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Elections set boards for state chapters in Region Six

By Brock Huffstutler

February 7, 2023

ARA board serviceAmerican Rental Association (ARA) state chapters in Minnesota, Missouri and Nebraska recently held their board of directors elections. Chris Graeler of Expert Rentals, St. Peters, Mo., will be the latest addition to the ARA of Missouri board. Jared Lashley, CERP, with United Rent-All, Omaha, Neb., is the newest member of the ARA of Nebraska board.

See below who will be serving as board members on their respective state chapters this year.

ARA of Minnesota board members:

President: Kevin Fitzgerald, manager, Hiawatha Reddy Rents, Minneapolis

Vice president: Jeremy Yantes, general manager, Crown Rental, Burnsville

Treasurer: Chad Wagner, president, A1 Rent It, Wayzata

Past president: Kevin Usher, sales representative, RTL Equipment, Big Lake

Board member: Jake Budde, owner, Rent N Save, Faribault

Board member: Chris Pederson, business development manager and co-owner, Highway 55 Rental & Sales, Hamel

Associate member director: Andrew Crawford, regional manager, Makita USA, Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

Associate member director: Joshua Swanson, territory sales manager, Great Northern Equipment Distributing, Rogers

ARA of Missouri board members:

President: Darick Hemphill, owner, General Rental Center, Springfield

Vice president: John Schupp, district manager, Rental Supply, Saint Joseph

Secretary: Dawn Weinhardt, owner, Weinhardt Party Rentals, St. Louis

Treasurer: Darrick Farr, general manager, A-1 Party & Event Rental, Columbia

Board member: Chris Graeler, owner, Expert Rentals, Saint Peters

Board member: Steve Houser, owner, U.S. Rents It, Jefferson City

Board member: Kelly Pouche, vice president, Platte Rental & Supply, Platte City

Associate member director: Joe Scheetz, owner, Prairie Star Equipment Connection, Liberty

ARA of Nebraska board members:

President: Ryan Kucera, vice president, Rental City, Omaha

Vice president: Don Partridge, owner, Bobcat of Omaha, Omaha

Treasurer: Brian Dorn, owner, Midwest Tent and Events, Lincoln

Secretary: Jared Lashley, CERP, dispatcher, United Rent-All, Omaha

Board member: Clint Faust, general manager, Avery Rents, Bellevue

Board member: William Reynolds, branch manager, Honeyman Rent All/The Party Place, Omaha

Associate member director: Doug Attema, president, Attema Sales, Pella, Iowa

Please congratulate these members for their service.