SCCA EXECUTIVE SUCCESSION SEARCH OUTLINED
TOPEKA, Kan. (Sept. 14, 2005) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc.'s Board of Directors revealed its plan for the succession of SCCA President and CEO Steve Johnson, who will vacate his post Sept. 15 and move to Champ Car.
The Board released the following statement:
"The Board of Directors has appointed an internal Search Committee, which is in the process of reviewing resumes already received and those to be received in the near future. If a suitable candidate is not identified within a reasonable time, SCCA will retain an executive search firm to continue the search.
The Board intends to be thorough and deliberate in its search for a new President of SCCA, Inc. We intend to take as much time as may be needed to find the right person. In the meantime, in accordance with the Bylaws, the Board has directed the Chairman to assure that the Club continues to be well managed, and to spend as much time at headquarters as may be necessary to assure the continued smooth running of the organization."
Current SCCA Chairman of the Board Gary Pitts will oversee SCCA's management team in the interim. A member of the San Francisco Region, Pitts has served as the Chairman for the last two years and has served on the BoD for nearly six years. In private life, Pitts is a biochemist (Ph.D.) and an attorney and provides technology development services under contract to the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices industry. He is a former Vice President of Johnson & Johnson and other large, multinational drugmakers.