Committees & Chairmen

PTRA is a dynamic association, providing its members with tools and contacts to ensure each member's business success. The foundation of PTRA's strength and energy lies in the association's membership. PTRA members actively participate in every aspect of the group's functions, which explains why PTRA excels at meeting the needs of its membership.

If you are a PTRA rep or manufacturer member, we encourage you to choose one of the following committees and volunteer! The demands on your time are minimal, but the rewards are great, both personally and professionally for you and for your fellow members. Contact the PTRA office or any of the Committee Chairmen to express your interest in serving.

Budget and Finance

Bill Taylor, Chairman 
Taylor Industrial Sales Co., Tampa, FL; 813-663-9111

Purpose: To be viable, PTRA must be financially sound. The Budget and Finance Committee plans the financial path for PTRA's success!

Nominating Committee

Jerry Rhodes, CPMR, Chairman
Midwest P.T. Sales, Beaverton, MI; 989-435-2044

Education/Communications Committee

Bill Taylor, Board Oversight
Taylor Industrial Sales Co., Tampa, FL; 813-663-9111

Adam Cooler, Director
J.W. Cooler Company, Austell, GA; 770-944-2440

Purpose: From this web site to PTRA's internal communication tool, the Focus newsletter, this Committee keeps the membership up to date on association activities and benefits and gets PTRA members and the rep sales function to the forefront of attention in this industry!

Conference Committee

Scott Olmsted, Chairman

Driven Sales Associates, West Chester, PA; 610-363-6884

Purpose: One of the greatest benefits of membership is participating in the PTRA's Annual Conference. It's a big job to put the meeting together and requires the input and talents of many members!

Conference Sub-Committees:

First Timers Committee
Jerry Rhodes, Chairman

Golf Committee

Hostess Committee
Jennifer Jopling

Walk for the Cure
Jennifer Jopling

Promotional Committee

Membership Committee

Doug Landgraf, Board Oversight

Peter Liston, Director

Purpose: The most valuable, intangible benefit of participating in PTRA is networking with peers and business partners from across the country. The Membership Committee focuses on identifying, recruiting, and mentoring new members, as well as retaining current members, thereby expanding the world of possibilities for all members!

Rep/Principal Relations Committee

Curt Benson, Board Oversight

Darlene Morton, Director

Purpose: The Rep/Principal Relations Committee works on behalf of all PTRA members seeking already existing and developing new means, programs, and methodologies for enhancing the valuable rep/principal relationship!


Contact Info

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Minneapolis, MN 55416

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