Inside PPAI: Department Spotlight: Business Development


This is the fourth installment in a year-long series of department profiles to help readers learn more about the PPAI staff members who serve them. PPAI’s Business Development department manages the Association’s business relationships with industry suppliers and business service companies. The department is responsible for PPAI’s non-dues revenue including sales of trade-show booths, sponsorships and advertising, publications advertising, live event sponsorships and other sponsorship revenue for the Association.

Joel Baker
Major Account Manager East
I threw six no-hitters over my high school baseball career.

Connie Brazil
Account Manager
I like fast cars, dogs and wine. Not necessarily in that order.

Brandon Dunaway
Account Manager
I am left-handed and right-handed. My pillow is cool on both sides. I am allowed to talk about Fight Club. I am not always featured in PPB magazine but maybe I should be.

Carley Franks
Sales Support Coordinator
One of my goals in life is to visit all 50 states. I have visited 32 states so far and hope to visit the rest of them soon!

Lameshia Haynes-Gilbert 
Account Manager
For years I wanted to be a First Lady (preacher’s wife).

Melissa Massey
Major Account Manager – West
For the past four years I’ve been taking aerial arts classes. It’s a great way to work out and I sometimes even perform at my studio showcases. Everyone should try it at least once!

Jeff Rogers
Account Manager
I know how to pack my own parachute! (Thank you, Uncle Sam.)

Ellen Tucker
Director, Business Development
I love soccer. Love to play, love to watch. Seven years ago, I met my husband through soccer and we’ve been on a team together ever since. 

Fabiola Vargas
Business Development Coordinator
I like to spend time with my family on the weekends. If the weather is pretty, we like to play baseball or go fishing or camping.

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James Khattak is news editor of PPB.

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