Diatra (Dede) L. Mason Honored as a Woman of the Month for August 2023 by P.O.W.E.R.

 Diatra (Dede) L. Mason of McDonough, Georgia has been honored as a Woman of the Month for August 2023 by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and great success in the field of government.

About Diatra (Dede) L. Mason
With over 30 years of experience, Diatra (Dede) L. Mason is a supervisory physical scientist with United States Army Criminal Investigation Division (USACID) Forensic Exploitation Department (FXD), which is the premier forensic center for the U.S. Department of Defense, delivering full-spectrum world-class forensic services around the globe and across the range of military operations.

Dede earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Illinois College in 1986. After working as an analytical chemist in the private sector for several years, she decided to use her science background to specialize in forensic science. In 1995, she began her training and career as a latent print examiner with the Illinois State Police. In 2009, Dede was approached by a recruiter looking for latent print examiners that would be interested in battlefield forensics. She signed on the dotted line and has since been applying her skill set in support of the US Military.

In her spare time, Dede enjoys being with family and friends, swimming, reading, and political activism.

About P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) and P.O.W.E.R.-Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized is an organization and an online community. P.O.W.E.R. Magazine is a digital and exclusive print magazine featuring celebrities and everyday hardworking professional women. Our mission is to provide a powerful network of women who will mentor, inspire, and empower each other to be the best they can be. Through our valuable services and collaborating with like-minded professionals, our members can potentially gain the recognition and exposure they deserve, as well as obtain knowledge from those who have already achieved success.

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Mason Filippi Joins G2G Racing in Camping World Truck Series at Sonoma Raceway

 Following his NASCAR debut in the Xfinity Series last Saturday in Portland, Mason is extending his reach into NASCAR in the Camping World Truck Series. These back-to-back weekends demonstrate his commitment to the sport and the expectations all have on his performance. Mason Filippi is 24-year-old professional race car driver who has been quickly climbing through the ranks of the SRO and IMSA, most recently racing in the TCR class in the Michelin Pilot Challenge with Bryan Herta Autosport within the IMSA Series.

A California native, Mason grew up karting in the Bay Area at his home track of Sonoma Raceway in addition to launching a new business in/around the motorsport community. Today, the OpenFender Performance Funding concept (https://openfender.com) is a digital sponsorship platform Mason is himself using, where fans can participate in supporting the No. 46 G2G entry, along with other favorite drivers racing at all levels.

“I’m excited to work with Mason this week at Sonoma,” said Team Owner, Tim Viens. “I watched him run a solid race in Portland last weekend in the Xfinity series, and I’m confident he will deliver positive results in the G2G racing No. 46 Toyota Tundra at Sonoma. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with Mason.”

“The wheel-to-wheel racing in NASCAR is an excitement like no other,” said Mason. “I’ve raced a lot of cars on a lot of tracks but there is something very special about the raw energy of the cars and crowds in NASCAR. I’m so honored to be racing for Tim and G2G and thrilled to be getting behind the wheel of the No. 46 Toyota Tundra – and at my home track makes it all even better!”

The DoorDash 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Sonoma Raceway is expected to have capacity crowds and marks the return of NASCAR and a national series for the first time since 2019 and will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 at 7:30pm ET – June 11, 2022.

About G2G Racing

G2G Racing (www.http://www.g2gracing.com) is an American stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, fielding the No. 46 and No. 47 Toyota Tundra trucks. They can be found on Instagram at @g2gracing, on Facebook at @g2gracingNCWTS and on

Twitter at g2g_racing

About OpenFender

OpenFender (www.openfender.com) is the first funding and Sponsorship marketplace designed by racers specifically for racers. It’s a crowd and fan funded platform that understands the needs and challenges of racers from all disciplines and is elevating the level of competition throughout the motorsports industry by ensuring those with talent and drive have a chance to get on the course and compete for the checkered flag. Whether racers compete on two, three, four wheels or tracks and skis; whether they race on dirt, asphalt, snow or an internet connection; whether they’re starting in karting or are a seasoned competitor looking for the next level, OpenFender is the source for funding performance. Sponsors, Fans and supporters can find and fund their favorite racers on openfender.com, track their progress and, in a sense, become part of the team. Mason’s own sponsorship campaigns can be found and contributed to at https://openfender.com/drivers/73.

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