Auto Care Association Next Step Program

Scholarship Recipients Named In Auto Care Association’s Next Step Program

Next Step offers young industry professionals the unique opportunity to develop lasting involvement in the auto care industry by experiencing and participating in Auto Care Association's Spring Leadership Days.

The Auto Care Association has announced scholarship winners for the 2019 term of the Next Step Program. Next Step offers young industry professionals the unique opportunity to develop lasting involvement in the auto care industry by experiencing and participating in Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days. Next Steppers have the opportunity to participate in up to 25 meetings and network with more than 450 veteran industry leaders during the course of this three-day event. Next Steppers will experience up-close how the association and various aspects of the industry work.

Each Next Stepper will receive a scholarship of up to $1,100 to offset most expenses for travel and accommodations to, from and during the event. Most meals are also included. 

The 2019 Next Step Program Recipients include:

  • Christopher Balogh, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
  • Megan Dineff, Ervine’s & Grand Rapids Hybrid
  • Jim Holik, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
  • John McGrane, Schrader Performance Sensors
  • Krysta Messier, Rostar Filters
  • Caitlin Monson, The Detroit Garage
  • Nikki Walker, AutoZone
  • Crystal Weaver, NGK Spark Plugs
  • Blake Wilcox, Dayco Products

Auto Care Association Spring Leadership Days will take place May 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs, Florida.

Following Spring Leadership Days, YANG will be hosting the 2019 YANG Leadership Conference through Saturday. Next Step scholarship recipients are encouraged to stay and attend this (2) half-day education conference. Attendees will receive .7 CEU credits towards their AAP/MAAP professional designations.  

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