Nathan Ridnouer is a 25-year trade association professional and currently the VP of Councils and Membership. In this role, he oversees the strategic direction of the organization's volunteer groups and services to the broad membership base, including Education, Market Research and the association's member discount programs.
Ridnouer joined the SEMA staff in 2008 as the Senior Director of Member Services after six years with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). In that role, he was responsible for coordinating the organization's educational priorities, including the seminar program at the annual SEMA Show, webinar schedule and programming created to help students prepare and transition into the specialty equipment market.
Over his career, Ridnouer has significant experience working with volunteers and groups to coordinate the successful completion and strategic direction of association initiatives. Ridnouer thrives in working with the volunteer leadership to help address industry challenges and member needs and recognize the importance of keeping close ties to the core membership that guides our efforts.
Ridnouer holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.