2020 Most Influential Women Honorees
|After the review of many worthy applicants, WIN has chosen three industry leaders to receive the 2020 MIW honors! "It is an honor to recognize these three women this year as the Most Influential Women in the Collision Repair Industry,” said Marie Peevy, President Automotive Training Coordinators, a 2018 MIW Honoree, and Co-Chair of the 2020 MIW Committee. “They are strong women who support other women and are passionate about what they do. They have the ability to dream and transform while helping others in the industry, their communities and families."|
Kristle Bollans Director, Replacement Accounts, The Hertz Corporation
A collision industry veteran for 13 years, she received the Hertz Leadership Award in 2011, 2012 & 2013 – the award is the most coveted and prestigious award one can receive at the Hertz Corporation. Under her leadership at Hertz she considers it her duty and #1 responsibility to train, develop and mentor others within the business. She serves on the National Auto Body Board Council, on the WIN planning committee, and the scholarship selection committee for CREF. She is very passionate about empowering women in all aspects of life. She is also a committee member of W.I.L.D.E.R (Women Inspiring Leaders, Driving Execution and Results). From a community standpoint, she sits on the Nurturing Committee at her church, volunteers at the Homeless Support Service program, has led giving campaigns to the National Cancer Society, the ASPCA and volunteers her time as 4K Sunday School teacher.
Sandee Lindorfer, Director, Allstate Insurance
She began her career in collision repair as a co-owner of a collision repair shop, worked for a large MSO and later began her insurance career at Allstate Insurance, where she is now a director. She has been awarded the Company’s Distinguished Leadership Award on five different occasions, as well as its Courageous Leadership Award by her Claims Officer team. She serves on the I-CAR Board of Directors, participated on the advisory boards for CCC, Mitchell and Cpart, has spoken at several collision repair industry events, and serves on the WIN membership committee and in numerous capacities with CREF. She is also a supporter of the WINGS Program, Inc., and GIGI, a nonprofit organization for children with down syndrome.
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Christy Jones Owner, R Jones Collision 1, Des Moines, Iowa
She has been int he collision industry for 19 years and is owner of R Jones Collision 1 and became the first female boss shop owner in Des Moines. She currently serves as an Advisory Member to the DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College) collision program, is an active member of WIN, a Platinum member of SCRS, and a Gold Pin member of CIC. She is past Secretary of the Iowa Collision Repair Association (2010 – 2018) and past committee member for the Iowa I-CAR committee. In 2019 she was accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business Iowa Cohort 2; has been an Akzo Nobel Acoat Selected Sustaining Partner over 20 years; and recently named a NAWBO Iowa Enterprising Women of the Year, $1 to $2 million category. In 2019, Christy and her friend supported Nyame Do, an educational facility in Ghana teaching women how to sew and to become independent when they graduate. They raised over $6000 in one night and supported the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, raising over $5000 for that important cause.
What is the MIW Award?
The Women's Industry Network is proud to offer the collision industry's most prestigious award for leadership. Since 1999, the Most Influential Women awards have recognized over 80 women who have enriched the collision repair industry with their leadership, vision, commitment to excellence, and community involvement.
Honorees have held positions in every facet of the collision repair industry, as shop owners, body and paint technicians, managers, wholesalers, lobbyists, suppliers, insurance adjusters, consultants, educators, editors and writers, and industry association directors.
We invite you to listen to a few of our MIW recipients in the videos below, visit the honoree page to view the names of past Most Influential Women honorees, and get inspired to Nominate an MIW today!
*WIN acquired the management of the MIW program in 2013. The program's charter aligns with WIN’s mission to “enhance the role of women in the industry”.