members Geralynn Kottschade, Mary Kunz, Jeanne Silver and Kim White for their service.
WIN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging, developing and cultivating opportunities to attract women to collision repair. The organization recognizes excellence, promotes leadership and fosters a network among women shaping the industry. For more information, go to womensindustrynetwork.com.