Scott Wendel Memorial Scholarship

As many know, Scott passed away very suddenly last April while in Atlanta to participate in the Collision Industry Conference. Scott was just 53. 

Scott's career in the automotive collision repair and claims industry included roles directly in collision repair facilities, then with Allstate, Hartford, AIG, Amica, and National General.  His strong support for our industry, both from the automotive claims and  collision repair  perspectives was significant. 

Mr. Wendel touched people in a very unique way, positively influencing the lives of so many of us with a sincerity we all strive to achieve and an optimism we all hope to live by.  All who knew him will miss his great sense of humor, humility, commitment to excellence, and unforgettable smile.  Scott is survived by his wife Shelley, and sons Eric and Matthew whom he lived with in Winston-Salem NC.  He was the beloved brother of Lisa Hathaway, and son of Marge and Calvin Wendel, all of Milford, CT. 

Long time colleague and close friend Tammy Martin said of Scott, "Scott's ability to rapidly build inter-personal relationships with colleagues, business partners, others was quite remarkable.  Mentoring was a pillar of Scott's DNA, just second nature to selflessly and consistently yearning to find ways to help others succeed."

The Ronald Wilson Regan H.S. football coaching staff, whom memorialized Scott during the services in North Carolina, described and revalidated those qualities— a level of character and an approach to business and life that paved the roads for friendships and success.

"Scott was deeply passionate and committed to coaching football, teaching, mentoring, helping in any way he could to shape the character and lives of young people.  His impact on student-athletes was  significant; essentially almost always immediate.  Scott will not be forgotten by the many he touched and positively impacted both in the industry he loved, and just as importantly outside of  it.  This scholarship fund helps those who knew and loved Scott achieve that.", commented industry veteran Adams.

It was with heavy hearts and that in mind, the Wendel family thoughtfully created The Scott Wendel Scholarship Fund for the football team to which he dedicated so much of himself.  In establishing this Fund, The Wendel family has found a way in which to honor Scott's memory, while benefitting the student-athletes whom he so passionately coached and cared for. 

All contributions in honor of Scott are deeply appreciated by his family, friends, industry associates and colleagues, players, coaches, students and faculty of and Ronald Wilson Reagan High School.


  • Various Generous Companies 
    • $12,850 (Offline)
    • 54 mos
  • Greg Horn 
    • $1,000 
    • 54 mos
  • Syngin Technology Hightower/Bruel 
    • $1,500 
    • 57 mos
  • Randy Scull 
    • $100 
    • 57 mos
  • Michael Olm 
    • $100 
    • 57 mos
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Shelley Wendel 
Winston Salem, NC
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