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> ERA Announces Chapter Officer Leadership Training Program for 2019

April 26, 2019
Source: Electronics Representatives Association

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced the 2019 dates for its hands-on educational Chapter Officers Leadership Training (COLT) program. The one-hour webinar segment of the program will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, and the in-person meeting will be held in Chicago, Nov. 6-7, 2019, at the Double Tree Hilton O’Hare-Rosemont.

COLT focuses on chapter management and planning tactics and is a vital tool for all chapter managers, board members and anyone taking on a chapter leadership role. The program details how to effectively run a chapter including hosting events, chapter bylaws, member recruitment, educational programming and more.

Every year, the in-person meeting of the COLT program brings together current and future chapter officers for an in-depth workshop offering practical knowledge, tips and ERA insider information to help meet the challenges of serving as a volunteer leader. The meeting also offers a great networking opportunity for chapter leaders.

COLT is coordinated by Bob Evans, CPMR, president of EK Micro and chair of ERA’s Chapter Leadership Council; Stephanie Tierney, membership outreach coordinator for ERA; and Walter Tobin, ERA CEO.

“The backbone of ERA is our local chapter structure,” Evans noted. “COLT is specifically designed to aid program participants to assume the leadership roles needed to develop and maintain active ERA chapters nationwide.”

“COLT delivers crucial chapter leadership tools to help strengthen and elevate the chapter structure of ERA. Following a record-breaking attendance in 2018, we look forward to another successful COLT session this year.” Tobin added.

For more information on ERA’s COLT program or to register, visit

About ERA
The 84-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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