Vanessa Velasquez, Director of Event Services, oversees the planning and execution of ATRA’s Powertrain Expo and the Technical Seminar Program. Vanessa first began her career at ATRA in 1998 in the Membership Department, and in 2005 was given the opportunity to switch her role to Events. She enjoys planning events so much, she recently made the decision to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree and is currently taking classes towards her major in Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality at the California State University in Northridge, California. Vanessa resides in Ventura, California with her husband Shaun – who is also employed by ATRA as the Tech Department’s Project Manager – and their two children, Isaac (15) and Sofia (7).
Vanessa Velasquez - December - 2020
ATRA’s first-ever Virtual Powertrain Expo took place November 11 – 14, and I have to say, it was a great success! 350 attendees, across 26 different countries converged online to participate in 58 hours of Pre-Recorded sessions, Live Q&As and Live Presentations, both Technical and Management – the most of any Powertrain Expo! There was also an Exhibitor Marketplace, a one-stop-shop where...
Vanessa Velasquez - August - 2018
Luckily for you, Powertrain Expo is being held in Las Vegas, where the biggest problem you’ll encounter is not having enough time to experience all that this great destination has to offer. To help you avoid becoming completely overwhelmed, and in the interest of saving you some time, we’ve compiled some of the latest & greatest – and not-so-typical - attractions in and around Sin City!