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Last chance to submit your approval for ARA board nominees

By Erin Jorgensen

September 10, 2023

Time is running out for American Rental Association (ARA) members to cast their approval of the ARA board nominees. Members have until 11:59 p.m. Central time on Monday, Sept. 11, to cast their ballot to approve the nominees to the ARA Board of Directors.

Ballots are available electronically to the designated voting representatives of all ARA members. Voting representatives received an email from on Aug. 28 with their personalized voting link. Intelliscan is ARA’s service provider for the approval process.

The nominees below were selected by the Leadership Development Committee comprised exclusively of equipment and event rental industry members and approved by the ARA Board of Directors.

Approval by the membership is required.

The nominees are:

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

ARA general members will vote for the president-elect, directors for their specific regions and associate member director. Associate members will vote for the associate member director. The approved nominees will begin their terms at the conclusion of The ARA Show™ 2024 in February. Click here to learn more about each nominee.

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