The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) announced that two long-serving volunteers will be inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame: Ken Laffer, MAS, of Motivators, Inc. (UPIC: MOTIV8RS) and Mike Schenker, MAS, of Custom InterSouce (UPIC: CISLLC).
Laffer served on the SAAGNY Board of Directors for seven years before being elected to the PPAI Board of Directors, where he also served for seven years. As part of the SAAGNY board, Laffer was a member of the show committee, membership committee and technology committee. Laffer also worked with the SAAGNY Foundation, the association’s charitable arm, to develop Industry United after the 9/11 attacks. Contributing much of the initiative’s operations needs—website, staff to manage it, etc.—Laffer helped ultimately raised $35,000 for victims’ families.
Fellow inductee Schenker served on SAAGNY’s board from 1997 to 2008, including a term as president. While on the board, he participated in the leadership of a number of board committees, including the education committee, the government and legal committee, and the programs and meetings committee. Currently, he is the chairman of the SAAGNY Foundation board. Schenker is a popular member of the association and has emceed a number of its events.
The induction ceremony for Laffer and Schenker will be held in December.