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Elections set boards for state chapters in Region Three

By Brock Huffstutler

February 7, 2023

ARA Board MembersThe American Rental Association (ARA) state chapters of Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee recently held their board elections. See below who will be serving as board members on their respective state chapters this year.

An * indicates a brand-new member of the state’s board of directors.

ARA of Alabama board members:

President: Chasity Crowe Moore, owner, Americ Equipment Rental, Hartselle

Vice president: Eric Barron, president, Rent Ready Equipment & Sales, Enterprise

Secretary and treasurer: Harrison Abbott, president, Rental Men, Pell City

Board member: Michael Hamm, owner and operator, Tennessee River Rental, Florence

Board member: Alexander Kontogeorge Jr., owner, AK Rentals, Cullman

Associate member director: Kyle Marchin, sales manager, M & M Sales, Belmont, N.C.

ARA of Mississippi board members:

President: Lee Hutchinson, general manager, Mississippi Tent & Party Rental, Madison

Vice president: Paul Hester, branch manager, Thompson Machinery/The CAT Rental Store, Oxford

Secretary: Erin Stubbs, event coordinator, Busylad Rent-All, Tupelo

Treasurer: Marlee Cain, controller, Taylor Rental Center, Greenville

Board member: Bowen Bridges, manager, Magnolia Rental & Sales, Batesville

Board member: Danny Craft, owner, FunVentures, Florence

Associate member director: Matthew Pare, regional area manager, Aztec Tents, Brookhaven

ARA of South Carolina board members:

President: Warren Clayton, president, Asheville Hwy Rental, Spartanburg

Vice president: Mila Weeks, business manager, Crisp Event Rentals, Columbia

Secretary: Courtney Scipio, owner, IBA Event Rentals, North Charleston

Treasurer: Bill Thompson III, sales representative, Thompson Rental Services, Columbia

*Board member: Terry Kovarik, director, fleet and merchandising, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Mooresville, N.C.

Board member: Adam Rabe, director of business development, Sunbelt Rentals, West Columbia

Board member: Andrea Shurburtt, owner, Berbank & Co., Spartanburg

Board member: Stephanie Summerson-Hall, owner, Ruth’s House, Event Rentals & Design, Holly Hill

Associate member director: Jack Halsey, rental sales manager, BOMAG Americas, Ridgeway

Associate member director: Davis West, technical solutions representative, TopTec Event Tents, Moore

ARA of Tennessee board members:

President: Jill Cole, owner, Southern Events, Franklin

Vice president: Jim Decatur, general manager, All Occasions Party Rentals, Knoxville

Treasurer: Mike Holland, CERP, president, Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions, Chattanooga

*Secretary: Rodney Coker, president and CEO, Coker Rental Co., Clinton

*Board member: Grant Christopher, vice president, Christopher Equipment, Tullahoma

*Board member: Brandt Gaylor, branch manager, United Rentals Power HVAC, Knoxville

Board member: David Lewis, vice president of rental, Stowers Rents, Knoxville

Board member: Jeremy Rardin, vice president of operations, Rent-All Store, Chattanooga

Associate member director: Brent Dykes, sales representative, MTA Distributors, Jackson

Please congratulate these members for their service.