YEN Salutes Industry Leaders

What do you get when an enthusiastic crowd of about 500 young professionals get together? The annual YEN Awards Reception, of course.

Held at the Westgate Resort & Casino on Tuesday evening November 5, the reception is the group’s number-one networking experience. The high-energy event, which included drinks and appetizers, gave YENsters ample opportunities to make new acquaintances, build new connections, share stories and reconnect with colleagues and peers.

But the reception wouldn’t have been complete without an awards ceremony honoring fellow industry leaders. For 2019, the Vanguard Award was presented to Matthew Boice of MotorTrend. The Young Executive of the Year Award went to Matt Beenan of BullRight Industries.

“Since winning the 2018 Launch Pad competition, Matt Beenan has provided valuable feedback and insights to improve the program and better serve the competitors,” said YEN Chair-elect Nick Caloroso. “Matt has stepped up to assist YEN with every opportunity presented to him. We are grateful for his contributions and honor him with this award.”