Michael J. Harper has been named Summit Group, LLC’s chief executive officer by the Silver Spring, Maryland, distributor’s board of managers. He will oversee all three divisions of Summit Group: Branded Solutions, Recognition Solutions and Marketing Solutions in addition to the corporate leadership team.

Harper, the third generation in the company, previously served as an account manager and the group president for Summit Branded Solutions. He says, “I am continually energized by the great work we do for our clients. Our people are the best in the industry and our clients’ loyalty speaks to that. I am excited to focus on bringing our exceptional capabilities to an even wider array of clients.”

In addition, the company has promoted Scott Smith to group president of Summit Branded Solutions. A 25-year industry veteran, Smith joined Summit in 2008. He says, “I have been fortunate to play a variety of roles over my career including both operational and client facing positions during my time with Summit Group. That experience, coupled with the fact that I am surrounded by some really smart people that I enjoy working with, has me excited about both my own and Summit’s future”.

Michael P. Harper will remain as chairman and Denis Harper will remain vice chairman of Summit Group, LLC. All leadership changes became effective June 1.