TOPEKA, Kan. (October 14, 2014) – The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Board of Directors announced today that, effective October 14, Jeff Dahnert has resigned as its president and CEO. Dahnert joined the staff of SCCA in 2004 and has served as president since 2009.
“I appreciate the great opportunities that SCCA has given me and I will truly miss the wonderful people I have worked with, both at the national office and in the Regions,” Dahnert said. “My goal was always to have the Club in a stronger position upon my departure than when I started, and I believe that is the case.”
“As Jeff moves on to new endeavors, he will be missed and we wish him well,” Lisa Noble, chairman of the SCCA Board of Directors, said.
Dahnert will continue to serve as a consultant to SCCA through the end of the year.
The Board of Directors also announced the appointment of Lisa Noble, who will resign as current board chairman to serve as interim president and CEO. She has been active in the SCCA since 1971 and a member of the board since 2008.
To fill out Noble’s term, John Walsh, director from the Northeast Division of the SCCA, was appointed as new chairman of the Board. Walsh, from New York, has been a member of the Board since 2011.
Additionally, a search committee has been appointed and a national search for a new president and CEO will soon be underway.
Founded in 1944, Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 60,000-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both amateur and professional levels. It annually sanctions more than 2,000 events through its 115 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events and series for the Club include the SafeRacer SCCA National Racing Series, which includes the U.S. Majors Tour and BFGoodrich Tires SCCA Super Tour; the Club Racing National Championship Runoffs® at Road America; and The Tire Rack® SCCA Solo National Championships and ProSolo Championship at Lincoln, Neb. and the annual SCCA National Convention and Hall of Fame Induction.
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