ERA Announces 2019 Chapter Officers Leadership Training Graduates


Nov.19, 2019
Contact: Neda Simeonova / Communications Director /

ERA Announces 2019 Chapter Officers Leadership Training Graduates

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announces the latest graduates of its 2019 Chapter Officers Leadership Training (COLT) program.

ERA’s COLT is an annual hands-on instructional program focused on chapter management and planning tactics. COLT is coordinated by Bob Evans, CPMR, president of EK Micro and chair of the Chapter Leadership Council, Stephanie Tierney, membership director for ERA, and Walter Tobin, CEO of ERA.

COLT workshop on Nov. 7, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill.

Nine members and chapter leaders attended the two-day event, which included a welcome reception and dinner on Nov. 6 and in-person COLT workshop on Nov. 7, 2019, at the Double Tree Hilton O’Hare-Rosemont in Rosemont, Ill.

The 2019 COLT graduates participated in an insightful educational program that provided creative ideas and practical knowledge, such as chapter bylaws, member recruitment, hosting events, and organizing educational sessions, to help chapter leaders elevate chapter activities and member programs.

ERA congratulates the following ERA members and chapter leaders on successfully completing the 2019 COLT program:

  • Julie Carr of MacInnis Company, New England ERA
  • Larry Flores of Ross Marketing, Northern California ERA
  • Mike Lodes of Markline, Spirit of St. Louis ERA
  • Jim Moore of Fralia, Southwest ERA
  • Diana Nawrocki of ESA Technical Marketing, Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA
  • Pat Pajor of Abbey Sales, Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA
  • Craig Sanderson of Sager, ERA Executive Committee
  • Laura Senn-Sanborn of SennTec, Empire State ERA
  • Scott Steck of English Technical Sales, Southern California ERA

Evans expressed his thoughts about the 2019 COLT training program, “The 2019 edition of COLT saw another outstanding class of ERA chapter leaders. Participants came from across the country to join us in Chicago to exchange great ideas. Our expectations are that we will see activities reflected in the participating chapters.”

“The 2019 COLT attendees came ready to share fresh ideas and learn from one another. These chapter leaders impressed us all with their dedication to chapter growth and creativity,” said Tierney.

Tobin added, “With attendees coming from all over the country, COLT offers a great networking opportunity to chapter leaders. As all of ERA’s 20+ chapters continue to plan new and exciting member programs, I am confident that the ideas shared at this year’s COLT workshop will help elevate the chapter activities and events in the upcoming year.”

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