ERA Announces Chapter Officer Leadership Training Program for 2018

ERA PRESS RELEASE – May 11, 2018
Contact: Stephanie Tierney / and Bob Evans /

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ERA Announces Chapter Officer Leadership Training Program for 2018

Chapter Officers Leadership Training workshop on Nov. 9, 2017 in Rosemont, Ill.

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) has announced the 2018 dates for its long-standing Chapter Officers Leadership Training (COLT) program. The one-hour webinar portion of the program will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, and the in-person meeting will be held in Chicago, Nov. 7-8, 2018, at the Double Tree Hilton O’Hare-Rosemont.

COLT is a hands-on instructional program focused on chapter management and planning tactics. The program is a vital tool in chapter planning for chapter managers, board members and anyone taking a chapter leadership role. The program offers a nationwide networking opportunity as well, with attendees coming from all over the country.

Every year, chapter officers, both current and future, come together for an intensive program teaching practical knowledge, tips and ERA insider information to help meet the challenges of serving as a volunteer leader. The program details how to effectively run a chapter including hosting events, chapter bylaws, member recruitment, educational programming and more.

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

“COLT is one of a kind training program designed specifically for chapter leaders. The program helps leaders get down to the details about running a chapter effectively. We are looking forward to another successful COLT session this year with a great group of candidates.” Tobin said.

Registration details will be announced soon. For more information on ERA’s COLT program, visit

About ERA
The 83-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. ERA member representative firms (often called “reps”) provide field sales services on an exclusive basis to manufacturers of related (but non-competing) products in a defined territory. For more information about ERA, visit

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