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ARA members to approve slate of nominees for ARA board

By Erin Jorgensen

August 23, 2023

The American Rental Association (ARA) Board of Directors has approved the slate of nominees to be presented to the membership for approval. The nominees were selected by the Leadership Development Committee comprised exclusively of your rental peers.

Ballots to approve the slate of nominees will be available electronically to the designated voting representatives of all ARA members between Monday, Aug. 28, and Monday, Sept. 11, 2023.

Voting representatives are scheduled to receive emails with voting information from on Aug. 16 and Aug. 28.

ARA general members will approve the slate of president-elect, directors for their respective regions and the associate member director. Associate members will approve the associate member director nominee.

Those approved will begin their terms in spring 2024.

The nominees include:

ARA president-elect
Robert H. Pedersen,
president and CEO,
A Tool Shed,
Santa Cruz, Calif.
ARA associate member director
Marti Wenzler,
strategic account manager,
Lawson Products,
ARA Region Six director
Steve Houser,
general manager,
U.S. Rents-It,
Jefferson City, Mo.
ARA Region Seven director
Maureen Harkness, CERP, managing director,
Cre8ive Event Rentals,
Tempe, Ariz.
ARA Region Eight director
Sam Castillo,
senior account manager,
Tates Rents,
Boise, Idaho
ARA Region 10 director
Kelly Brincheski,
general manager,
Collective Event Rentals,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Help shape the future of the equipment and event rental industry. Members are responsible for approving the slate of nominees.

For more information, contact Joann Lay at 800-334-2177, ext. 265, or

Rental Management subscribers who are the American Rental Association (ARA) primary contact will find a special printed insert with information about the nominees included with the August/September issue of the magazine. A “Meet the Nominees” special edition of Rental Pulse will be sent via email on Aug. 22.