American 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.