PPEF Names Five Incoming Trustees
The Promotional Products Education Foundation’s (PPEF) Board of Trustees has elected five incoming trustees: Debbie Abergel, chief strategy officer at distributor Jack Nadel International; Christopher Duffy, MAS, director of marketing at Ariel Premium Supply; Chuck Fandos, CEO of Facilisgroup; Eileen Lynch, Northeast regional sales manager for BIC Graphic USA; and Margie Price, PPAI Hall of Fame member and founder of Premium Plus. Price will be joining the board immediately to fill a vacated position through January 2020, while the remaining incoming trustees begin three-year terms in January following the PPEF board meeting at The PPAI Expo 2019.
Abergel has worked in the promotional products industry for 19 years. Her volunteer experience includes three years on the board of the Specialty Advertising Association of California, service on PPAI’s Distributor Committee and PPB Editorial Advisory Committee, and co-chairing the PPAI North American Leadership Conference in 2017.
Duffy has spent 29 years in the promotional industry, and his volunteer experience includes a previous term on the PPEF board, chairing its Marketing Committee, and helping fundraise for the Boy Scouts of America.
With 30 years of experience in the industry, Lynch has a long history of volunteer experience, including 13 years on the board of the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), and with PPAI as RAC Delegate and a member of the Women’s Leadership Conference committee. She also has extensive fundraising experience for the SAAGNY Foundation.
An industry veteran with three decades of experience, Fandos has served on the PPAI board of directors and on several of the Association’s committees over the years. Outside the industry, he served as finance director for Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri for seven years, and as a national board member of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at Washington University, also in St. Louis.
A 26-year industry veteran, Price has a long history of involvement with PPAI and other industry organizations. She has twice served on the Association’s board and on several of the Association’s committees. She has also previously served on the PPEF board and a number of terms on the Promotional Products Association of the Midwest board.