UAF Names Mike Buzzard as Scholarship Committee Chair

Jan. 12, 2023

Buzzard is a 20-year veteran with the automotive industry. 

Jan. 12, 2023—The University of the Aftermarket Foundation has named Mike Buzzard as the chair of the scholarship committee, according to a press release. 

Buzzard is a partner with Schwartz Advisors, and he is a 20-year veteran of the automotive industry. As the committee chair, he will "lead the not-for-profit program that has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships to students enrolled in four-year and two-year colleges as well as ASE/NATEF certified automotive, collision and heavy duty post-secondary schools," according to the press release. 

“I am truly thrilled to serve as chair of the UAF scholarship committee, working with Pete Kornafel, the scholarship team and the dozens of dedicated volunteers whose direction and guidance in reviewing and awarding scholarships is the driving force that ensures that talented young people interested in our industry have the opportunity to join us,” said Buzzard.

Buzzard has a BBA degree from Loyola University Maryland as well as an MBA from SUNY at Buffalo. He previously held leadership roles in the areas of marketing, sales management, corporate development, and general management at Auto Plus Auto Parts. He also served on the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association Board of Governors from 2019 to 2022. He has been a recipient of the Impact Award from the Auto Care Association. 

Buzzard was also the opening keynote speaker at the 2022 ADAPT: Automotive Technology Summit back in September.