Staff

Company Address Phone Fax Email Bio
Bill Garoutte President and Chief Executive Officer National Auto Body Council 2272 South Celebration Ave, Springfield, MO 65809 417.848.7249 billg@nationalautobodycouncil.org Bill Garoutte brings to the National Auto Body Council 30+ years of experience in the areas of strategic business building, market development, marketing communications and advertising. As Founder and President of BDGA, LLC, he provided management and consulting expertise for clients in a variety of industries including the collision repair industry. Within the collision industry, Garoutte was a vice president and senior marketing executive for CARSTAR Franchise Systems, responsible for global brand and marketing initiatives. He served on the Board of Directors of NABC from 2007-2012. SCRS from 2005-2009, and as a business and marketing consultant for CIECA for the past four years.
Garoutte’s leadership on the Board of Directors of national and local community service organizations include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Junior Achievement of the Ozarks, St. Agnes Home and School, Lake Country (MO) Soccer, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri, Catholic Business Network Organization and University of Alabama Parent Advisory Council.
Linda Sulkala Recycled Rides™ Program Manager 617-293-8744 programmanager@nationalautobodycouncil.org
George Avery F.R.E.E.™ Program Manager Avery LLC 1804 Pinnacle Lane, Edmond, Oklahoma, 73003 309-825-7357 george@averyknows.com AveryGGeorge began his career in the auto body repair industry working as an auto body technician and painter in Southern California.

George retired from State Farm Insurance after 37 years of service. During his career George was responsible for developing and delivering auto estimating curriculum for auto estimating personnel and management companywide. George also provided guidance and direction to claims management in multiple states and served as the State Farm spokesperson to the auto repair industry.

George is a Past President of the National Auto Body Council. George has chaired both the Tradeshow Committee and First Responders Emergency Extrication (FREE) committees.

George has served on the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) Board of Trustees, is a Past Chairman of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC), and a recipient of the Hall of Eagles award for his efforts in the auto body repair industry.

George speaks at local, national, and international industry events providing insight on auto body repair issues and providing quality Customer Service.

Debby Robinson Media, Marketing and Public Relations Victory Management 312-505-4336 drobinson@vng1.com
Denise Harris Association Administration Association Executive Group (AEG) 7044 S 13th St
Oak Creek, Wi 53154
888-667-7433 x132 414-768-8001 dharris@associationeg.com
Alex Llanas Client Manager Association Executive Group (AEG) 7044 S 13th St
Oak Creek, Wi 53154
888-667-7433 x 123 414-768-8001 a.llanas@nationalautobodycouncil.org
Nicole Cheever Membership Manager Association Executive Group (AEG) 7044 S 13th St
Oak Creek, Wi 53154
888-667-7433 x 116 414-768-8001 n.cheever@nationalautobodycouncil.org