Since the YEN Live Chat program was introduced, YEN members have had the opportunity to engage directly with and ask questions to industry leaders spanning various segments and markets in the automotive industry.

Below is a list of recordings for the 2021 YEN Live Chats. While the events have passed, the recordings are a great way to tap into the expertise and knowledge of some of the industry’s influential leaders. 

Jamie Meyer, Performance Racing Industry (PRI)

Since joining the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) as president in 2020, Meyer has had to reinvent and reimagine PRI’s programs. With a commitment to helping race tracks and businesses reopen during the pandemic, and generating awareness for motorsports manufacturers and their new products, Meyer launched the PRI Ambassador Program and the first-ever PRI Road Tour. Listen in to the Live Chat to hear how Meyer is able to stay focused amidst the industry’s challenges, what he does to keep his team motivated, and why he remains committed to supporting the racing and performance industry. Watch Recording.

Lindsay Hubley, Lodestone Events / Overland Expo

Hubley started her career in 2003 with her family-owned company, The Promotion Co. & Family Events, Hubley is experienced at managing large-scale consumer events. In 2014, Family Events was acquired by Bonnier Corp, where Hubley led the company’s event division before leaving in 2018 to form Lodestone Events in partnership with her sister, Jessica Kirchner. The following year, Lodestone Events acquired the world’s premier overland and adventure travel event, Overland Expo. Listen in to hear how Hubley has managed disruption in the events industry during the past year, how Covid has impacted business, and what her company has planned to move forward in 2021. Watch Recording.

Matthew Boice, Motor Trend Group

Having started in the industry more than 15 years ago at Source Interlink, Boice has seen the shifts in print and digital media. He understands how the pandemic has disrupted the cable distribution model, and is seeing firsthand the increasing number of options that consumers have to platforms that cater to their specific interests. Listen in to the live chat as Boice shares insight that can help YEN members understand how the changing media landscape will impact their businesses and what they can expect next. Watch Recording.

Chris Blair, World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR)

Blair has a unique background which includes serving as Director of Event Development for PACE Motorsports (now Feld Entertainment), Director of NHRA’s Northwest Division, and was Vice President of Racing Operations for Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

In his current role with WWTR, Blair has led the growth and development of the once-shuttered St. Louis track from a 150-acre, racing-only complex to a multi-purpose entertainment venue in excess of 600 acres. Listen in as Blair discusses the steps racetracks have taken to overcome the state lockdowns and their plans moving forward. Watch Recording.

Ben Schaffer, Bulletproof Automotive / Unplugged Performance

Having found Bulletproof Automotive, an international distributor of high-end tuning parts and builder of custom cars, and Unplugged Performance, a world leading company that focuses on the customization and sports performance of Tesla vehicles, Schaffer is highly experienced and knowledgeable in the world of car tuning and modifying cars in the electrical vehicle space. Listen in as he shares his insight and expertise on Teslas, EV tuning and the future of performance car culture. Watch Recording.