Outside of the Alliance, members of the IARA can be found participating in extracurricular activities and pursuing personal goals.
Here are some interesting tidbits on a few IARA board members.
Vick Kuzmenko, co-chair for the IARA social media committee
Vick Kuzmenko, the assistant vice president for PRA Location & Logistics Services and IARA board member, has over a decade of experience in the repossession, logistics, and remarketing industry. During this time, he has built transportation divisions for three companies – with his current operation, he built a national logistics company from the ground up, moving thousands of vehicles a month from coast to coast.
Kuzmenko has fostered a spirit of partnership with both demand and supply sides of the transportation industry, and has a proven track record of quantifiable and profitable results. Overcoming adversity is part and parcel of who he is – he has battled rheumatoid arthritis since childhood. In the past 15 months, he had to go through four complete joint replacement surgeries (both knees and both hips), all while growing PRA Logistics by an average of 35% per year. Through his steadfast dedication, unflappable loyalty and unyielding work ethic, Kuzmenko always finds a way to persevere.
Amy Weisenburger, volunteer member of the IARA Board of Directors
Amy Weisenburger, executive director of national accounts at AutoVin and IARA board member, said her first job out of college was as Director of Volunteer Services for a shelter for women and children. She said she had the privilege of recruiting and training volunteers, coordinating special events and helping raise funds for the shelter. She added that it was the most challenging and rewarding job of her life.
Meanwhile, her most interesting trip was spending a month in Australia and New Zealand. Highlights of this trip included hot air ballooning over the Outback at sunrise and seeing the musical "Into the Woods" at the Sydney Opera House.