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Speakers List Announced For YANG’s Virtual Experience

The virtual event provides programming opportunities to enhance leadership skills and knowledge of the industry.


The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), an under-40 community of the Auto Care Association, recently announced its full lineup of speakers and panel discussions ahead of its first-ever YANG Virtual Experience event, set to take place Oct. 21. The event will serve as a modified format of the community’s YANG Leadership Conference, which takes place annually during Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days.

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The half-day virtual event provides unique and industry-focused programming opportunities to enhance leadership skills, knowledge of the industry and capabilities for attendees to earn .4 CEU credits.

Speakers and topics at the event will include:

  • Keynote presentation “How to Say Anything to Anyone: Setting Expectations for Powerful Working Relationships,” by Shari Harley, Candid Culture;
  • An overview of 2020’s top takeaways with Mike Chung, director, market intelligence, Auto Care Association and Tom Tucker, senior director, state affairs, Auto Care Association;
  • A fireside-style chat featuring Chase Baxley, The Parts House, and Eric Lough, PartsTech Inc., exploring their leadership journeys and reflecting on what they’ve learned;
  • Industry expert-based panel featuring Jamie Carlson, Ervine’s Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid; Laura Soave, Icahn Automotive Group; and JC Washbish, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., as they discuss on the challenges and opportunities for 2021; and
  • Profiles in Leadership: Roger McCollum, chairman and CEO, N.A. Williams Company

To view the full list of speakers and to register for the event, go to For more information, contact Jess Fainberg, community liaison, at [email protected].



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