Most Influential Woman
Kelly Roepke, Y-Yard Auto & Truck, Inc., Illinois
PHOTO: JESSICA BROWN
Even when the daily responsibilities at her auto recycling facility are tended to, Y-Yard Auto & Truck, Inc., (Y-Yard.com) Effingham, Ill., president Kelly Roepke's leadership skills are in demand elsewhere.
Ginny Whelan, ARA University, said Roepke was instrumental in helping to gain credibility for the newly established Ladies of ARA (LARA).
"When we were first forming, we just drank coffee and talked, but now we're a recognizable force," she said. "[Roepke's] experience and educational level bring a lot of credentials to it."
LARA member Linda Pitman, Dulaney Auto & Truck Parts (DulaneysTX.com) in Amarillo, Texas said, "From her tireless work for the ARA Educational Foundation, to the help she gives LARA, and now as an ARA regional director, she shares her dedication with us all."