The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) has revealed its next chairman will be Darrell Amberson, President of Operations for LaMettry’s Collision in Henderson, Minnesota, while its November meeting will shift to an online environment instead.
Amberson has over 40 years of experience in the collision industry, spanning committee leadership, volunteer board work and moderating events. The CIC says he has served on multiple CIC committees in addition to his many years of attendance and participation. He most recently chaired the Governmental/Legislative Committee, which has hosted multiple outside reporters and panel discussions.
“I’m so excited to have Darrell Amberson follow me as Chairman of CIC,” said Jeff Peevy, current CIC Chairman. “We’ve worked together in multiple capacities for many years, so collaborating to hand over the reins will be as seamless as possible. Working with committee leaders to positively improve our structure, while still facing uncertainty with meeting style for COVID-19 concerns, will continue to allow the Conference to flourish and grow.
“The groups’ work to bring forward issues for discussion is more relevant than ever, and we have the opportunity to improve our industry in every aspect of CIC.”
The upcoming CIC meeting will be held from 11 AM to 3 PM EST, 11 to 12 November through Zoom online, with pre-registration being required to attend. Several committees will make presentations and attendees will have the opportunity to raise their hand and speak, with Q&A and “open mic” times.
The CIC says it is coming off the heels of a highly attended and very interactive July meeting, where attendees frequented the “open mic” session with comments or announcements, while the committees shared in-depth interactive presentations. Some also had panel discussions, and all fielded audience questions in their Q&A or even during their reports.
Register for the upcoming meeting by clicking here.