SEMA Member News—May/June 2012
Top 3 Reasons To Join YEN
The Young Executives Network offers members a chance to listen, learn and share their opinions with influential industry leaders through virtual networking as well as in person at industry trade events.
Educational Access: The YEN has assembled content-specific educational programming for young executives looking to create new opportunities and expand their careers through YEN’s education sub-committee endeavors and SEMA Education Institute initiatives.
Promotional Opportunities: Recognition is at the core of establishing a young executive’s individual brand. The YEN specializes in finding current and future young executives who have proven to be tremendous forces in the automotive specialty-equipment industry. A YEN “Member of the Month” editorial piece featured in SEMA eNews, on the SEMA.org website and through a variety of social networking sites garners a subscription base of more than 150,000 industry professionals.
September: YEN Networking Mixer, Phoenix, California
October: YEN Long-Range Planning Meeting,Las Vegas, Nevada
November: YEN Reception and Awards,Las Vegas, Nevada
Visit www.SEMA.org/yen for updated calendar
YEN Member Testimonial
I got the chance to network with different people and companies that I wouldn’t have met if it weren’t for YEN. I made great sales and distribution contacts that I have brought back and shared with the company I work with. I look forward to using the information learned to help myself and my company grow in the aftermarket world.
—Justin Bird, Technical Support, Bully Dog
Message From The Chair Of YEN
YEN is growing very rapidly and is one of the best ways to open yourself to networking and education opportunities. I encourage any young person in this industry to sign up. You will then be plugged into a network of young executives that is over 800 strong, and you can start getting involved by joining our Member Resource Pool, attending a YEN Mixer or attending the big YEN reception at SEMA. It doesn’t matter the extent to which you get involved at first; it just matters that you take that first step to find out how rewarding the experience can be.
—Lee McGuire, Director of Marketing & Operations, Skyjacker Suspensions
YEN Select Committee Testimonial
Joining YEN has given me the opportunity to meet new people and the ability to give back. The more I get involved, the more I appreciate what SEMA has to offer. SEMA is much more than just a show in Vegas; it’s an association that is committed to improving our industry.
—Mike Timmons,Western Regional Sales Manager, Extang