Jessi Combs and Dennis Pittsenbarger to Host SEMA Installation Gala

By Jason Catullo

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Jessi Combs (left) and Dennis Pittsenbarger will serve as hosts for the SEMA Installation Gala, July 29, in Pomona, California.

SEMA invites industry members to join Dennis Pittsenbarger and Jessi Combs as they host the 2016 SEMA Installation Gala, Friday, July 29.

The annual SEMA Installation Gala, held  this year at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California, is an evening of celebration, charity and enjoying festivities with friends and colleagues.

The event honors the hard work and dedication of the SEMA Board volunteers who act as the collective voice of the membership. The outgoing members are recognized for their service, and the newly elected board members are formally introduced. In addition to the Board, the celebration also includes a tribute to the new inductees to SEMA’s Hall of Fame. The newest members of the SEMA Hall of Fame are Matt Agosta, Chip Foose and Gary Hooker.

The gala also features the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races, which will begin at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the event. The finals will be held during the cocktail reception shortly before the banquet begins.

All members are invited to the join the celebration, and the proceeds from the event benefit charities supported by SEMA Cares.

Tickets, which are available online, include delicious meal prepared by Executive Chef Adam Haverland. For more information about the SEMA Installation Gala, visit