PPAI Announces 2017 Board Candidates
The PPAI Elected Directors Nominating Committee has selected four candidates for the PPAI Board of Directors Class of 2021 election. Distributor candidates are Mitch Rhodus, CAS, of HALO Branded Solutions (UPIC: HBS), and Danny Rosin, co-owner of Brand Fuel, Inc. (UPIC: bfuel001). Supplier candidates are Andrew Spellman, vice president of corporate channels at Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc. (UPIC: swisarmy), and Sharon Willochell, chief operating officer of Leed’s (UPIC: LEEDS).
One candidate from each category will be elected by the membership and will begin their four-year board terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2017. The PPAI board election will take place from August 29 to September 19, with results available in early October.
“Once again, the Leadership Advisory Committee has done an excellent job of identifying, recruiting and vetting capable board candidates for the Elected Directors Nominating Committee’s consideration and selection,” says PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE. “The four candidates in this election all have the qualities necessary to serve and lead the PPAI board, and no matter the outcome in September, the members of PPAI and the industry are the winners. I look forward to working with these talented, accomplished individuals.”
The board election will be administered electronically by a third-party election administrator and by paper ballot as required. To vote, each PPAI member company’s designated voter can visit the PPAI voter site and click on the “VOTE” button to learn more about the candidates and cast their ballots.
“This year’s candidates have proven track records of success,” says Tom Goos, MAS, PPAI board chair, “and they bring unique backgrounds and skill sets to the table that PPAI and its membership can benefit from. Over the coming election period, members will have ample opportunities to get to know each candidate and cast educated, confident ballots.”
Follow PPB Newslink for more on these four board candidates. The voting link will be available on PPAI's website starting August 29.