In its annual program to identify and recognize the most effective people managers in the promotional products industry, PPB magazine has selected 23 individuals from 108 nominees as its 2019 Best Bosses.

The recognition is one of PPB’s five annual editorial programs designed to spotlight and celebrate outstanding people and companies across the industry.

The nomination process began June 11 and ended July 9 and was open to all PPAI member companies. As part of the process, nominators explained why they consider their boss the best, including providing examples of how they mentor, lead by example, create an environment of collaboration and celebrate success.

“There were an extraordinary number of great nominations to consider this year,” says PPB Editor Tina Berres Filipski. “So many, in fact, that we selected almost twice as many nominees for recognition as we have in the past. PPB is proud to applaud the exceptional leadership each of these bosses brings to their teams. I invite you to read their stories in PPB’s October issue.”

PPB’s 2019 Best Bosses:
Larry Alford, Axis Promotions
Joe’l Bastian, alphabroder
Trina Bicknell, Hub Promotional Group
Bret Bonnet, Quality Logo Products
Laura Bosse, Geiger
Chris Brooks, LogoSpeed
Bridget Dahlgren, Crystal D
Graeme Dawes, Elite Promotional Marketing
Kimberly Fulford, AIA Corporation
Dave Glaser, The Magnet Group
Michael Hicks, BEST Promotions USA, LLC
Cathy Houston, Delta Marketing Group
Tanya Ignacek, BrightStores
Doug Kordel, Proforma
Deb Marmo, BIC Graphic NA
Gary Mosley, Kati Sportcap
Eric Nelsen, BrandVia
Jodi Schillinger, Maple Ridge Farms
Scot Schreiber, LogoSpeed
Danny Spier, Kati Sportcap
Steven Stanley, ePromos
Shari Verrone, Stackable Sensations
Tad Webster, Brandinc US, Inc.