At its 2016 annual meeting in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, last week, the Premier Group Network elected a new board of directors and named Jeff Marks of Promotional Considerations (UPIC: pconsid) as chairman, and Paula Shulman, CAS, of Prime Resources Corp. (UPIC: PRIME) as vice chairman.

The Premier Group’s board also includes Immediate Past Chair Mark Stewart, DLX Industries; Judy Goo, D & J Specialties; Michelle Guetle, Callard Promotional Marketing; Dan Welborne, Trend Brand Solutions; Les Dorfman, High Caliber Line; Glen Hersh, Admints & Zagabor; Matt Bertram, Fields Manufacturing; and Board Member Emeritus Paul Smith, Calconix.

The meeting, held at the PGA National Resort and Spa, drew more than 100 Premier Group members and associates. Tim Andrews, president and CEO of ASI, provided the keynote speech and insight into the industry and marketplace, and member committees outlined key 2016 activities and discussed the plans for 2016 and 2017 in several discussion groups and networking sessions. At the Premier Group Annual Awards, members were recognized for various achievements including outstanding sales performance and high-quality service.

Established in 1997, the Premier Group Network is a member-driven alliance of more than 75 suppliers and independent distributors dedicated to improving business relationships through networking and sharing best practices.