I-CAR director of corporate administration named 2013-2014 chair of women's industry network

Margaret Knell has been with I-CAR for over 25 years.


I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, is honored to recognize Margaret Knell, director of corporate administration, for her recent appointment as Chair of the Women's Industry Network (WIN).

Margaret has been with I-CAR for over 25 years and is an integral member of the organization, serving I-CAR and its 22 person I-CAR Board of directors and associated board committees.

Knell works closely with the Board who sets the overall strategic direction for I-CAR and assists in obtaining resources in support of the I-CAR Mission. "Margaret's legal and board relations expertise, as well as her related industry experience, allows her to influence critical areas of I-CAR's business and I believe she will be highly effective leading the WIN Board and developing strategies that will enable the organization to continue delivering the WIN mission. Her deep level of commitment and strategic focus make her an ideal person to serve as WIN Board Chair," said John Van Alstyne, I-CAR CEO & president.

As chair of the WIN board, Knell will be actively involved in supporting educational opportunities for women in the industry, enhancing WIN's value proposition and promoting women's initiatives across all segments of the industry. WIN board members work together to guide the organization as well as foster an environment that encourages the education, recruitment, retention and networking of women in the collision repair industry.

In 2012, Knell was awarded the prestigious Cornerstone Award by WIN. The Cornerstone Award is given each year to a board member that exemplifies the values and ideals of WIN. She is also a recipient of the Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry (MIW) Award sponsored by Akzo Nobel.

Knell holds a Bachelor's degree in Business and Communications from John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH; an MBA from Keller Graduate School, Chicago, IL; and an M.S. in Information Technology and Privacy Law from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL.

The WIN board is comprised of women representing all segments of the collision repair industry.

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