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Council & Committee News: Attend Wheel & Tire Council General Membership Meeting

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No matter what niche you're in—rods, restoration, racing, restyling, reps, trucks or wheels 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 market-specific programs and activities designed to provide educational and networking opportunities while promoting their particular industry segment.


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Attend WTC General Membership Meeting

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SEMA's Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) will host its annual long-range planning meeting and industry discussion Wednesday, February 10, in Diamond Bar, California.

SEMA's Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) will host its annual long-range planning meeting and industry discussion on Wednesday, February 10, at the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, California. This event is a chance for WTC members to work with council members to determine the focus and direction of the group for this year and beyond.

On the agenda are discussions of upcoming retailer education and consumer engagement resources in development by the council, as well as new sources of vehicle technical information available through SEMA. There will also be an open discussion on other challenges and opportunities in the wheel and tire industry.

The meeting will include a continental breakfast and networking lunch for attendees. All employees of WTC member companies and any wheel and tire professionals interested in learning more about SEMA and the WTC are invited to attend the event. Remote members are invited to participate in the discussion through our GoToMeeting portal.

RSVP to save your seat and submit discussion topics: click here.

For more information on WTC, contact Council Liaison Clayton Drescher at 909-978-6696 or

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Audrey Zavodsky

SBN Member Profile: Audrey Zavodsky, Ford Motor Co.

What is your position?  

Leadership and professional development manager.

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?

Helping people gain insights through information and the use of tools during their leadership journey.

How long have you been involved with the aftermarket industry?

I have been with Ford Motor Co. since 1993.

What brought you to the industry?    

I love helping people and building great products.

What are your major professional accomplishments?

I have a PhD in human and organizational development. I'm a certified professional executive coach. I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. I'm a Sports Faith International Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee and an inaugural race winner in the women’s Global GT Series.

Are you a member of any other organizations?

I serve on the Arizona Myeloma Network Board of Directors. I'm a member of the Central Michigan University President’s and 1100 Club; Sigma Theta Tau. I'm a certified occupational health nurse and case manager for the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing; a certified nurse administrator; and I serve on the National American Arab Nurses Association Board of Directors.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Learn from every leader…what works and what doesn’t work.

What would someone meeting you for the first time be surprised to learn?

I am a professional race-car driver.

What is your dream car?

The Mustang 350R, Ford GT.

What is your favorite pastime?

Racing, spending time with my family, playing the piano, gardening and having fun!

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