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Ron Pyle Leaving ASA At Year’s End; Interim Executive Director Named

Ron Pyle will be stepping down as president and chief staff executive of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) at the end of the year. Pyle joined the national staff in July 2002 and assumed the role of president in November 2002. He will continue to work with ASA in an advisory role until the end of the year.

Dan Risley, who joined the association in March, has been named interim executive director. This transition of executive leadership has been in the works for several months.

Risley has been designated as the interim executive director as the ASA board considers its options. We’re told that the new president or executive director will be named as soon as the board makes that determination. This could happen when Pyle leaves toward the end of the year, or the decision could be made prior to that time.

Risley, who has served the industry in many roles throughout his career, came to ASA after six years with the Allstate Insurance Co., where he was a market claims manager. Prior to that, he was executive director of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists.

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in our sister publication, The Greensheet.

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