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> 2021 ERA Virtual Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

November 2, 2020
Contact: Neda Simeonova / Communications Director /

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is excited to announce that the ERA Conference Keynote Sub-Committee has selected Kevin Brown as the keynote speaker to kick-off the 2021 ERA Virtual Conference, “Stronger Together: Reconnecting & Reinventing for Success,” scheduled for March 1-3.

Brown’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and life requires anything but conventional thinking. With a streetwise aptitude and a never-quit attitude, he worked his way from the front lines in business to the executive boardroom. For nearly two decades, Brown was a sales and marketing executive that helped grow a little-known family business into an industry giant with annual revenues reaching two billion dollars. After a career in franchising, he decided to retire from corporate America and pursue his passion for bringing The HERO Effect message to as many people and organizations as possible.

On March 1 at 10:30 a.m. EST, join fellow industry peers at ERA’s first virtual conference for Brown’s keynote address — “The Hero Effect – Being Your Best When It Matters The Most!” — that will deliver a simple yet powerful message rooted in Brown’s philosophy for life that drives every thought and action, and ultimately every result achieved both personally and professionally.

Through his presentation, Brown hopes to inspire attendees to achieve greater results by eliminating “ordinary” thinking and mastering the habit of excellence; own the moments that matter (and they all matter) by taking responsibility for their attitude, their actions and their results; and create meaningful relationships and deliver an extraordinary experience for every “customer” at work and at home.

“As we navigate through these uncertain times, we are excited to have Kevin Brown as our keynote speaker for the 2021 ERA Virtual Conference,” said Adam Grigor, President, Tech-Trek Ltd. and Keynote Sub-Committee Co-Chair. “Brown’s energy and passion will strongly resonate, through the virtual medium, to all employees in an organization. Attendees can expect to be entertained and energized around Brown’s core message of ‘The HERO Effect’; embracing change, looking inward to improve oneself, and coming out of this period stronger by working together.”

Gary Zullo, Director of Sales, Passive, Electromechanical and Interconnect, Arrow Electronics and Keynote Sub-Committee Co-Chair, added, “With the migration of the 2021 ERA Annual Conference to a virtual model, it is especially important for our keynote speaker to engage our membership and set the tone for our conference right from the start. In Kevin Brown, the Keynote Sub-Committee has selected a high energy, professional speaker, whose messaging is not only relevant for the current environment, but will also resonate with actionable takeaways whether you are a business owner, leader of people or individual contributor.”

Watch Kevin Brown’s keynote presentation preview video, “The Hero Effect – Being Your Best When It Matters The Most!”

For more information about the 2021 ERA Virtual Conference or to register, visit

About ERA
The 85-year-old Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is the international trade organization for professional field sales companies in the global electronics industries, manufacturers who go to market through representative firms and global distributors. It is the mission of ERA to support the professional field sales function through programs and activities that educate, inform and advocate for manufacturers’ representatives, the principals they represent and the distributors who are reps’ partners in local territories. For more information about ERA, visit

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