YEN Information

SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) - Interested in YEN?

Membership in YEN provides young executives with an opportunity to network with other SEMA members in various market segments and influential industry leaders. It also gives you a unique chance to listen and learn, as well as provide the industry a youthful voice to be heard. By joining the YEN, you'll be taking the first step to becoming one of the future leaders of the automotive specialty-equipment market.

YEN Mission Statement

The Young Executives Network's (YEN) mission is to cultivate young talent in the automotive aftermarket through implementation of education and networking. YEN does this by taking advantages of the resources available for virtual networking and in-person at industry trade events.

Who Qualifies for Membership?

YENsters are industry leaders who are 39 years of age or younger. YENsters are entrepreneurs, leading top businesses and actively pursuing a higher level of professionalism in the specialty equipment market. The current membership roster represents some of the top technology, marketing and sales, operations and executive minds in the automotive industry.

What Benefits Does YEN Offer?

YEN membership provides the ideal opportunity to become actively involved with SEMA and the specialty automotive aftermarket. By participating, YENsters are given networking opportunities with prominent and accomplished industry leaders. Additionally, the program creates a forum to:

  • Tap in to the networking power of nearly 1,500+ of the industry's top young executives.
  • Exchange personal experiences with your industry peers.
  • Exclusive connection with other YENsters on MySEMA.
  • Share your original content with over 150k via YEN-sponsored SEMA eNews articles.
  • Shine a spotlight on you and your company as a YEN Member-of-the-Month.
  • Open new business opportunities and career paths via exclusive networking with other YENsters.

Connect with YEN on Facebook

Did you know YEN also has pages available on Facebook and LinkedIn? Check us out next time you're on your profile and help bring our industry in to the 21st Century! Better yet, go on and friend a YENster today! 


Membership in YEN is open to all SEMA-member company employees under the age of 40 at no cost. If you are not a SEMA Member, join SEMA now. If you are already a SEMA Member, apply for YEN here. Confirmation and a welcome package will be mailed to you within 4-6 weeks. Apply for YEN here.

If you should have any questions or need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact a YEN Select Committee Member - check out the full roster at You can always contact SEMA staff for more information by emailing Director of Networks Bryan Harrison at or calling 909-978-6691.

We look forward to working with you as part of the Young Executives Network!

YEN Membership Task Force Chair

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