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News   March 2, 2011   by CARS Magazine

AIA Calls for Nominations for the YES Young Leader of the Year Award

Is your organization rewarding and recognizing the young leaders amongst your employees? Companies that want to attract, retain and engage the very best employees understand the importance of recognition.

Recognition is a fantastic tool. When an organization takes the time to show a young employee that their contribution is both recognized and appreciated – it demonstrates their commitment to them as an employer.

The Young Leader of the Year Award, presented by AIA’s YES Committee, is a great way to recognize the efforts of an employee who has shown outstanding leadership, creativity, commitment to the industry or innovation in the workplace. Created in 2007, the award recognizes those in the industry under the age of 45 who are making a difference to their company, community or the aftermarket. The award, formerly known as the Young Executive of the Year Award, strives to provide profile for the industry leaders of tomorrow.

Past recipients of the award include: David Vaughan from Eastern Automotive Warehousing who was the first recipient of the award in 2008; Zara Wishloff, formerly with Warehouse Services Inc. in 2009; and Eric Boutin, from CARQUEST Canada in 2010.


Who will be the winner in 2011? The AIA YES Alumni committee, made up of former members of the YES Committee, want to hear from you. Take a moment to tell an employee that you have seen and appreciate the difference they are making either inside or outside your organization by sending in a nomination today!

The deadline for nominations is March 18, 2011. For the complete nomination process and to submit a candidate, download and complete the attached nomination form. All nominations will be treated with the strictest confidence. The YES Alumni Committee will contact you if further details are required.

About the Young Executive Society (YES) Committee

AIA’s Young Executive Society (YES Canada) represents the interests of young executives (45 years of age or younger) in the industry. The mandate of YES Canada is to provide members with a forum to express their views and recommendations on the current industry to ensure its future growth and prosperity. YES will also provide a networking and mentoring environment for young executives in the automotive aftermarket industry to enhance and develop their executive skills so that they may grow into stronger leaders of the industry.


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