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From SBN Chair to the Board of Directors: Luanne Brown Gets It!

There have been only a handful of women on the SEMA Board of Directors (BOD), and four of them chaired the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) before rising to the Board. Luanne Brown is one of those women.

SEMA Member News—July/August 2015

From SBN Chair to the Board of Directors: Luanne Brown Gets I

Kelsey Self, SBN Member of the Month, June 2015

Name: Kelsey Self
Company: Innovative Creations, Inc. (ICI)
Address: 8960 W. Larkspur Dr. Suite #107 Peoria, AZ 85381


What does your company do?
ICI is a manufacturer of aftermarket truck parts and restyling accessories.

What is your position?
Marketing Coordinator

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
The fact that I get to do so many different things. Every day I’m creative, I'm social, I network within the industry and I learn something new. Being in marketing, I get to touch all aspects of the company, from sales to engineering, and I really like that. Working in the automotive industry is exciting and challenging.

Women Driven - FEMALE ONLY: Gear Up Girl Networking Event, Powered by SBN

Date: 
Nov 2 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N264
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
Calling Female Professionals: The SEMA Businesswoman's Network (SBN) will again host the Gear-up Girl Networking event at this year's SEMA Show.

Calling Female Professionals: The SEMA Businesswoman’s Network (SBN) will again host the Gear-up Girl Networking event at this year’s SEMA Show.

Andreanna Ditton, SBN Member of the Month, May 2015

Name: Andreanna Ditton
Company: MotorHead Media
Address: 909 N. Sepulveda Blvd, 11th Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245


What does your company do?
MotorHead Media is a division of Internet Brands, but it encompasses six automotive classified websites that each focus on a distinct part of the automotive marketplace. The three largest are RacingJunk.com, OldRide.com and HotRodHotline.com.

What is your position?
I am the content manager for the sites. This means that I’m the editor for HotRodHotline.com and a section of RacingJunk.com called “The Burnout,” which encompasses editorial. I manage the freelance contributions and the freelancers; write, edit, work with advertisers and sponsors to communicate about their products and services; create emailed content, such as newsletters; and direct our social media efforts to get the word out about the great stories we have on our site and the services we provide to our users.

Amanda Matusek, SBN Member of the Month, April 2015

Name: Amanda Matusek
Company: Aeromotive, Inc.
Address: 7805 Barton Street, Lenexa, KS 66214


What does your company do?
We make fuel systems for cars.

What is your position?
Sales and marketing coordinator.

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
I have opportunities to collaborate, get creative and work in an industry I love.

How long have you been with the aftermarket industry?
I grew up in the industry, but I’ve only been at this job for a couple months.

Charlene Bower, SBN Member of the Month, March 2015

Name: Charlene Bower
Company: Bower Motorsports Media
Address: Mesa, AZ


What does your company do?
We are a PR firm that works with companies, racers and events to ensure each category is represented correctly in every way possible. We also own and operate multiple projects, including Race Team Store, Racer Marketing School, I’m Not Just a Girl, Offroad Newswire, Shirt Swag Club, Shirt Bling Club and others that are in testing phases.

What is your position?
Owner, chaos creator.

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
Watching racers succeed at the races, but more importantly, at keeping their sponsors happy.

SBN Gear Up Girl Event a Standing-Room-Only Success!

The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) hosted the Gear Up Girl networking event for the fourth time at the 2014 SEMA Show. The gathering provides a unique opportunity created for the benefit of female students pursuing careers in the automotive industry.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2015 

SBN Gear Up Girl Event a Standing-Room-Only Su

Tiana Weber, SBN Member of the Month, February 2015

Name: Tiana Weber
Company: 3pConnect LLC
Address: 8580 Milliken Ave. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730


What does your company do?
3pConnect is a California-based international sales support and logistics services company, offering a comprehensive range of products to the automotive industry. The primary focus of these services is the importation and distribution of premium-brand performance automotive aftermarket products.

What is your position?
I continue to grow the automotive aftermarket business with not only the domestic consumers, but also with our international customers. My job is to provide the best customer service, and strategically plan each new company that is interested in being profitable in the United States.

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
Being able to be a part of a team that revolves around bringing in companies from all around the world. These companies offer superior products, and now have the opportunity to be a part of the U.S. team.

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