Local businessman Ben Cooke has been named a rental industry director on the board for the American Rental Association’s insurance subsidiary, ARA Insurance.
Cooke, manager of Cooke Rentals, Mount Airy, began his four-year term on Jan. 1.
Cooke is an active member of ARA, having served as ARA Region Three Director from 2008-2013 and is involved in the ARA of North Carolina, holding such positions as president, vice president and director. He is a Certified Event Rental Professional and is also a member and supporter of ARA’s Political Action Committee.
The mission of ARA Insurance is to provide the ARA membership with rental-specific insurance coverage and risk management services, along with customer service from independent agents and ARA Insurance staff. The ARA Insurance board of directors is comprised of four equipment rental industry business owners and three insurance industry professionals. ARA Insurance is located in Kansas City, Mo.