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Lowell_LongLowell Huffman

As the National Sales Manager, Lowell oversees business development and sales initiatives across all business verticals at NRHA.  Lowell previously spent three years as a Regional Sales Manager for the NRHA and served as the Director of eMedia.  During that time, he managed the Great Lakes territory for two years and the Northeast territory for a year.  He served as a West Regional Manager for ExactTarget, a leading Cloud-based digital marketing software company.  While at ExactTarget, he managed their mid-market existing business model where he expanded his skills as a sales professional.  Lowell has also helped develop sales strategies for two startup companies in Indianapolis and regularly contributes his ideas to the independent hardware and home-improvement industry.

Lowell holds a Bachelors degree from DePauw University and resides in Indianapolis with his family and two dogs.  He enjoys traveling, advanced DIY projects, ice climbing and giving back to the great retail community, which the NRHA has served for over 100 years.

 

Nick_LongNick O’Connor

As Southeast Regional Manager, Nick is responsible for trade ad sales and business development throughout an 11-state territory and the District of Columbia.  After spending time in sales at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Nick brings his sales and client service background to the NRHA where he has spent the past 3 years.  Prior to that, Nick worked at a summer internship at the University of Notre Dame in the Sports Information Department.

Nick holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Ball State University and resides in Shelbyville, Indiana with his wife and two bulldogs.  When not spending time with his large family, he enjoys Colts football, Notre Dame athletics and cooking.

 

 

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Chris_LongChris Miller

As the Western Regional Manager for Hardware Retailing, Chris is responsible for trade ad sales and business development throughout a 13-state territory.  Chris joined AJS Communications as a sales representative in 2011 where he concentrated on the Midwest territory.  A year later, he was assigned the Western territory, which is his focus today.  Prior to joining AJS, Chris worked in sales for the Construction and Landscape industries.

A Chicago native, Chris earned his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Illinois Benedictine University and currently resides in Chicago with his family.  Chris is an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan and in his spare time, he enjoys fishing and spending time on the lake in his boat.

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Tony SarantakisTony Sarantakis

As the Midwest Regional Manager for Hardware Retailing, Tony is responsible for trade ad sales and business development throughout a 12-state territory.  Tony is the founder of AJS Communications where he is instrumental in new business initiatives along with the sales, development and introduction of special interest publications.  He has a 20-year sales association with the NRHA where he has assumed sales management roles.

Tony holds a Bachelors degree from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and resides in Chicago with his wife, children and dog.  He enjoys attending family events, water sports and spending time on the lake in his boat.

 

 

 

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BradLyons-BodyBrad Lyons

As Great Lakes Regional Manager, Brad is responsible for trade ad sales and business development in a 5-state territory.  He has a solid background in trade ad sales and brings his  client service, advertising and sales background to the NRHA after working for 20+ years in the newspaper industry where he is currently the third generation to carry on the tradition.

Brad earned a degree in Journalism from Ball State University and resides in Fishers, Indiana with his wife and children.  In his spare time, he enjoys NFL football, music and playing golf.

 

 

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