Our Leadership

cref board of trustees

Brenda Hogen

Executive Committee

Parts Trader


Mark Helvenston

Executive Committee

Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA)

vice chair

Mark Verbois

Executive Committee

Enterprise Holdings


Sandee Lindorfer

Executive Committee

Allstate Insurance Co


Stacy Bartnik

Executive Committee



Steve Schmidt

Executive Committee

State Farm

immediate past chair

Mark Allen

Audi of America

Keith Bell


Kristle Bollans

CSN Collision

Mike Croker

Industrial Shelving Solutions

Chris Dewes

PPG Industries, Inc.

John Eck

General Motors

Paul Folino

LKQ Corporation

Ty Gammill

Caliber Collision Centers

Andreas Hecht

CCC Information Systems, Inc.

Doug Irish

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Josh Krentz

Forbes Road CTC

Ryan West


J. Laurence “Larry” Costin

CCC Information Services, Inc.

Lirel G. Holt

U, Inc.

Charles S. Sulkala

Our Staff

Collision Repair Education Foundation

Brandon Eckenrode

Executive Director

Melissa Marscin

Director of Operations and Impact

Amber Ritter

Director of Marketing and Project Management

Kate Piazza

Donor Development Coordinator

Meg Whalen

Administrative Assistant-School and Scholarship Support

Tiffany Bulak

Program and Events Manager

Amanda Going

Administrative Assistant/Operations

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