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SCCA ClubRacing Marketing Manager
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|Date: June 6, 2000|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Englewood CO-- The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), a 55,000 member non-profit organization enjoying the most active membership participation in motor sports today, announced the appointment of Steven D. Johnson as its new Chief Executive Officer. Assisting the SCCA Board of Directors in its search was the firm of Korn/Ferry International.
Mr. Johnson brings more than 15 years' experience in all facets of sales management, marketing, and cross-functional officer's duties with several Fortune 500 companies and a major professional sports organization. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Sales for the National Hot Rod Association.
George Bovis, Chairman of the Board of SCCA, says, "The Board of Directors is committed to building an outstanding leadership and management team for the SCCA. Steve Johnson is the ideal addition to the SCCA. He will embrace, support, and serve as sponsor of the SCCA's core values. His keen sense of grassroots marketing, and his ability to form strategic partnerships will prove to be invaluable."
Says Mr. Johnson, "I am extremely excited and privileged to have the opportunity to lead the SCCA into the future. SCCA is an organization steeped in history, tradition, grassroots, and passion. I plan on entrenching myself with our members, staff, sponsors, and business partners. My goal is simple - to understand our customers' needs, goals, and expectations, and exceed them while creating win/win plans and strategies for all involved."
Johnson replaces Nicholas W. Craw, who has served the SCCA as President and CEO for over 17 years. Of Mr. Craw, KP Jones, the Chairman Elect of the SCCA Board of Directors, says, "It is impossible to overstate the value of Nick Craw's service to the SCCA. He is a senior statesman within the motor sports community, a position which he has willingly used to benefit SCCA over the years. Under his tutelage, the Club has more than doubled in size."
About the Sports Car Club of America
The Sports Car Club of America is the most active membership participation organization in motor sports today. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, the non-profit organization boasts in excess of 55,000 members. The Club offers over 2,000 amateur and professional motor sports events each year. True grassroots participation remains the backbone of the Club, as 109 local affiliates conduct the vast majority of the Club's participation events. The individual SCCA Regions are brought together into a powerful National Club, with its national office coordinating and administering rules, licensing, insurance, and member benefits.
The historical core of the SCCA is its Club Racing program, as more than 8,000 licensed participants compete in over 300 amateur road racing weekends each year, plus innumerable other activities including timed Solo events, Road Rallys, Performance Rallys, Concours, and social activities all conducted at the Regional and National levels. SCCA Pro Racing conducts the BF Goodrich Trans Am Series, Speedvision World Challenge, and Pro Spec Racer professional series, while SCCA Enterprises assembles and distributes the SCCA Spec Racer Ford and Panoz GT racing cars. For more information about the SCCA, please visit its website at http://www.SCCA.org.