Bridges rejoins ARA of Mississippi’s leadership team
By Brock Huffstutler

Bridges rejoins ARA of Mississippi’s leadership team

A familiar face returned to the ARA of Mississippi board of directors this summer.

Bowen Bridges, manager, Magnolia Rental & Sales, a past board member who also was part of the group of American Rental Association (ARA) members who reactivated the state chapter in 2018 after years of dormancy, rejoined the team to lend his experience by filling a vacant position.

Established in 1965, Magnolia Rental & Sales has locations in Batesville and Oxford, Miss. The company offers equipment and party rental services to customers in North Mississippi and beyond. 

Bridges has been a manager and event coordinator for the company since 2017. In 2018, he stepped up to help steer the reinvigorated ARA of Mississippi in the position of vice president of the board of directors. To help further his knowledge of the position, Bridges attended ARA’s Leadership Conference that same year.

After stepping away from the ARA of Mississippi board in 2020 to pursue other professional development opportunities, Bridges returns to the board in 2022 to resume his efforts toward helping the ARA state chapter’s leadership team develop programs and events that will deliver value to members.

Bridges is a member of ARA’s Young Professional Network, and away from the day-to-day of the rental business, he enjoys camping, canoeing and the outdoors.

Brock Huffstutler

Brock HuffstutlerBrock Huffstutler

Brock Huffstutler is the regional news editor for Rental Management. He writes and edits articles for ARA’s In Your Region quarterly regional newsletters, Rental Management, Rental Pulse and other special projects. Outside of work, he enjoys biking and spending time at the few remaining vintage record stores in the region.

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