PPAI has announced its selections for the 2015 Board of Directors positions of chair, chair-elect and the vice chair of financial services. They will begin their one-year terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2015.
The 2015 PPAI board officers are Rick Brenner, MAS, Chair; Tom Goos, Chair-Elect, and Bruce Perryman, MAS+, Vice Chair, Financial Services. Mark Jenkins, MAS+, the 2014 PPAI Board Chair, will move to the Immediate Past Chair role in 2015. They were selected by the PPAI Elected Officers and At-Large Nominating Committee and voted on by the PPAI board of directors.
Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, says, “The election of these exemplary professionals to board leadership brings performance-driven management and demonstrated success to the PPAI board as we continue to grow the Association and deliver vital mission-centric products and services to our members.”
Brenner, chief executive officer for Bridgeport, Connecticut-based supplier Prime Resources Corp. (UPIC: PRIME), is a 15-year veteran of the promotional products industry and has long been an advocate for product safety and responsible sourcing. He is a founding board member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), chair of QCA’s compliance committee and a member of its governance committee. In January 2013, Brenner was appointed to the board of directors of ICPHSO.org, the preeminent global product safety organization. Brenner is also a founding member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and co-chair of PPAI’s annual Product Safety Summit.
Goos, president of Kirkland, Washington-based distributor Image Source, Inc. (UPIC: IMAGESCE), brings more than 15 years of branded merchandise experience to his role on the Association’s board. He is also a former two-term president of the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA), is an advisor for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington-Bothell and sits on the brand strategy committee for the United Way of Snohomish County.
Perryman, owner of supplier Embroidery Unlimited, Inc. (UPIC: EUINC) in Tempe, Arizona, has more than 20 years’ experience working with upscale fashion labels, major league sports organizations and national fulfillment programs. He is a two-term past president of the Arizona Promotional Products Association (AzPPA), a previous PPAI board member and a RAC Delegate.
Jenkins, managing director, promotional markets, for Wichita, Kansas-based supplier Pioneer Balloon Company, brings to the board a history in the promotional products industry going back more than 26 years, as well as a history of volunteerism both within and outside the business. Prior to joining the PPAI board in 2011, he was a member of the board of directors of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) and Promotional Professionals Mentoring Network (PPMN). He also chaired the Government Relations Advisory Council (GRAC), and served as a Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) Trustee and Public Relations Committee member.