Dear NEMRA Members,
On behalf of the search committee and your Board, I am pleased to announce that Jim Johnson will be NEMRA’s new President and CEO effective May 1, 2019.
Jim was selected following a comprehensive search of candidates from within the manufacturing, distribution, and trade association communities. He brings to NEMRA more than thirty years of experience as a manufacturing sales executive and a manufacturer’s representative.
“We are excited to have an industry executive of Jim’s caliber taking over the leadership of NEMRA.
He possesses the leadership skills, the strategic acumen, and most importantly, a breadth of industry experience, all of which will benefit the entire NEMRA membership”, said Fran Pollart, NEMRA’s Chairman and head of the Search Committee.
“I am thrilled to become NEMRA’s next leader and to have the opportunity to build upon all of the great initiatives in place” said Johnson. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the Board, NMG Committee, NEMRA staff, and NEMRA members, as we soon celebrate NEMRA’s 50th anniversary and launch the next stage of our growth as a vibrant and professional association.”
Jim will assume his role on May 1st and work alongside current NEMRA President & CEO, Ken Hooper, during a sixty day transition before Ken retires.