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Project/Committee Details - International Automotive Remarketers Alliance
Conference Management / Education Committee
The Education & Conference Management Committee is responsible for providing relevant educational content to the industry via the CAR Conference and the IARA Summer Roundtable.
Brent Garrett, CarLotz, CAR
Jim Jackson, ARI, CAR
Tom Stewart, Auction Mgt Solutions, inc.
Committee Services

- Create a conduit for open and honest communication between all facets of the industry.
- To create a platform to further ones education, whether they are an entry-level employee or at a presidential level.

Mission Statement

The Education & Conference Committee's mission is to create an environment in which remarketers, auctions, and peripheral service providers can meet to discuss industry issues.
The mission is also to create and promote programs which further the education of industry professionals at all levels.


- To host two successful Roundtable Series Conferences.
- To enlighten and teach conference participants about the various ways of doing business in the 21st Century
- To create an additional revenue stream for the Alliance
- To create at least one educational program with a heavy focus on reconditioning and understanding all facets of inspecting vehicles.

Long Term Objectives

- To continue to produce Roundtable Series conferences, which helps to create an air of open and honest communication between remarketers, buyers of vehicles, auction personnel, and peripheral service providers.
- Take information received from our conferences and give to the NAAA, peripheral service providers, and companies engaged in the business of remarketing, so they may use the information to act on or integrate into their processes.
- To create a strong educational program which can service the needs of any level employee engaged in the business of remarketing.
- To create a strong and consistent revenue stream which can help to promote many of our other programs.
Committee Meetings
Fridays 11-12 eastern
Primary Contact:
Brent Garrett
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
Project/Committee Member Information
Brent Garrett, CAR
CarLotz Inc.
Jim Jackson
Tom Stewart
Auction Management Solutions, Inc
Mike Antich
Bobit Business Media
Jeannie Chiaromonte, CAR
Bank of America
Claudio De Angelis
Foss National Leasing
Vince Edivan
Eric Janca
SCI LeaseCorp
Scott Kolb, CAR
United Road
Tony Long, CAR
Jimmy Marino
GM Financial
Tim Meta
Fifth Third Bank
Cynthia Meyer
Auction Management Solutions
John Paonessa
GM Financial Canada Leasing Ltd
Richard Pasta
Michele Pierog, CAR
Insurance Auto Auction Inc.
Katie Rushing Polk, CAR
Southeastern Auto Auction
Sharon Sutton
Keith Whetter
Liquid Motors Inc