PPEF Names Incoming Trustees, 2016 Board Officers
The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has named its 2016 officers and completed its trustee election for the upcoming term.
Serving January 2016 to January 2017, the incoming officers are:
Chair: Pat Dugan, MAS, Budgetcard Inc.
Immediate Past Chair: Kippie Helzel, MAS, CPS/Keystone
Chair Elect and Vice Chair – Fundraising: Lori Bauer, BIC Graphic North America
Vice Chair – Strategic Planning/Budget: David Tate, Signet, Inc.
Vice Chair – Scholarship: Carol de Ville, MAS, The Branding Company
Vice Chair – Marketing: Bruce Perryman, MAS+, Embroidery Unlimited, Inc.
The incoming trustees’ three-year terms begin following the PPEF board meeting at The PPAI Expo 2016. The incoming trustees are:
Drew Davis, MAS, Specialty Incentives, Inc.
A principal at distributor Specialty Incentives, Davis has been in the promotional products industry for 15 years. A long-time contributor to PPEF, Davis has been active in his regional association, the Rocky Mountain Region Promotional Products Association (RMRPPA) and PPAI. At PPAI, he was an active member of the Association’s Technology Committee, while he held a number of offices at RMRPPA, including president, chair and treasurer of its board.
Wayne Greenberg, MAS, JB of Florida/Geiger
Greenberg, a sales partner at JB of Florida/Geiger, returns to the PPEF board for his third term. Also a two-time chair of the PPEF board, he has played an active role in a number of its programs, awarding scholarships and fundraising. During his 30 years in the industry, Greenberg has also been an active volunteer with PPAI, including serving as chair of the board, and has been inducted into the Associations' Hall of Fame.
Brian Porter, ProTowels, Kanata & Superior Decorating
Vice president of sales and marketing at ProTowels, Porter brings 21 years of industry experience to the PPEF Board. A long-time volunteer with the Promotional Products Association of the Midwest (PPAM), he will be the regional association’s president in 2016. Porter has also been a member of the North American Leadership Conference work group for the past three years.
Stephanie Preston, HALO Branded Solutions
Preston has been in the industry and with HALO for the past 11 years, where she serves as director of marketing. She brings skills developed through considerable experience as a volunteer and fundraiser for a number of charitable organizations, including the YWCA of the Sauk Valley, the Hospice of the Rock River Valley, Whiteside Area Vocational Center and the United Way of the Sauk Valley, to her role.