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NEMRA Annual in Vegas Enjoys Solid Increase in Attendance

Feb. 3, 2023
At NEMRA's opening session, Corey Collins, principal, Agents West, and Jim Johnson, NEMRA's CEO and president, updated attendees on NEMRA's 2023 initiatives.

The 1,900-plus attendees at this year’s NEMRA Annual Conference  enjoyed a busy four days in Las Vegas that were loaded with hundreds of one-on-one sessions; an inspiring keynote presentation by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Kurt Warner; an Emerging Leaders meeting that drew more than 80 attendees; and the annual NEMMY Awards program.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) honored several rep agencies and manufacturers in its NEMMY Awards program and recognized Rick Angel, Lutron’s senior VP, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Encore Wire won the 2022 Rep’s Choice Award and the 2022 NEMMY Partnership of the Year Award went to Stuart Hall and his team at KMS Sales, Youngsville, NC, and Eaton. Synergy Sales, Fairless Hills, PA, won the 2022 Manufacturer’s Choice Award.

Attendance for the conference topped last year's event in Dallas by approximately 300 people. The 2024 NEMRA Annual Conference will be held Jan. 29-Feb. 1 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.

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Over the past 30-plus years, hundreds of Jim’s articles have been published in Electrical Wholesaling and Electrical Marketing newsletter on topics such as the impact of and other new competitors on the electrical market’s channels of distribution, energy-efficient lighting and renewables, and local market economics. In addition to his published work, Jim regularly gives presentations on these topics to C-suite executives, industry groups and investment analysts.

He recently launched a new subscription-based data product for Electrical Marketing that offers electrical sales potential estimates and related market data for more than 300 metropolitan areas, and in 1999 he published his first book, “The Electrical Marketer’s Survival Guide” for electrical industry executives looking for an overview of key market trends.

While managing Electrical Wholesaling’s editorial operations, Jim and the publication’s staff won several Jesse H. Neal awards for editorial excellence, the highest honor in the business press, and numerous national and regional awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. He has a master’s degree in Communications and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Glassboro State College, Glassboro, N.J. (now Rowan University).

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