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New Names, New Outreach For Two ASA Affiliates

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) board of directors has approved name changes for two of its affiliated associations: ASA-Washington and ASA-Missouri/Kansas.

ASA-Washington has changed its name to ASA-Northwest. The affiliate had already established a few chapters in Oregon to provide additional support and services, and will now reach out to Idaho.

ASA- Missouri/Kansas has changed its name to ASA-Midwest, allowing ASA members in Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma to voluntarily join the affiliate. Like the Washington group, some chapters are already established in the surrounding states.

ASA says that any existing and prospective ASA members in the surrounding areas – Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Oregon – may now voluntarily expand their national level of membership to include affiliate membership if they wish to do so. Additional affiliate dues apply and vary based on location or affiliate structure.

“Over the past year, ASA has significantly streamlined the governance and organizational structure of the association to become more relevant and responsive to its membership,” explained Ron Pyle, ASA president and chief staff executive. “The association’s affiliate organizations that are capable of providing added value to ASA members in adjacent markets will be afforded the opportunity to introduce themselves to a broader audience.”

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