ERA Jess Spoonts White Pin Scholarship

ERA Jess Spoonts White Pin Scholarship

The purpose of the Jess Spoonts White Pin Scholarship award is to honor ERA representative members who have dedicated exceptional volunteer time and effort to the Electronics Representatives Association.




Nominees must be from ERA member firms and must have been involved in ERA activities and leadership (local and/or national) for a minimum of two years. They must also be interested in and willing to devote significant volunteer time to ERA in the foreseeable future.


We’ve created an online form which makes it easier to submit your own name or that of another person. The nomination submission must be be entered by Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, and should outline the nominee’s leadership activities and accomplishments at the local and/or national levels of ERA as well as his or her potential as a leader in the near future. Please be concise, but do include as much information as possible.


One $1,000 award will be made per year. The award is to be used toward: CPMR tuition; to attend an ERA conference; and/or to earn CEUs (for existing CPMRs). The recipient is to notify White Pin of how the award is to be used.


Nominations for the 2023 award are now open and the deadline to submit nominations is Friday, December 15, 2023. The award will be announced at the 2024 ERA Conference in February.

Selection Committee:

The selection committee will consist of White Pin members in good standing who have themselves provided exceptional volunteer service to ERA. The committee will also include the association’s CEO. The 2023 selection committee will be drawn from previous award recipients: Annette Paden, Greg Thompson, CPMR; Ellen Coan, CPMR; Chuck Tanzola, CPMR; John Hutson, CPMR; Buzz Reynolds; and ERA CEO Walter Tobin.

The White Pin Group

Kingsland Coombs, CPMR, CSP
Control Sales, Inc.
941 N. Plum Grove Rd., Ste. C
Schaumburg IL 60173
Phone: 224.595.6001