PPEF Names Incoming Trustees

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has named its incoming trustees for the upcoming term. The incoming trustees’ three-year terms begin following the PPEF board meeting at The PPAI Expo 2017.

PPEF's incoming trustees include, from left, Anita Emoff, Dana Floyd and David Grobisen.

PPEF's incoming trustees include, from left, Anita Emoff, Dana Floyd and David Grobisen.

Anita Emoff, Shumsky Promotional

CEO of Shumsky Promotional (UPIC: SHUMSKY) and Boost Rewards, Emoff has worked in the promotional products industry for the past 10 years, having joined Shumsky and Boost Rewards as a sales manager in 2006. An active member of charitable and civic organizations in her community, including the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Air Force Museum Association and the city of Dayton, Ohio’s Annual Advisory Board, Emoff has also volunteered her time to PPAI, serving on the Distributor Committee.

Dana Floyd, SAGE

The director of information services at SAGE and a 15-year industry veteran, Floyd has been an active volunteer with PPAI for many years. She has served on the Technology and Professional Development Committees; the Women’s Leadership Conference Work Group, which she chaired in 2013-2014; and its Government Relations Advisory Group. She also represented the industry in Washington, D.C., as part of L.E.A.D. in 2015 and 2016.

David Grobisen, PolyConcept North America

Grobisen, vice president of sales for North America at PolyConcept North America, has worked in the promotional products industry for 20 years, the past 11 with his current employer. His industry volunteerism has included the ASI Transact Board and SAAC’s Past President Scholarship Selection Committee, where he reviewed applications for the regional association’s scholarship program and determined dollars awarded based on merit.

PPEF's incoming trustees include, from left, Jeff Hall, CJ Schmidt and Ron Williams.

PPEF's incoming trustees include, from left, Jeff Hall, CJ Schmidt and Ron Williams.

Jeff Hall, NewClients Promotional Marketing

Hall, principal and chief strategist at NewClients Promotional Marketing, has, over the past 30 years, owned several businesses in the promotional products, healthcare marketing and retail financial services industries. He has served on the boards of the Hermitage Country Club and the Virginia State Golf Association Foundation, and at PPAI, on the Distributor and Leadership Advisory Committees.

CJ Schmidt, Hit Promotional Products

For the past 12 years, Schmidt has worked at Hit Promotional Products, where he has risen to his current position as the supplier’s president. Outside the industry, in his charitable work, he has been involved with the Turn 2 Foundation and Metropolitan Ministries.

Ron Williams, Fey Promotional Products Group

Williams has worked in the promotional products industry for 11 years; for the past seven years with Fey Promotional Products Group, where he serves as director of sales and marketing. Currently serving on Edgerton, Minnesota’s city council, he also served for several years as a board member of Affton Athletic Association, a youth sports council in the St. Louis area.

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