Attracting more than 100 YANG members and mentors, the Meet-Up was held at the same time as the Auto Care Association’s Fall Leadership Days. YANG’s hosts for the event were Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper and the Arnold Oil Company of Austin.
Ashlee Arnold, vice president of Arnold Oil Company, stated, “It was a privilege to co-host the YANG Meet-Up in Austin with the Alliance. This city is growing by the minute and is home to exceptional talent, dynamic industries and great opportunities. It was a pleasure sharing everything that Austin has to offer with our fellow YANG members.”
Attendees were treated to a BBQ buffet featuring southwestern appetizers, cold drinks and live music while enjoying the opportunity to socialize and network in a relaxed environment.
According to YANG Chairman JC Washbish, “YANG Regional Meet-Ups are the perfect way for our members to get together. Networking is our core pillar at YANG, so when an event like Leadership Days comes to Texas, you know the Alliance will be there to help YANG host a great event like the one we had tonight. It was extra special to work together with Arnold Oil Co. of Austin to put on this event in their hometown.”
The Meet-Up also attracted several YANG mentor pin wearers. YANG’s mentor pin provides a way for industry veterans to display their support for YANG and identify themselves as someone who is willing to be approached to become a mentor.
John R. Washbish, YANG mentor pin supporter as well as president and CEO of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, said, “Our industry needs leaders for tomorrow. There is a long list of professionals that helped guide me early on in my career. I am happy to now be in a position to play the role of mentor to YANG members.”
For more information on YANG, visit https://www.autocare.org/What-We-Do/Professional-Development/young-auto-care-network-group/.