Council Leaders

Reach Your Goals Through the Ultimate Leadership Training

  • Do you want to expand market presence?
  • Do you want to reduce overhead?
  • Do you want to improve operations?
  • Do you want to increase contacts and gain support?

Council Nominations are now closed. Submit an application year round for more information. Click here to submit your application.

Understanding your business objectives allows you to better align SEMA resources that can help you achieve your goals.

No matter what niche you're in - rods, restoration, racing, restyling, reps, trucks or wheel and Tires - there's a SEMA council or professional network that's right for your company. SEMA councils and networks offer members a variety of niche-specific programs and activities designed to provide educational and networking opportunities while promoting their particular market segment.


SEMA Council & Network Awards

Nominations have closed for 2021. They will re-open a few months before the 2022 SEMA Show.

In honor of the dedication that drives the automotive aftermarket industry, SEMA’s annual council and network awards are presented to leading companies and individuals who have made exceptional contributions to their niche industry segments. Each year, SEMA’s nine councils and networks respectively select outstanding members and honor them with these prestigious Awards. Award recipients are part of an elite group that includes the most distinguished members of the automotive aftermarket community.

To be considered for an award, you and/or your company must be an existing member of at least one of SEMA's nine councils and networks.

Reasons to Join a Council and/or Network

  1. Increase Your Industry Knowledge
  2. Expand Your Network/Networking
  3. Sense of Community
  4. Access to Member Benefits
  5. Guide SEMA Resources to Affect Real Change

Joining a Council and/or Network

How do I get started?

Step 1: Identify which council and/or network best represents you and/or your business

Step 2: Join a Council or Network

What does it Cost?

Membership dues are annual and vary based on the council and your SEMA membership category. Dues range from $50 to a $150 per year. There is no cost to join ETTN, SBN or YEN. See individual council and network pages for membership eligibility. 


Council & Network Staff Contacts

Jim Skelly
Jim Skelly

Council Director (ARMO, HRIA, MPMC)
(909) 978-6690

Denise Waddingham
Denise Waddingham

Council Director (TORA, YEN, PRO)
(909) 979-4144

Nicole Bradle
Nicole Bradle

Council Director (WTC, ETTN, SBN)
(909) 323-2149

Byron Bergmann
Byron Bergmann

Project Manager, Member Services
(909) 378-4859

Nathan Ridnouer
Nathan Ridnouer

Vice President, Councils & Membership
(909) 978-6688

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