Photo courtesy of IAA.

Photo courtesy of IAA.

John Kett, president and CEO of Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), has been awarded the Pat Dalton Outstanding Achievement Award for exhibiting commitment to SkillsUSA.

The award was presented to Kett before a crowd of 12,000 during the opening ceremony of the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky, in June.

“John and IAA have been among SkillsUSA’s most passionate corporate champions,” said Tim Lawrence, executive director of SkillsUSA. “John has played a vital role not only in forming the relationship, but also helping it flourish."

Kett became CEO of IAA in 2014 after filling a variety of executive roles for more than 12 years. He serves on committees for SkillsUSA, CEO Connection, and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from such an outstanding organization. My involvement with the mission and work of SkillsUSA is tremendously satisfying,” said Kett. “There is no better reward than seeing combined efforts yield benefits for young people as they acquire the technical skills they need to succeed and progress in their careers.”

The award is named after a revered volunteer leader for SkillsUSA and honors members of the Youth Development Foundation Committee.