APRO 2017-2018 Committee Assignments

The APRO Board of Directors is a talented team with committees headed by top-notch talent, but the association would like to expand committee participation beyond members of the board. APRO is urging participation from other association members to tackle industry issues on its various committees. Listed below, you’ll find a list of those committees, contact information for the chairman of each committee and APRO members who are currently participating. We encourage you to contact the committee chairs, get involved in one or more committees and help make the association even better.

Budget

  • Trent Agin, Chairman
  • Mark Connelly
  • David P. David
  • Bill French
  • David Harrison
  • Chris Kale
  • Jonathan Rose

Communications

Communications Mission Statement
To provide support for APRO’s full-time publications staff and provide recommendations on policy matters, editorial focus and reader education and sources for new advertising revenue. The committee will also assist other committees in the quest to attain their goals through association publications.
  • Chris Kale, Chairman
  • David P. David
  • Bill French
  • Matt Grynwald
  • Cathy Skula
  • Chas Smithgall

Education Committee

  • Larry Carrico, Chairman
  • Louis Garcia
  • David Harrison
  • Ernie Lewallen

Government Relations

Government Relations Mission Statement
To create a safe legal and legislative harbor for the rent-to-own industry in the 50 state legislatures and in the U. S. Congress.
  • Matt Grynwald, Chairman
  • Dennis Adams
  • Trent Agin
  • Louis Garcia
  • Robbie Kamerschen
  • Gopal Reddy
  • Jonathan Rose
  • Chas Smithgall

Membership

Membership Mission Statement
To increase and maintain membership at the highest possible levels and to set the standard of service for our membership.
  • Jonathan Rose, Chairman
  • Larry Carrico
  • Mark Connelly
  • David Harrison
  • Ernie Lewallen
  • Jamie Slatton

Nominations

Political Action

  • Chairman to be named
  • David Harrison
  • Robbie Kamerschen

Public Relations

Public Relations Mission Statement
To build credibility and raise the profile of the rent-to-own industry to improve the industry’s image and marketing environment.
  • Chairman to be named
  • Dennis Adams
  • Trent Agin
  • Larry Carrico
  • David P. David
  • Matt Grynwald
  • Chris Kale
  • Robbie Kamerschen
  • Cathy Skula
  • Chas Smithgall

State Association Coordination

State Association Coordination Mission Statement
To increase communications through the state associations in an effort to share ideas, increase participation, solidify existing organizations where requested and if necessary, to offer assistance in starting new state associations.
  • Dennis Adams, Chairman
  • Trent Agin
  • Sandi Frye
  • Matt Grynwald
  • Gopal Reddy
  • Cathy Skula

Vendor Advisory

Vendor Advisory Mission Statement
The Vendor Advisory Committee will act as advisory committee to the APRO president and Board of Directors on matters that affect the annual convention & trade show.
  • David P. David, APRO Board Liaison
  • Bill French, Vice-Chairman
  • Al Benson
  • John Blair
  • Doug Funk
  • Larry Furiani
  • Mike Gerwe Jr.
  • Michael Helton
  • Gary Jones
  • David Kaye
  • Kelly Mcclellan
  • Kevin Silvers
  • Marty Smith