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Celebrate With Leaders and Legends—SEMA Installation Gala, July 24

Join friends and colleagues for the SEMA Installation Gala—a special evening dedicated to the specialty-equipment industry’s pioneers and dedicated volunteers—with the 2015 SEMA Hall of Fame honorees, as well as the association’s incoming and outgoing SEMA Board members.

SBN Reception

Date: 
Nov 4 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Facility: 
Las Vegas Convention Center
City: 
Las Vegas
State: 
Nevada
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) welcomes members and prospective members to an exclusive evening of networking and engagement entitled SBN Networking & Wine Tasting.

The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) welcomes members and prospective members to an exclusive evening of networking and engagement entitled SBN Networking & Wine Tasting.

SBN Welcomes New and Returning Members to Select Committee

It has been a busy year for the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN), and the select committee members played an important role in all of the network’s accomplishments. As of July 1, SBN introduced Erin Gilhuly of Toyota Motor Sales as the new SBN chair and Camee Edelbrock of ProMedia as the new chair-elect. The group is also excited to welcome four newcomers.

SEMA Member News—September/October 2015

Victoria Newton, SBN Member of the Month, August 2015

Victoria Newton is the president of marine and motorsports aftermarket at Digital Throttle, located in San Juan Capistrano, California.

What does your company do?
Digital Throttle is a vertical ad network, providing online advertising through independent automotive, powersports and marine aftermarket-focused websites.

What is your position?
President of marine and motorsports aftermarket.

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
Working with companies to help expand their digital footprint-reaching new markets and measuring every dollar spent.

How long have you been involved with the automotive aftermarket?
I began working at Powerboat Magazine in 1994 and stayed until Source Interlink took me on in 2009, where I was until 2013 when I started with Digital Throttle.

Karen Vielkind, SBN Member of the Month, July 2015

Karen Vielkind is the owner and editor-in-chief of Girls ‘N Garages, based in Plympton, Massachusetts.

What does your company do?
Girls ‘N Garages is a women's automotive magazine that is currently published four times a year.

What is your position?
Editor-in-chief and owner.

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
Getting to talk to women about their experiences being in the automotive world.

How long have you been involved with the automotive aftermarket?
About five months, creating and developing the magazine.

What brought you to the industry?
My fiancé, and wanting to see more women in it.

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.

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