Find out who won the American Rental Association awards
The American Rental Association (ARA) will honor the recipients of this year’s volunteer recognition awards, which will be presented during The Rental Show in Las Vegas.
The Distinguished Service, Meritorious Service, Special Service and Outstanding Leadership Awards will be presented during “Lunch with ARA” on Sunday, Feb. 10, while the Regional Persons of the Year and President’s Image Awards are presented during the regional receptions on Monday, Feb. 11.
Distinguished Service Award
Next to the Rental Hall of Fame, this is the most prestigious award ARA presents. This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership with long-term service to the association at the national, state/provincial and local levels.
Hal Y. Roe, president of Bradley Rentals in Cleveland, Tenn., receives this year’s Distinguished Service Award. He’s being honored for his continued service and dedication to ARA since 1992, when his business opened.
Roe began his involvement serving on the ARA of Tennessee board and has served on a wide range of committees for ARA as well as the ARA Insurance board, the ARA Political Action Committee (ARAPAC) Council and ARA Foundation board. He was elected an officer of the ARA board in 2009, serving as president-elect, president and chairman of the board. He continues to serve as an ARA Foundation Rental Executive Advisory Program (REAP) advisor, providing mentoring and guidance to others within the industry.
Meritorious Service Award
The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in a defined area of association service, such as through a committee, special project or service activity.
Terry Bryant, president of Bryant’s Rent-All of Lexington in Lexington, Ky., will receive the Meritorious Service Award for his personal activity, support and dedication in the area of public policy and government affairs. He’s been a member of ARA since 1976. In 1993, Bryant became the legislative chair for ARA of Kentucky and has remained active in the state association since that time. He’s also served on ARA’s Government Affairs Committee numerous times, including as chair, has been a continuous supporter of ARAPAC for more than 17 years and also attended the National Legislative Caucus in Washington, D.C., during that same time. Bryant is personally acquainted with his federal and state legislators and is a strong supporter of member involvement in the political process.
Special Service Award
This honor recognizes an industry supplier who has made an outstanding contribution to the association and will be presented to Dave Garton, marketing manager for John Deere, Moline, Ill. The company is a 35-year associate member of ARA and exhibitor at The Rental Show.
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