The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) has announced three new members of the board of trustees for 2016. The new trustees are: Marie Barry, director of the office of career readiness, New Jersey Department of Education, Trenton, NJ; Suzanne LaBroad, vice president for recruiting and recognition, Hendrick Automotive Group, Charlotte, NC; and Mike Mulvihill, bureau director, Mississippi Department of Education, Jackson, MS.
“We are delighted to have trustees,” said Trish Serratore, NATEF president. “Their knowledge and involvement within the industry brings much to the NATEF mission of helping to provide tomorrow’s technicians through our program accreditation.”
The new members join Chair Joe Torchiana, founder of Torchiana Automotive Training Institute, West Chester, PA; Vice Chair Jim Anderson, auto instructor at Greenville High School, Greenville, OH; Treasurer Chris Wallace, technical training manager for General Motors, Warren, MI; and other members of the board of trustees.
“NATEF’s success depends greatly on the guidance, knowledge and counsel of our officers and board of trustees,” Serratore said. “We thank these dedicated individuals for helping us meet the educational needs of our industry and are grateful for their service and the support of their respective companies in helping to ensure the supply of qualified, entry-level automotive professionals well into the future.”