Jennifer Graft Announces Her Resignation as President and CEO of Employers Resource Association (ERA)
John Kramer Assumes Responsibilities on an Interim Basis

Jennifer Graft has announced that she will be resigning from ERA as President and CEO effective June 16, 2019. The Board of Directors is grateful for Jennifer's leadership and numerous contributions to the organization over more than 12 years of service and wish her the best.

An executive search firm has been retained to recruit a President and CEO to further enhance ERA's strategies and take the organization to its next phase of development and growth. John Kramer will assume the position responsibilities on an interim basis, supported by the Leadership Team and a number of other talented professionals.

John brings a well-balanced experience set to ERA. This includes a number of years with General Electric progressing to a variety of executive leadership roles. He also has experience with smaller, more entrepreneurial organizations, such as Apex and Industrial Distribution Group, where his responsibilities were geared toward the Sales and Marketing aspects of the business. John also is a Board Member for Camp Joy, a non-profit organization where he has served in several leadership roles. This experience will serve him well in this interim role for ERA.

"We will continue working diligently to fulfill our mission to deliver superior HR expertise, resources and services and to achieve our main objective to exceed the needs of our members, every time," Robert E. Garriott, ERA Board Chair.

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