The Automotive Aftermarket is a hotbed of innovation, fueled by passionate individuals who transform dreams into reality. 

Kelle Oeste for SEMA Board Of Directors

There is no better industry in which to work and live. It is for these reasons that I wish to increase my volunteer involvement with SEMA and contribute all I can to the amazing people who comprise the Automotive Aftermarket.

Today, I bring a voice to the board from first generation, hands-on businesses‚Ķ the shops, installers, builders, and idea factories that drive innovation. While passion comes naturally, many of us pursue our dreams without sufficient guidance and education, truly learning business operations and management the hard way.  Help is available.

SEMA is an endless resource of experience, knowledge, education, history, camaraderie, and mentorship.  I am committed to connecting members with these critical resources to help them launch their ventures, fuel business growth, and realize their dreams for themselves, their families, and our industry.  

I routinely collaborate with various stakeholders, including local government officials, educational institutions, and charitable organizations, and I understand the importance of clear communication and collaboration skills.   These abilities empower leaders and teams to recognize needs, craft a shared vision, and work effectively to achieve the desired outcome.   

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry provides my team and family a rich and fulfilling life.  I am an industry steward and advocate, working to grow its future in the marketplace and protect it in legislation.  I believe it is my responsibility to share my experiences and skills with others. By working together, we will elevate not only ourselves, but the entire industry‚Ķensuring its future success and reaching new heights just as I have.

It all starts with your vote, and I’d be honored to receive yours.

– Kelle Oeste