BETHESDA, Md. — The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) board of trustees has elected its officers for fiscal year 2024, including Roger McCollum as chairman.
McCollum, previously secretary, replaces outgoing chair Bob Egan, who has transitioned to the role of chairman emeritus. Chris Pruitt succeeds McCollum as secretary.
The full slate of officers comprises:
- Chair — Roger McCollum, N.A. Williams Co. Inc.;
- Senior vice chair — John R. Washbish, president and CEO, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance;
- Vice chair — Larry Pavey, CEO, Automotive Parts Services Group;
- Treasurer — William Maggs, executive vice president, supply chain, Parts Authority;
- Secretary — Chris Pruitt, president and CEO, East Penn Manufacturing and Flicker/Langdon/Pruitt; and
- Chairman emeritus — Bob Egan, Egan & Associates, and Rusty Bishop, leadership adviser, Federated Auto Parts.
Jennifer Tio, president of Maximum Marketing Services Inc., continues as executive director of the UAF.
The UAF, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs since its founding in 1986 to help develop an aftermarket workforce. Earlier this year it awarded 378 scholarships totaling $640,250 to students for the 2023/24 school year.
Those awarded scholarships need to enrolled at a two- or four-year college or university or an accredited automotive vocational program, according to the UAF bylaws. While the majority of the students study to become mechanical, collision or heavy-duty repair professionals, others pursue degrees in fields such as business, engineering and IT/cybersecurity that often lead to careerw in the automotive aftermarket.