PPAI Announces 2015 Board Officers
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) recently announced the 2015 PPAI Board of Directors officers: Rick Brenner, MAS, chair of the board; Tom Goos, chair-elect of the board; Bruce Perryman, MAS+, vice chair, financial services; and Mark Jenkins, MAS+, immediate past chair. The new board officers will begin their terms immediately following PPAI Expo 2015.
Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, said, "The election of these exemplary professionals to board leadership brings performance-driven management and demonstrated success to the PPAI board as we continue to grow the association and deliver vital mission-centric products and services to our members."
Rick Brenner, MAS, chair of the board, is CEO of supplier Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn. A 15-year veteran of the promotional products industry, Brenner has long been an advocate for product safety and responsible sourcing. He is a founding board member of Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), chair of QCA's compliance committee and a member of QCA's governance committee. In January 2013, Brenner was appointed to the board of directors of ICPHSO.org, the preeminent global product safety organization. He is also a founding member of PPAI's Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and co-chair of PPAI's annual Product Safety Summit.
Tom Goos, chair-elect, is president of promotional products distributor Image Source Inc., Kirkland, Wash. With more than 15 years of branded merchandise experience, Goos is also a former two-term president of the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA) and an advisor for the Center for Student Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington-Bothell, and he sits on the brand strategy committee for the United Way of Snohomish County. He has a bachelor's degree in marketing and management from the University of Washington and is a passionate endurance athlete, real estate entrepreneur and performance car enthusiast. Tom, his wife Linda, and four-year old son Cameron, live in Kirkland, Wash., and enjoy golf, soccer, bike riding and swimming.
Bruce Perryman, MAS+, vice chair, financial services, is CEO of supplier Embroidery Unlimited Inc., Tempe, Ariz. Perryman has more than 20 years experience working with upscale fashion labels, major league sports organizations and national fulfillment programs. He is a two-term past president of the Arizona Promotional Product Association (AZPPA) and a previous term PPAI board member and RAC Delegate. He has a master's degree in management and information management from Stevens Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in business management from St. Peter's College.
Mark Jenkins, MAS+, immediate past chair, is managing director, promotional markets at supplier Pioneer Balloon, Wichita, Kan. Jenkins has more than 26 years of industry experience and has held various supplier management positions, including president of supplier companies Specialty Advertising Inc. and Promotional Products Company Inc. He has served on the Promotional Products Mentoring Network (PPMN) board as well as the Public Relations Committee and has been a board member for the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA). Jenkins currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) and is vice-chair of the Recognition Committee. He is an alumnus of the Ohio State University.
PPAI board officers are selected by the PPAI Elected Officers and At-Large Nominating Committee and voted on by the PPAI board of directors.
For more information, visit www.ppai.org.