An Involved AED Membership

Become involved with your AED membership by participating in our various committees. To find out more information about a specific committee, contact the committee contact.

Emerging Leaders Council: Be part of shaping AED’s future now! Participate in meetings and phone conferences to guide program content that meets your needs.

Committee Contact: Phil Riggs
Phone: 630-468-3622

Manufacturers’ Advisory Group: AED embraces our manufacturer members and established this group to give OEM executives a platform to share ideas that will help manufacturers engage more effectively and prosperously within the association.

Committee Contact: Jon Cruthers
Phone: 630-468-5127

Small Dealers Committee: Smaller-sized dealerships that carry lighter equipment have different objectives with training, operations, advocacy and more – here you can share best practices and articulate how AED can serve this segment of membership.

Committee Contact: Sean Fitzgerrel and Michael Murray
Phone: 630-468-5130 (Sean) or 630-468-5129 (Michael)
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Public Policy Council (PPC): A select group of leading AED members that meet regularly to receive exclusive briefings from key policymakers and discuss the association’s legislative and political activities.

Committee Contact: Daniel Fisher
Phone: 202-897-8799