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How SEMA Volunteers Strengthen the Automotive Aftermarket

By Ashley Reyes

National Volunteer WeekDuring National Volunteer Week, April 16-22, SEMA is extending its gratitude to the dedicated individuals who have given their time, knowledge and expertise to help lead and guide the association. Representing the automotive specialty-equipment industry, volunteers create valuable benefits and resources to help SEMA-member businesses succeed and prosper.

"Our volunteers are a constant source of inspiration and the foundation of our successes as an association," said Zane Clark, SEMA vice president of councils and membership. "It's through their time and talents that we execute the services and programs that provide so much value to our members."

Whether it's spearheading networking events, delivering programs in response to the ongoing needs of members, participating in legislative and regulatory advocacy or educating individuals on best businesses practices, volunteers are always delivering new and innovative ways to grow and enhance the specialty-equipment market.  

Some of the programs initiated and/or led by volunteers include the ARMO Hot Products Showcase, ETTN N.E.R.D. Symposium, FLN Professional Development Program, HRIA Education Days, TORA Feature Vehicle Program, SBN Women’s Leadership Forum, MPMC Media Trade Conference, PRO Cup Challenge and the new WTC Coffee & Conversation online networking series. SEMA Cares volunteers help raise much-needed funds for children's charities, while SEMA Education volunteers are critical in identifying future leaders.   

SEMA applauds all its volunteers for their dedication to the industry.