WASHINGTON — SEMA announced this week that it has appointed Jason Tolleson as the new director of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), the association’s grassroots hobbyist organization. Tolleson will also serve as SEMA’s government and public affairs manager.
As SAN director, Tolleson will work as liaison between SEMA and the SEMA Action Network, informing members of federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives that affect the aftermarket industry. He will also serve as editor of The Driving Force, SAN’s official monthly publication.
Passionate for the automotive and automotive aftermarket industry, Tolleson began attending cars shows and auctions at a young age and spending countless hours working in his father’s garage. Raised on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, he enjoyed turning heads as he cruised up to the beach in a 1977 Triumph Spitfire. In addition to rebuilding and refurbishing on his own vehicles, he used his automotive skills to put himself through college.
Tolleson previously served as an aide on Capitol Hill, and more recently as a lobbyist representing local governments and transit agencies. He currently resides in Arlington, Va., and can be reached at [email protected], or 202/783-6007, ext. 39.
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