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March 14, 2011 — The National Auto Body Council (NABC) recently named Charles Dillard chairman of its Pride Committee.

The committee oversees the NABC’s Pride Awards, which recognize individuals or groups from the industry that selflessly contribute to the world around them, according to an NABC press release_notes.

Dillard, director of finance at Precision Body and Paint in Beaverton, Ore., will transition into the role with help from 2010 Pride Co-chair Janet Chaney. Last year's other co-chair, Bob Keith, is stepping down from his Pride duties.

Dillard has a history of NABC involvement, including participation in its Recycled Rides effort to donate refurbished vehicles to families in need.

“The Pride Award is really the essence of what NABC is all about,” Dillard said. “There are people in this industry that do incredible things everyday—not for the glory, but because it is the right thing to do. We need to acknowledge these phenomenal people with whom we work, and Pride has proven an effective vehicle for doing so. I look forward to the challenge of chairing committee for 2011.”

Chaney said Dillard is bringing fresh ideas to the Pride Committee and his executive experience and NABC membership put him in a good position to promote its vision. Keith, who called his past participation a tremendous experience, said he was also looking forward to Dillard’s leadership.

“I am pleased that Charles Dillard has volunteered to take this core and very essential NABC program to the next level,” Keith said. “It will be exciting to see its continuing development.”

The Pride award has been given for bravery, philanthropy, charity and selfless acts of kindness. For more information, go to

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