I am a board member, business owner and philanthropist. I own and run the daily operations of Magnuson Superchargers, a 40-year SEMA member and the leader in the high-performance supercharger market. I founded, funded, built and ran 5 start-up companies. Two of these companies reached revenues of $70 and $100m respectively each in less than 12 months. These early successes and 7 years spent at AT&T developing their consumer strategy were a perfect platform from which to enter the most engaging work of my career – the automotive aftermarket.
Before SEMA, I was active in CSCMP, a trade organization for the $3.4 trillion-dollar supply chain industry. I have not been exposed to any trade organization better run, providing more benefits, or who cares more about its members than SEMA. It makes “giving back” to SEMA by volunteering an honor and a responsibility.
- 2017 Chair Task Force for Person of the Year
- Speaker SEMA education program
- 2018 Member SEMA PAC Board
- 2018 Chair Scholarship Committee
- 2018 SEMA’s SBN Athena Woman of the Year
I have served on 8 board, each for many years – two for profit and 5 not for profit.
- Magnuson Superchargers
- Arrington Engines
- Member, SEMA PAC Board
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council
- National Art Museum of Sport
- Learning Spring Elementary School (K-8 in NYC for children with autism)
- Waters Global Forum
- Roton Point Sailing Association
Other Honors and Activities
1997 Henry Crown Fellow (HCF). Each year, approximately twenty of the highest-potential leaders in American business and other key institutions are selected to participate in a two-year program of seminars, designed to sharpen their leadership skills in the context of readings that convey enduring values. The Henry Crown Fellows will be young, diverse and highly motivated. And they will be joined by senior mentors chosen from among the nation’s most community-spirited business leaders. I chose as my HCF philanthropic project to co-found a school for children on the autistic spectrum in New York City. An existing school was threating to end their program mid-year and we had until Fall to put a certified school and program together. In September 2001 we started with 29 students and a few classrooms. Today we have 108 students and a new dedicated building complete with indoor gym.
Magnuson Superchargers, winner of two Toyota Quality Award