PPAI Announces New Board Directors
October 18, 2011

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, today announced its new board directors. The new directors will begin their terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2012.

Voting member distributor and supplier companies cast votes for two distributors and two suppliers from a field of eight candidates for election to the PPAI Board of Directors, class of 2016.

The two suppliers elected are: Rick Brenner, CEO of Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., and Natalie Townes, MAS, marketing and special projects manager for Shepenco, Shelbyville, Tenn. The two distributors elected are: Janie Gaunce, owner of Grapevine Designs LLC, Lenexa, Kan., and Julia Wright, MAS, owner of Wright Choice Promotions, Phoenix, Ariz.

The Board of Directors is the governing body for PPAI and plays a major role in directing its strategic activities, adopting policies and approving budgets to carry out the work of the Association.

"This Board brings together a talented group of dedicated professionals with diverse insights into finance, sales, management and association expertise," said Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI president and CEO.  "With their combined experiences and extensive industry network, this team of volunteer leaders provides PPAI with the essential tools we need to realize our vision and advance the interests of the promotional products industry."

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