Car Care Professionals Network Awards Leadership 2.0 Scholarship

Posted by Auto Care News on July 20, 2017

BETHESDA, MD – July 20, 2017 – The Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN), an advisory group of the Auto Care Association, has named Brian Ponder, Ponder Auto Repair, as the recipient of a scholarship to attend the highly-acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2017-2018 Leadership 2.0 program.


“We are very excited and proud to send Brian Ponder to this year’s Leadership 2.0 class,” said Dwayne Myers, vice chair, CCPN, and owner, Dynamic Automotive. “Brian will bring insightful knowledge from the service provider perspective while learning the viewpoints of the other segments in the aftermarket industry. Leadership 2.0 will be beneficial for Brian as it will help him in his role in CCPN.”


Leadership 2.0 is the industry’s cornerstone educational program that fosters the development of a new generation of visionary aftermarket executives. Valued at more than $6,000, the program is an intense and intellectually-challenging two-week executive development and learning experience deeply rooted in the theoretical and practical application of automotive aftermarket leadership principles. The program features well-known speakers and invaluable networking opportunities with top-level industry leaders.


Graduates receive 7.0 continuing education units (CEU) toward their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations. Session I will be held Aug. 6-11, 2017 at the Northwood University campus in Midland, Mich., and Session II will be held in Raleigh, N.C., March 11-16, 2018. 


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About CCPN

The Car Care Professionals Network (CCPN) is a committee of 11 shop owners/managers who interact with Auto Care Association segment communities, standing committees, member companies and staff. CCPN’s purpose is to provide the repair shop perspective on issues faced by the industry as well as communicate, advise and make recommendations to help further advance the industry. Committee members are nominated and serve on a rotating basis.


About the Auto Care Association

Based in Bethesda, Md., the Auto Care Association has nearly 3,000 member companies that represent some 150,000 independent automotive businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit