Amie Williams
Associate Online Editor
June 19, 2013

Join us in congratulating our own Doug Evans, EVP & Group Publisher of the Enthusiast Automotive Group at Source Interlink Media, on his new role as Chairman-Elect of SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association). Doug will serve two years as Chairman-Elect before transitioning to the position of Immediate Past Chair for two more years.

Doug’s new role is the highest volunteered position, and an incredible honor throughout the entire SEMA Organization. While serving the two-year term, Doug will be working with SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting and the Board of Directors to guide the association and the SEMA show, as a whole, while assisting the entire automotive aftermarket industry for the next six years.

Being only the second person from a media company elected Chair, Doug proved himself worthy of the position with over thirty years of experience and accomplishments, and has previously served three terms on the SEMA Board of Directors. Not only that, he was named SEMA Person of the Year in 2009.

“It is my privilege to be able to serve the industry in the capacity of Chairman-Elect and then Chairman of the SEMA board” stated Evans. “The performance industry and all the people who help make it happen are some of the finest people I have ever met. It is my honor to contribute in whatever small way I can to insure the industry continues for generations to come.”

Doug had a decade’s worth of service to the SEMA Action Network (SAN), which fights government regulation and assists consumers, builders and manufacturers by representing our interests in Washington DC and the state capitols. He has been active with the SEMA Political Action Committee and in “Save the Salt” program that is trying to restore the famous Bonneville Salt Flats by working with state and federal agencies. Doug’s election campaign took off through social media, video, and whatever means necessary to get his information out to voters.

Check out his Facebook page here and send him a big congrats!