SEMA has recently launched a new program entitled SEMA Senior Class, A Mentoring Program. Through this free program, all SEMA members are welcome to search and connect with an industry mentor. SEMA mentors are current or former business owners, presidents, CEO’s and advisors all specializing in the automotive aftermarket industry. They are volunteering their time to mentor any SEMA member, regardless of their professional experience.
As the first woman to win a sportsman World Championship in drag racing, Amy Faulk ascended to the industry's highest platform. She was the first woman to win NHRA national events in three different categories. Each category required driving skills inherent to their classification.
Her list of accomplishments and accolades includes:
- 1979 NHRA Super Stock World Champion
- 1980 Car Craft Magazine Driver of the Year
- 1996 SEMA Person of the Year
- 2002 SEMA Hall of Fame inductee
- 2001 SBN Mentor of the Year
- 2003 NHRA Division 2 Sportsman Hall of Fame Award (first woman recipient)
- The first recipient and the inspiration of the NHRA Appreciation Award
- 2009 NHRA Hall of Fame Recipient
Faulk has served as a champion of the automotive aftermarket Industry. She was a member of the SEMA Board of Directors and was honored in 2009 at the National Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
She also has been a past PWA winner of the person of the year.
A passion also include working in the aftermarket automotive industry and being a member of SEMA. She has held management and executive positions with Racing Head Service, Cam Dynamics, Crane Cams, Comp Cams, TCI, FelPro, Federal Mogul and currently is the CEO of Hypertech, Inc.
Many individuals who have found success in their field say that to some degree, they owe a part of their success to a mentor, or someone influential in their lives that they looked up to and learned from. SEMA’s goal in creating this program was to connect individuals to create these inspiring relationships.
To find a mentor that best aligns with your needs, visit the SEMA Senior Class website at www.sema.org/mentor. You may browse through all mentor profiles, learn about their industry background and select a mentor that you feel best aligns with what you are looking to gain from this experience. You may also narrow down your mentor search by areas of expertise:
- Career Coaching
- E-Commerce & Data
- Legal & Human Resources
- Product Development & Engineering
- Sales & Marketing
If you are interested in giving back and becoming a SEMA Mentor, you can do so on the website.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Katie Hurst at email@example.com.