PPB Names Its 2021 Rising Stars

Twelve of the most-watchable young industry pros have been selected from all nominations as this year’s PPB Rising Stars. The annual recognition program seeks out and spotlights the industry’s budding leaders based on their accomplishments, demonstrated leadership and involvement in their industry and communities.

PPB started the program in 2010 and since that time it has become one of the most sought-after recognitions in the industry with now more than 150 individuals being named to the list.

This year’s Rising Stars will be recognized during PPAI’s SPARK Direct-2-You on May 20. Read more about each of them in PPB’s September issue. Congratulations to these recipients:

Kirsten Elliott, A+ Wine Designs
Kristen Filzer, The Image Group
Sabrina Franz, CAS, SnugZ USA
Ashley Grenell, alphabroder
Katie Kahler, CAS, American Solutions for Business
Kara Keister, MAS, Social Good Promotions, Inc.
Kaylee Keith, CAS, Image Masters
Conner Matthews, BrightStores, Inc.
Austin Moody, Grapevine Designs, LLC
Danielle Olszewski, Vantage Apparel
Brandon Pecharich, PromoCorner
Michael Williams, AZX Sports

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Molly Neises
September 9, 2021
Such an amazing group! Honored to get to work with quite a few of them! Keep up the amazing work!
LaDonna Belcher
June 15, 2021
I nominated Kara Keister previously for this award. She has always put her skills and heart into serving. Kara is a great example of balance in living. OPPA is stronger and has benefited from her leadership. Congratulations Kara - well deserved.
Judy Maiorana (1)
May 7, 2021
Congratulations Kristen Filzer!! Way to represent The Image Group!!
Cliff Quicksell
May 7, 2021
What a fine line-up of terrific stars, no longer rising JUST STARS! Congratulations and keep the flames of progress and professionalism burning! Well Done! CQ
Jillian Fralick
May 7, 2021
Congrats to Sabrina! 🎉
Tim ONeill
May 7, 2021
So proud of you Kaylee! Congratulations on a well deserved honor!
Roger Burnett
May 7, 2021
Kara, Kara, clap clap clap! Kara is the motor that keeps our business running, she’s a volunteer superstar and teaches the next generation of marketers as her own way of reaching back and helping the next group forward. We could not be more proud!
Adrienne Barker, MAS
May 6, 2021
Congratulations to all! You are elevating our industry and it’s great to see each of you recognized for your dedication and commitment to our industry.
Judy Maiorana
May 6, 2021
Congratulations Kristen Filzer!
Jim Ristuccia
May 6, 2021
Congrats to all the Stars, but especially to Kirsten Elliott who is our Star!! ⭐️ Awesome!!! 👏🏻🎉
Kim Reinecker
May 6, 2021
Congrats Brandon!!!
Joel Moore
May 6, 2021
Congratulations Brandon!!! Team PromoCorner is very proud! Woooohoooo!!!
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