At the May meeting of the Off-Road Business Association’s (ORBA) Board of Directors, SEMA Government and Public Affairs Manager Jason Tolleson was selected to serve on the ORBA Board of Directors.
Tolleson serves as director of the SEMA Action Network and is the primary contact for the association on land-access issues and coordinates legislative and regulatory activities with other industry and end-user OHV organizations.
SEMA has been a member of ORBA since 2004, and both organizations share similar mission statements to protect and promote member businesses.
"I welcome this opportunity to join with my fellow board members and ORBA staff in advocating on behalf of the off-road industry," said Tolleson. "Through the support of our members, we will continue to engage and educate policymakers on the economic and political strength of the OHV industry."
Tolleson is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where he majored in political science. Upon moving to Washington, D.C., he began work as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill. More recently, he served as a lobbyist representing local governments and transit agencies before joining the SEMA Government Affairs Office in 2004.
Executive Director of ORBA Fred Wiley stated, "We look forward to working with Jason and taking advantage of his vast experience."
ORBA is a national trade association composed of off-road-related businesses united to promote common goals that support the prosperity and growth of the off-road industry.