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Get to Know the 2024-2025 SEMA Board of Directors Candidates

By SEMA News Editors

The SEMA Board of Directors provides strategic direction to the association and plays a critical role in shaping the future of the automotive specialty-equipment industry. There are a total of 11 candidates running for five open seats on the Board for the 2024-2025 election cycle. 

SEMA 2024-2025 Board of Directors candidates

Online voting begins Tuesday, May 28, and will continue through Tuesday, June 11. Voting is open to current SEMA-member companies, and votes must be cast by each company's primary contact. Details on the election were sent to each member-company's designated contact. If you have questions about your company's primary contact, please email Timothy Johnson at timothyj@sema.org.

Get to know this year's SEMA Board of Directors candidates' biographical information, forward-looking statements and related information by clicking the link on each candidate's name.

2024–2025 SEMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS CANDIDATES

(listed alphabetically)

MANUFACTURER (Two Open Seats):

• RICH BARSAMIAN

    Advanced Clutch Technology

BRIAN HERRON

   OPUS IVS

KIM PENDERGAST

   Magnuson Products Incumbent

MELISSA SCOLES

QA1

DISTRIBUTOR/RETAILER (Two Open Seats)

DOUG LANE

   Motor State Distributing 

KELLE OESTE

   V8 Speed Shop 

JOSH POULSON

   Auto Additions Inc. 

ROB WARD

   Legacy EV 

SERVICE (One Open Seat)

BILL BADER

   Summit Motorsports Park

DAVID MORTON

   Fifth Third Bank 

TODD STEEN

   Jackson Marketing


SEMA has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the 2024 election. To ensure your election-specific broadcast email arrives safely in your inbox by May 28, simply add the following email address as an approved sender: noreply@directvote.net. If you have not received an email "From: SEMA Election Coordinator" by May 29, please check your spam filter or junk mail folder.

The winners will be announced by Friday, June 21, and the new Board members will be formally inducted at the SEMA Awards Gala on Friday, July 19, at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, California. All SEMA-member companies are invited to join the festivities, but seating is limited. To register for the event, go to sema.org/gala

For more information about the Board of Directors election, contact Staci Bostock at stacib@sema.org or call 909-978-6689