FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Westland, MI – July 18, 2008 – Marcus Merideth announced today that he will be seeking the position as the SCCA Board of Directors member representing Area 4 in the upcoming November election.
As an 18 year member, Marcus has served the Club in various capacities. He served on the Solo Events Board for six years, the last three years as Chairman. Previously Marcus served on the Detroit Region Board of Directors for three years and held the Regional Executive position for two of those years. He has crewed for both professional and regional road racing competitors; held a regional road racing license for three years; chaired Formula SAE for SCCA; worked Solo Events as Chief Steward, Safety Steward, Operating Steward and Chairman; currently holds a Solo Safety Steward Instructor License, Solo Youth Steward License and sometimes works race events in Flagging and Communication. Marcus’ rally experience was gained in his college years playing in the Ozarks Mountains of Missouri.
He is a true race car enthusiast who has great passion for motorsports competition and welcomes the opportunity to share his hobby with others, Marcus states, “I am a firm believer that if you enjoy something you should contribute to make sure it continues and to make it better while introducing others. SCCA is all about having fun with cars and, although it is a business, having fun with cars is what we do best. I feel I have much to offer with my experience having served at both the Regional and National levels. I can offer a unique perspective to the club and how it functions. I want to use that broad view to help the Club grow stronger and secure its future.”
Marcus is a mechanical engineer with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and is currently employed by TZ Group in Troy, MI. TZ Group is an intellectual property and technology development company with design and engineering operations throughout the US and Europe. The company is a leader in the integration of intelligence and software control into everyday objects to enable new levels of functionality. Before joining TZ, Marcus spent 17 years at Ford Motor Company as an engineer, technical specialist and supervisor. Marcus holds a Professional Engineering License in the state of Michigan.
Look for further updates on the campaign in the near future.