Institute for Professional Advancement

Elevating Independent Sales Reps & Sales Professionals

Our Vision

The Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation shall:

Strive to make all manufacturers aware of the value of the representative, agent, and broker concept and to promote that value.

Increase the level of representative, agent, and broker professionalism.

Be a leading voice and resource of information for the manufacturers’ representatives, agents, and brokers to the world community.

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Our Mission

Life finds a way. Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend. Is this my espresso machine? Wh-what is-h-how did you get my espresso machine? This thing comes fully loaded. AM/FM radio, reclining bucket seats, and… power windows. So you two dig up, dig up dinosaurs?

Hey, take a look at the earthlings. Goodbye! My dad once told me, laugh and the world laughs with you, Cry, and I’ll give you something to cry about you little bastard! Yes, Yes, without the oops! Do you have any idea how long it takes those cups to decompose?

Our Values

Hey, take a look at the earthlings. Goodbye! Checkmate… Jaguar shark! So tell me – does it really exist? Checkmate… Must go faster… go, go, go, go, go! I was part of something special. We gotta burn the rain forest, dump toxic waste, pollute the air, and rip up the OZONE! ‘Cause maybe if we screw up this planet enough, they won’t want it anymore!

Yes, Yes, without the oops! Eventually, you do plan to have dinosaurs on your dinosaur tour, right? They’re using our own satellites against us. And the clock is ticking. Do you have any idea how long it takes those cups to decompose. God help us, we’re in the hands of engineers.

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Our Board

IPA and MRERF are working towards being the preeminent education and research resource for reps and manufacturers. We invite those who share our vision and dedication to join us on the IPA board. We are committed to the belief that what we contribute today will matter going forward. Join us. IPA Board members serve a term of 2 years and must be an alumni of either the CPMR or CPSC certification programs delivered by IPA.

Kate-Rhoten-Executive-Director-MRERF-IPA

Executive Director

Kate Rhoten
CPSC

Scott Holtgrieve

VP of Education

Scott Holtgrieve
CPMR CPSC
Vin-Nolan

Director

Vin Nolan
CPMR CPSC
Chad-Sandifer

President

Chad Sandifer
CPMR CPSC

Marla Sparks

Secretary/Treasurer

Marla Sparks
CPMR
Tom Carlson

Director

Tom Carlson
CPMR CPSC
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The Interview Guide For Manufacturers

 

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The Interview Guide For Reps

 

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CPMR Planning Schedule

 

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