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Official Name: American Rental Association (ARA)
Headquarters: Moline, Ill., where 21 rental business owners founded ARA in 1955.
Description: The American Rental Association (www.ARArental.org) is an international trade association for the owners of equipment rental businesses and the manufacturers and suppliers of construction/industrial, general tool and party/special event rental equipment.Now in its sixth decade of operation, ARA is the source for information, government affairs, insurance, business development tools, education and training, networking and marketplace opportunities for the rental equipment industry throughout the world. The Rental Show (www.TheRentalShow.com) is owned and managed by the American Rental Association.
Purpose: ARA’s core purpose is to promote the success of our members and advance the growth of the rental industry.
Status: 501(c)(6) not-for-profit
Members: The current membership includes more than 9,400 rental businesses and nearly 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers. ARA members are located in every state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, every Canadian province, and nearly 40 countries worldwide.
Publications: Rental Management, the official magazine of ARA, offers management techniques and insights, new products, technology and more. Circulation is more than 16,000 in the United States, Canada and more than 45 countries.
Employees: 49 full-time
Executive staff: Christine L. Wehrman, CEO
John Sammon, Vice President, Operations and Technology
Tom Hubbell, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
John McClelland, Vice President, Government Affairs and Chief Economist
Marcy Johnson, Vice President Finance and Administration/CFO


ARA Press Contacts:

ColemanChris photoChristine Coleman, Marketing Manager for The Rental Show

Responsible for print and electronic marketing functions of The Rental Show and Events & Tents, including social media efforts and annual marketing plans. Contributing author to Rental Management Group publications to ensure the integrity of ARA’s brand across communication channels.

Contact for information or questions regarding The Rental Show:

800-334-2177, Ext. 266

Tracy JohannsenTracy Johannsen, ARA Public Relations & Advertising Manager

Responsible for public relations activities of ARA. Performs marketing and public relations responsibilities for the Marketing and Communications Division. Works with the ARA marketing consumer awareness program.

Contact for information or questions regarding the ARA, our products and services:

800-334-2177, Ext. 270