Reggie Eda, right, receives the Leadership Impact Award at The ARA Show 2023 in Orlando
During The ARA Show™ 2023 in Orlando, Reggie Eda, co-owner, Oxon Hill Rentals, Fort Washington, Md., received the 2022 American Rental Association’s (ARA) Leadership Impact Award for Region Two.
The Leadership Impact Award recognizes an individual whose leadership benefited their state and/or local association and its members over the past year. Eda has served on the ARA of Maryland board of directors since 2014 and currently is the state chapter’s vice president. He is a longtime participant in the planning and execution of state chapter events, and has represented Maryland rental operators in conversations with legislators as part of ARA’s National Legislative Caucus in Washington, D.C.
“On learning I was receiving the ARA Leadership Impact Award, my first reaction was surprise, and my immediate feeling was that of being honored,” Eda said. “I am absolutely thankful and proud to have labored alongside the best individuals in our rental industry. From our fellow rental store operators, the manufacturer representatives, our state board officers and ARA national, the support and encouragement as we learn and grow from each other has been overwhelming. I truly appreciate and respect everyone in our industry. When we got started in the rental business back in 2005, the first advice our mentor, Charlie McCourt, gave was to join ARA and become an active member. Of course, he was right. I have enjoyed every second.”