Nathan Ridnouer is a 21-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
Ridnouer holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from George
Mason University in Fairfax, VA.