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Industry veteran Mark Helvenston joins SkillsUSA board of directors

IAA vice president will serve as business and industry representative to champion the future of skilled trades workers

Leesburg, Va.—Mark Helvenston, vice president, industry relations and alliance partnerships for IAA, an RB Global company, was recently elected to serve as a business and industry representative on the SkillsUSA Board of Directors.

“It is my honor to serve on the SkillsUSA board of directors and take a more influential role in helping to deliver the organization’s mission,” Helvenston said. “I am looking forward to working with the board and staff to champion the future of skilled trades workers and help SkillsUSA continue to empower students to become responsible, career-ready leaders within their communities.”

Helvenston leads industry relations for IAA, spearheading strategic partnerships with organizations that support the automotive industry. He serves on several boards and committees, including a seat on the Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees, he is a trustee for CIECA and is a technical committee member for the SkillsUSA Championships. Helvenston has held several management positions at IAA since joining that organization in 2003. A 30-year veteran of the automotive claims industry, he was previously vice president of sales and marketing with Greenleaf Acquisitions, a division of the Ford Motor Company.

“SkillsUSA is honored to have a business and industry representative like Mark Helvenston serve on our national board of directors,” said SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis. “His work with IAA and its relationship with SkillsUSA has made such a positive difference for career and technical education and for SkillsUSA’s mission.”

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