15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards Promotes Green Technology Event Includes Green Car Show and Technology Exhibit
NASCAR Trailblazer Max Siegel to Receive Pioneer Award at 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards
DETROIT -- The 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, held in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show, will host its first annual Green Car Show and Technology Exhibit on Sunday, January 9th, 2011, at the Motor City Casino Hotel in Detroit. This year's event will celebrate 15 years of emerging diversity in the automotive industry and promote green technology to people of color.
Urban Wheel Awards is a unique, star-studded event and an
exciting highlight to the nation's largest auto show."
says Randi Payton, president and CEO of Decisive Media,
the best source for cultural and consumer news, and organizers
of the event. "Now, in addition to promoting multiculturalism
in the automotive industry, we're also promoting environmentally-friendly
technology to the multi-cultural community."
NASCAR Trailblazer Max Siegel to Receive Pioneer Award at 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards Held in Conjunction with the North America International Auto Show
As NASCAR'S highest-ranking African-American executive, Siegel oversaw the entire DEI organization including competition, marketing, sales, sponsorships and distribution for all DEI's properties including motorsports teams, licensing, promotion, business development and the Dale Earnhardt Foundation.
"Siegel embodies all of the attributes of an automotive urban pioneer," said Randi Payton, president and CEO of Decisive Media, the best source for cultural and consumer news, and organizers of the Urban Wheel Awards. "After successfully taking the reins of a major motorsports conglomerate, he is continuing to blaze a trail by reaching out to include more minorities in the sport."
In 2009, Siegel formed the 909 Group, a marketing firm catering to companies and individuals in the sports and entertainment industries. NASCAR retained the firm to administer the motorsports industry-wide "Drive for Diversity" initiative, aimed at developing and introducing minority and female drivers and crew members to competitive NASCAR opportunities.
to bring more credibility to NASCAR'S diversity program,
Siegel developed the competition reality show, Changing
"Motorsports have long been my passion and it is indeed an honor to receive such an award for something I truly enjoy doing," said Siegel. "I look forward to being a part of the Urban Wheel Awards and using the platform to advance the goal of including more minorities in the industry.
DIVERSITY EDUCATION FUND SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
deadline for Emerging Diversity Education Fund (EDEF) scholarships
is fast approaching. Students who are interested in obtaining
a scholarship can go to www.decisivemagazine.com
to access the application. The scholarships range from $1,000
to $2,500 each; the deadline to submit applications is December
17, 2010, and will be awarded at the 15th Annual Urban Wheel
Awards, on January 9, 2011, during the North American International
Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI.
The 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards will be hosted by CBS News Analyst Jamal Simmons and presenters will include top Auto Executives, national celebrities and news personalities. Students who are interested in careers in the Green field should also attend the Green Car and Technology Show, which begins at 10:00 .am. The Green Carpet and V.I.P. reception will begin at 5:00 p.m., Awards at 7:00pm, followed by an AfterGlow sponsored by General Motors and OnStar.
Auto Industry Leaders Selected to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards
DETROIT -- Rodney O'Neal, Chief Executive Officer and President, Delphi, Frank Venegas, Jr. Chairman and CEO, The Ideal Group, and Andra Rush, President and CEO, Rush Trucking were selected by Decisive Media to receive Lifetime Awards, at the 15th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, which is held in conjunction with the North American International Auto Show. The star-studded event will take place on Sunday, January 9th, beginning at 7 pm, at the Soundboard Theater, located in the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit.
Source: Decisive Magazine / Urban Wheel Awards
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