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Stefani Donabedian selected to receive ARA Rising Star Award

By Brock Huffstutler

November 28, 2023

Stefani Donabedian

Stefani Donabedian

Stefani Donabedian, vice president of Decanted Wine Truck, Hudson, Mass., has been selected to receive the 2023 American Rental Association (ARA) Rising Star Award.

The Rising Star Award recognizes a young professional who has demonstrated leadership at the grassroots level.

Donabedian recently purchased her wine bar truck, transitioning from her role in the equipment segment as a marketing consultant with Worcester, Mass.-based Mobile Air & Power Rentals.

Donabedian joined the ARA of Massachusetts board in 2020 and currently serves in the role of president.

“My mind was made up and I wanted to join the board of the ARA of Massachusetts,” Donabedian says of her service with her ARA state chapter. “What I didn’t know was how that one decision would change my life and my career. I have learned so much through the events that I have attended. I have stepped into a higher level of leadership within my state board, ARA committees, and my company, and I have made lifelong friends who share my business values and life ethics.”

To supplement her ARA state board duties, Donabedian has participated in ARA’s Leadership Conference, an event designed to educate and motivate emerging leaders within the association.

A member of the ARA Young Professional (YP) Network, Donabedian has attended several YP conferences and has served on the Young Professionals Committee since 2022. In her capacity as a committee member, Donabedian has helped spearhead the YP learning track in RentalU, ARA’s online education and training platform.

Donabedian also has supported the industry’s legislative initiatives as a member of ARAPAC — ARA’s political action committee — and as a participant at ARA’s 2023 National Legislative Caucus in Washington, D.C.

In recognition of her efforts within the industry and ARA, Donabedian was named one of Rental Management magazine’s “12 to Watch Under 40” in 2022 and in 2023, she received the ARA Region One Leadership Impact Award.