Leesburg, Virginia – Jan. 4, 2024 – The ASE Education Foundation recently announced the officers for its 2024 board of directors as well as new board members.
The new chair of the ASE Education Foundation is Joelle Pollak, co-founder of Promotive. Eric Kenar, manager, technician environment and service technical college for General Motors will serve as vice chair. Dwayne Myers, president and CEO of Dynamic Automotive will serve as treasurer and Brian LaCroix, automotive instructor at Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education Center will hold the role of secretary. Serving as past chair will be Trey Michael, senior director, office of career and technical education at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, who served as chair in 2023.
Three board members were renominated for additional terms: Drew Jablonowski, content and curriculum manager, Garage Gurus; Justin Morgan, automotive technology chairperson, Sinclair Community College; and Jim Sennett, manager of automotive repair programs for AAA.
Several new board members are beginning their terms in 2024, including Brent Franks, president, North Texas Automobile Dealers; Dennis Harden, chief, career and technical education for the Iowa Department of Education; Joe Oleson, director of fleet maintenance, support & equipment, FedEx Freight; Jason Ross, curriculum designer, Volkswagen Group of America; and Juwan Willis, program instructor, Oakland Schools NE Tech Campus.
“These officers and board members generously volunteer their time and expertise to guide the ASE Education Foundation,” said Mike Coley, ASE Education Foundation president. “As we embark on significant initiatives in the coming year, their experience and knowledge are invaluable. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all foundation board members for their unwavering interest and active participation."
About the ASE Education Foundation
The ASE Education Foundation provides proven solutions to the technician shortage, working with over 2,300 automotive technology training programs and over 100,000 students nationally to provide the transportation industry a skilled entry level workforce through standards and credentials for institutions and individuals. The Foundation also offers career development and workplace exposure by creating relationships and partnerships with employers. For more information, visit www.ASEeducationFoundation.org.