Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) has named Jonathan Strauss interim president and CEO. The appointment follows the resignation of Ed Ahad as president and CEO, a position he held for the past eight years.

The PPPC board has begun a search for a new president and CEO of the association. Strauss is president of Strauss Event & Association Management, Canada’s only accredited association management company and a 16-year member of PPPC. He and his team are working with PPPC’s board and staff to develop a long-term plan for the association.

“On behalf of the board of directors and all PPPC members, we extend our thanks to Ed for his commitment and contributions to the PPPC over the past eight years. Ed has been a steadfast advocate for our industry and we wish him the very best in the next chapter of his career,” says Iain Walker, PPPC board chair. “With the business landscape constantly changing and evolving, PPPC must also be constantly changing and evolving and your board leaders are committed to ensuring a successful future for our association and for the industry in Canada.”