What is MRERF?

The Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation (aka MRERF) is the creative energy behind educational programs offered by the Institute for Professional Advancement (IPA).  The Foundation also prepares educational materials, supports and publishes resource material and periodic reports concerning the representative-manufacturer relationships and their respective functions. All information generated by MRERF is available to both the academic and business communities.

MRERF is a 501(c)(3) charitable, education foundation sponsored by 17 diverse industries. Donations to MRERF may be tax-deductible, contact your tax adviser.

We are working towards truly embodying being the education and research foundation for reps. MRERF seeks greater input by manufacturers and academia to improve our output as well as our visibility.

MRERF needs your financial support to continue to bring the transforming power of learning to the professions of the manufacturers representative, manufacturers and their distributor partners. New programs require development funds. These funds come from donors like you. You can donate to the MRERF annual fund or the MRERF endowment.

You can also contact MRERF to donate today 303.463.1801

Purpose

The Foundation is dedicated to:

  • Raising awareness of the independent multiple-line selling organization, their channel partners and other professionals
  • Providing professional education for the representative community, their channel partners and other professionals
  • Funding research concerning the relationships, functioning and roles of manufacturer representatives, manufacturers and their channel partners
  • Providing information on the value of the representative-manufacturer relationship to the marketplace

To read more about MRERF’s educational subsidiary, the Institute for Professional Advancement (IPA), click here.

Want to know all the nitty gritty? Click here for the MRERF bylaws. 

MRERF Membership

Members of MRERF must be nonprofits that are involved with independent manufacturers representatives, their manufacturers and their distributor partners.  

MRERF Board

Candidates for the MRERF board are vetted for expertise that will move MRERF forward on its trajectory for innovation, growth and change. Click on each person to read their LinkedIn profile.

Dave Dasson CPMR CSP – Connect  – Contact– 2 year term  – beginning 12/23/14
Kenneth Hooper – Connect – Contact – 2 year term  – beginning 12/23/14
Eric Garrington CPMR CSP – Connect – Contact– 1 year term  – beginning 12/23/14
Kathy Newton – Connect – Contact –   2 year term  – beginning 12/23/14
Adam Nelson CPMR – Connect – Contact– 1 year term  – beginning 12/23/14