MT. ARLINGTON, NJ – On August 11, the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA) presented its Special Achievement Award to Dan Heinrich, vice president of Asset Remarketing for AmeriCredit, at its Summer Roundtable in Denver. Presenting the Award are Bob Graham, President of IARA, and Dave Alfonso, chairman of the IARA Awards Committee.

According to IARA’s Executive Director Matt Marks, the association’s Special Achievement Award is handed out to individuals who give back to the industry. “The IARA was founded on a desire to give back,” Marks said. “And people who give back are inspirational and special.”

For the past 17-plus years, Heinrich volunteered at his local Fort Worth, Texas, Ronald McDonald House, cooking meals for the parents and siblings of hospitalized children. And for seven of those years, Heinrich actively served as a Board member at the House. He also served as President of Board Development and spent time helping to fundraise for the charitable organization.

Heinrich also donates time to his local church, including taking part in mission trips to Belize in an effort to focus on Bible studies, building a playground, conducting a community health clinic, holding worship services, and providing children with a Vacation Bible School. And his membership with the church’s “Gate Keepers” organization allows him to be a first responder in middle school, high school, and college ministries.

Heinrich has been with AmeriCredit for more than eight years in several roles, including Marketing, eServices, Project Management, and Product Development. In his current role, he leads a team responsible for the liquidation of repossessed assets through the utilization of auto auctions across the United States and Canada. Heinrich is currently serving as Chairman of the IARA Standards Committee and a two-year term on IARA’s Board of Directors.