Jon Owens Named AACF Board President

Jon Owens Named AACF Board President | THE SHOPThe Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has appointed Jon Owens as the new president of its Board of Trustees, the organization announced.

Owens is a national sales manager at Epicor Software Corporation and brings over two decades of experience with AACF, the foundation said.

“I’m very much looking forward to working with our fantastic Board and Executive Committee, and our Executive Director Joel Ayres in leading us to extend our reach across the entirety of the aftermarket and help aftermarket families affected by unforeseen tragedy,” said Owens. “We know they’re out there; we just need them to know that we’re here to help.

“I am humbled to take on the role of President of this fantastic Foundation, the longest running charitable organization in the aftermarket, and follow in the footsteps of the many great leaders before me,” Owens continued. “Not the least of which is our current president and the man I will be succeeding, Larry Magee. He has done an amazing job in building our team and moving us forward, and I hope I am blessed enough to continue our good work as I follow in his giant footsteps.”

Additionally, the foundation named Luanne Brown as vice president, Ross Kogel as secretary, and George Afremow as treasurer, the AACF said in a statement announcing the appointments.

“As I approach the conclusion of my term, the Foundation has been fortunate to identify several exceptional candidates capable of assuming the role of President,” said Larry Magee, outgoing president. “While we have made significant strides over the past three years, there remains a substantial amount of work ahead. Our commitment to fulfilling the Foundation’s mission, aiding those within the automotive aftermarket facing catastrophic hardships and have no place else to turn. I am extremely pleased that Jon Owens was selected as President as he certainly has the leadership skills, industry knowledge as well as contacts, passion and desire to successfully lead the Foundation into the future.”

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