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WIN Announces Most Influential Women in Collision Repair Awards

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May 23, 2014—The Most Influential Women (MIW) in Collision Repair Awards were presented to three women at the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Conference in San Diego earlier this month.

The MIW Awards recognize women who have enriched the collision repair industry with leadership, vision, and commitment to excellence, according to a WIN release.

This year’s honorees were Frederica Carter, president of F. Carter Events, LLC; Jordan Hendler, executive director of the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association; and Leanne Jefferies, director of collision programs at AIA Canada.

Each honoree was introduced by an industry peer and former MIW winner who nominated them for the award.

Originally established in 1999 by AkzoNobel, the MIW awards have been lead by WIN since 2013. AkzoNobel was also recognized during the conference.

“The Women’s Industry Network has, in a very short period of time, become a pillar association within the North American collision repair market,” said Doug Holmberg, director of vehicle refinishes for AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings North America.  “It was both a pleasure and honor for AkzoNobel to be part of the 2014 WIN Conference and formally transition the Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry program from our stewardship to WIN for their continued mentoring.”

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