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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

ASA Board of Directors Installed During Annual Business Meeting in VA

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its annual business meeting April 21 at the Westin Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va. The week kicked off April 20 with a welcome reception sponsored by Federated Insurance. On April 21, there were association meetings in the morning, including a closed board of directors meeting and an affiliate directors meeting, followed by a luncheon. In the afternoon, ASA members attended an open board meeting, followed by the swearing in of a new chairman and other board members.

Donny Seyfer, AAM, Seyfer Automotive, Wheat Ridge, Colo., is ASA’s new chairman.

“I am very excited about where ASA is going. We’re in the midst of reorganizing our business model, and we are building up our industry relationships and want to get more members involved in the association,” said Seyfer, whose father, Don Seyfer, served as chairman of ASA from 1996-1997.

Following the board and committee meetings, attendees enjoyed a private tour of George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon. At the conclusion of the tour, the group shared dinner and honored outgoing ASA Chairman Darrell Amberson, AAM, for his service to ASA.

Dan Risley, ASA president/executive director said, “With more than 40 years of experience in the collision industry, Darrell brought valuable insight to the leadership of ASA during his two years as chairman. We remain profoundly grateful for his contributions to ASA, as well as the automotive industry in its entirety. We wish him all the best in his next endeavor.”

The Automotive Service Association’s new board of directors began their term at the close of the annual business meeting. Serving two-year terms on the board are Seyfer; Darrell Amberson, AAM, LaMettry’s Collision Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., as immediate past chairman; and Roy Schnepper, AAM, Butler’s Collision Inc., Roseville, Mich., as chairman-elect. Bill Moss, AAM, EuroService Automotive, Warrenton, Va., a former general director, was nominated to serve a one-year term as secretary/treasurer. Ed Cushman, AAM, C&H Foreign Auto Repair, Spokane, Wash., was elected to serve a two-year term as general director. Moss’ move into the secretary/treasurer role leaves a general director vacancy that will be filled at a later date.

Bob Wills, AAM, Wills Auto Service, Battle Creek, Mich., begins the second year of his two-year term as Mechanical Division director; and Scott Benavidez was elected to a two-year term as Collision Division director.

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

ASA’s next national event is the NACE | CARS 2015 expo and educational conference in Detroit July 23-25, held in conjunction with several other industry events throughout the week. For more information, visit and

To learn more about ASA’s dedication to service and repair professionals, the value of ASA membership and how to join, visit or call (817) 514-2900.

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