Five New Trustees Elected to PPEF Board


Five industry members have been elected to the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) Board of Trustees. They will serve three-year terms, beginning in January 2013. The trustees are:

Rod Brown, CAS

Roderick Brown, CAS, MadeToOrder, Inc. (UPIC: mto)
Brown is CFO/managing director for the Pleasanton, California-based distributor and has worked in the promotional products industry for 34 years. He currently serves on the PPAI Board of Directors as vice chair of financial services and has been an active volunteer in his community with the Boy Scouts of America and as a member of his church’s board of directors.


Dave DeGreeff, MAS

David DeGreeff, MAS, AIA Corporation (UPIC: ADVINADV)
DeGreeff is special assistant to the CEO at AIA Corporation and is based in Lago Vista, Texas. He has worked in the industry for 34 years as a manufacturer’s rep, as co-owner of a supplier company and as president of a distributor company before joining AIA in 2011. He has been an active volunteer in regional associations serving on the boards of Promotional Products Association Southwest and Houston Promotional Products Association, where he was also president for three different terms. He’s also served on the Regional Association Council and is a current PPAI board member.

Patricia Dugan, MAS

Patricia Dugan, MAS, Budgetcard Inc. (UPIC: BUDGET)
Dugan is vice president sales and marketing for the Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts-based supplier and has worked in the industry for 40 years. Her industry service includes terms on the boards of PPAI, New England Promotional Products Association where she served as president, Chesapeake Advertising Specialty Association and the PPEF board where she was chair in 2003.

Ted Fuehr, MAS

Ted Fuehr, MAS, Incentives International, Inc. (UPIC: IIIPROMO)
Fuehr is president of the Overland Park, Kansas-based distributor having been with the firm for 23 years and in the industry for 38 years. He’s served the industry as treasurer, president and on the board of directors of the Regional Association Council and has been active within his community as a scoutmaster and other positions with the Boy Scouts as well as within his church.

Lisa Newell, CAS

Lisa Newell, CAS, Gold Bond, Inc. (UPIC: GOLDBOND)
Newell is vice president of national accounts for the supplier based in Hixson, Tennessee. She has been with the company for 21 years and has served the industry as chair of the PPAI Suppliers Committee.

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