Board of Trustees

Clint Marlow
Industry Segment Insurance
Organization Allstate Insurance
Title Director
Years in Industry 35+
Years with CIECA 5+
Clint Marlow’s current focus at Allstate centers on forwarding looking research, key strategic projects, and Strategic Partnerships. Clint has been with CIECA for the past four years and currently serves as CIECA’s Past Chair, is the Co - Chairman of the FNOL Committee, and Chairs the CIC Insurer / Repairer Relationship committee.
Roy Schnepper
Industry Segment
Organization Automotive Service Association (ASA)
Title Immediate Past-Chairman
Years in Industry 45+
Years with CIECA 10
Roy Schnepper, president and owner of Butler's Collision Center, has given much of his time to better the industry, which has included serving ASA of Michigan as chairman; involvement with the ASA national board of directors, including a term as chairman; the I-CAR board of directors, the AMi board of trustees; as well as an active member of CIC and SCRS.
Driaan du Toit
Industry Segment Information Provider
Organization Audatex, A Solera Company
Title Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
Years in Industry 6
Years with CIECA Joined the board in 2021
Driaan du Toit joined Solera Holdings Inc. more than six years ago. A qualified chartered accountant, Driaan decided to transition into strategic, operational, sales, business development and client relationship management. He holds a degree from the University of South Africa and a CA designation from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Tom McGarry
Industry Segment Paint & Materials Provider
Organization Axalta Coating Systems
Title North America Marketing & Strategy Manager
Years in Industry 45
Years with CIECA 24
Tom McGarry oversees industry relations, ProfitNet Management System, and dealership business segment strategy for Axalta Coating Systems. As an active member of the collision industry, Tom is involved in working with hundreds of collision shops and vendors to bring solutions to the ever-changing needs in the industry.
Ashley Denison
Industry Segment Repair
Organization Caliber Collision
Title Chief Information Officer
Years in Industry 9
Years with CIECA 3
Responsible for Caliber’s enterprise-wide business IT strategy, implementation and operations, Ashley Denison has overseen the transformation of Caliber’s home-grown legacy systems to the current management, estimating, financial and cloud-based platforms across more than 1,000 company-owned locations.
Greg Best
Industry Segment Insurance
Organization California Casualty Company
Title Senior Analyst
Years in Industry 25+
Years with CIECA 4
Greg Best has experience in claims, Underwriting, and IT. He is currently a member of the CIECA Executive Committee and is the Photo Based Estimating Committee chair. He would like to continue CIECA’s outreach and push for the further adoption of industry standards, as well as helping to guide CIECA’s advancement with the utilization of new technologies.  
Jeff Schroder
Industry Segment Parts Information Provider
Title Founding CEO
Years in Industry 23
Years with CIECA 20
Jeff Schroder serves on CIECA's executive committee and currently leads the Standards Advisory Board. He also serves on the CIECA parts procurement committee, and CIC Parts Definition committee. Jeff leads Car-Part's Integrated Car Part Pro (iPro) and iPro Analytics Product Management teams along with its business development efforts.
Dan Risley
Industry Segment Information Provider
Organization CCC Information Services
Title Vice President of Quality Repair and Marketing Development
Years in Industry 30
Years with CIECA 3
Dan Risley works closely with car manufacturers to understand and deliver products/ services to meet their needs. He spent eight years as president of SCRS and five years as president of ASA. He has participated on many industry boards and committees including: the CIC Database Task Force chair and CIC Data Privacy Committee chair, and an AMi board member.
Rick Palmer
Industry Segment Information Provider
Organization ComputerLogic, Inc.
Title President/CEO
Years in Industry 35+
Years with CIECA 25
Over his career, Richard Palmer has led the development effort for numerous software applications that are used today by all segments of the collision industry including repairers, paint and material manufacturers and distributors, and insurers. As an original member of CIECA, he has served on the board since 1995 and was the chairman of the Board of Trustees in 2003.
Kim DeVallance Caron
Industry Segment Rental
Organization Enterprise Holdings
Title Director of Product Discovery
Years in Industry 27
Years with CIECA 15
In her current role at Enterprise Holdings, the company that operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car brands, Kim DeVallance Caron provides the direction and strategic vision for the software development of the ARMS® (Automated Rental Management System) Applications. She also assists with other related solutions focusing on the replacement business segments that Enterprise supports. 
Erick Bickett
Industry Segment Repair
Organization FixAuto USA 
Title CEO/Co-founder
Years in Industry 35+
Years with CIECA 25+
Erick Bickett has been a leader and innovator since the mid 80s, devoting countless hours to the collision repair industry. He co-founded Auto Center Auto Body in 1984 and FIX Auto USA in 1997. Both companies were sold in 2020. Erick founded CIECA in 1995. He remains a lifetime board member and is still active in the association today. 
John Vito
Industry Segment Rental
Organization The Hertz Corporation
Title Senior Director Replacement Client Solutions and Partnerships
Years in Industry 30+
Years with CIECA 15
Since joining Hertz in 2002, John Vito has held various sales, operations and management positions within the car rental industry. As the senior director replacement client solutions and partnerships, John has a passion for exploring partnerships and technology solutions focused on providing great customer service and is proud to be part of the collision community.
Mark Helvenston
Industry Segment Salvage
Organization Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA)
Title Vice President of Industry Relations and Alliance Partnerships
Years in Industry 30+
Years with CIECA 12
Mark Helvenston spearheads IAA’s strategic partnerships with organizations that are part of the overall automotive industry. An active industry supporter, Mark sits on various boards and committees including the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) Board of Trustees and SkillsUSA (National Competition, Technical Committee Member).
Mike Marlowe
Industry Segment Parts & Materials
Organization LKQ Corporation
Title Enterprise Architecture
Years in Industry 30+
Years with CIECA 13
Mike Marlowe is responsible for Enterprise Architecture for LKQ Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Keystone Automotive Industries. He has held various technology roles with LKQ and Keystone along with various board positions with CIECA, including treasurer and secretary.
Phil Martinez
Industry Segment Information Provider
Organization Mitchell International
Title Senior Technical Consultant
Years in Industry 35+
Years with CIECA 27
Phil Martinez is responsible for integrating Mitchell solutions with industry trading partners. He led the development of CIECA Standards since CIECA was founded and helped develop EMS, ASC X12, and BMS data standards for the Auto Physical Damage industry. In addition to holding many Executive Committee positions over the years, Phil sits on several CIECA committees and co-chairs VDI and Total Loss. 
Russ Sims
Industry Segment Insurance
Organization Nationwide
Title Property & Casualty Claims Senior Business Consultant
Years in Industry 25+
Years with CIECA Joined the Board in 2020
Russ Sims joined Nationwide in 1994. In his current position, he helps ensure that the technology being used keeps pace with the ever-changing needs of customers and associates. Russ has served on CIECA’s Subrogation Committee in the past, helping to build the BMS messages.
Pete Tagliapietra
Industry Segment Information Provider
Organization NuGen IT, an OEC Company
Title President
Years in Industry 40+
Years with CIECA 16
Pete Tagliapietra is involved with the strategic direction for the collision repair industry and oversees operations at the Kansas City Innovation Center. Throughout his career, Pete has served in various positions that have aligned with the industry he is currently associated with. He has been active in several industry associations including CIC, I-CAR and SCRS. 
Brady Bonner
Industry Segment Information Provider
Organization Safelite Solutions, LLC
Title Vice President of Client Sales and Support
Years in Industry 30+
Years with CIECA Joined the Board in 2020
Brady Bonner focuses on solutions that provide value to clients at Safelite Solutions. He has been involved with many charitable organizations over the past 30 years. Most recently, he is on the board of the Caper 10 Alumni Association, which helps provide college scholarships for students at his alma mater high school in NJ.
Ed Mondragon 
Industry Segment Insurance
Organization State Farm Insurance
Title Property & Casualty Claims Consultant
Years in Industry 25+
Years with CIECA Joined 2021
Ed Mondragon has been in the auto insurance and collision repair industries for more than 25 years. He has significant experience in auto claims, process design and improvement, operational leadership, and organizational transformation. Ed is a solution-oriented leader focused on building collaborative teams and improving customer experience.
Charles Dillard
Industry Segment Repair
Organization Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)
Title Chief Financial Officer
Years in Industry 30+
Years with CIECA 13
Charles Dillard, chief financial officer at Precision Body & Paint, is actively involved in the collision industry, regularly attending SCRS and CIC, and learning what is transpiring to remain current and compliant with the challenges of repairing today’s vehicles. Charles received an Outstanding Contribution award for a special project he was involved with for CIECA in 2007.