People, Places & Racing News

YEN Member Spotlight: Why Dee Zee's Regional Sales Manager Dallas Donovan Would Go to Lunch With Jay Leno

By Ashley Reyes

Dallas DonovanDallas Donovan is the SEMA Young Executives Network’s (YEN) newest spotlight member. Donovan is a regional sales manager at Dee Zee, manufacturer of truck accessories for the automotive aftermarket.  

SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?

Dallas Donovan: In order to be successful in sales, you have to know the product like you designed and built it.

SEMA: What keeps you in the industry?

DD: What keeps me in the industry is the like-minded people who are very relaxed, yet always strive for excellence in all aspects of life and business.

SEMA: Where can you be found on a Saturday?

DD: I can be found doing something outdoors or watching the Iowa State Cyclones play football.

SEMA: How do you prepare for an important meeting?

DD: Dressed for success so that I can feel confident in the task of the meeting. I always make sure I have all my ducks in a row to make sure everything goes smoothly.

SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who it would be?

DD: I would go to lunch with Jay Leno because you are guaranteed to have some good laughs and enjoyable laid-back discussions.

If you are a current YEN member, fill out a YEN member spotlight form. Selected candidates may be featured on YEN’s social media, SEMA eNews and YEN-member updates.