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YEN Member Spotlight: Why Stewart Webb Treats Everyday at Work Like a Job Interview


By Ashley Reyes

StuartStewart Webb is the SEMA Young Executives Network’s (YEN) newest spotlight member. Webb is a social media strategist at Drake Automotive Group, manufacturer of reproduction parts for classic Ford Mustangs. Get to know what keeps him in the industry and how he prepares for important meetings in his Q&A with SEMA.

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

Stewart Webb: A CEO once told me, “Everyday is a job interview at work. Act and dress everyday as if it’s your first days on the job. The day you become complacent is the day you lose the job.”

This has motivated me to work hard every day and to always look for new opportunities to help my employer and myself grow.

SEMA: What keeps you in the industry?

SW: The people behind the builds keep me in the industry. I enjoy seeing the passion and dedication people have in their field and what they can accomplish with their skills.

SEMA: Where can you be found on a Saturday?

SW: You can find me wrenching or at shows and events getting content for work.

SEMA: How do you prepare for an important meeting?

SW: I dress sharp and appropriately. I’m prepared mentally by having a game plan and bring value to everyone in the meeting to help impact the team.

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

SW: I would go to lunch with Scott Drake. Scott was a visionary in the industry when he started his company more than 30 years ago. I’m honored to help carry his legacy and build from the foundation he created. I’m grateful to have him in my life and to learn from his experience and wisdom.

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