PPAI Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
In his community, Ford has helped organize events and raise funds for numerous educational and philanthropic campaigns including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mental Health Association of Arizona, Major League Soccer's Dribble, Juggle and Kick campaign, and many more.
Kiewiet, executive director of Michigan Promotional Professionals Association (MiPPA), has a long history as a speaker, coach, consultant and volunteer in the promotional products industry, and he founded the Kalamazoo-based distributor Promotion Concepts. Kiewiet has served in a volunteer capacity with MiPPA and PPAChicago, as well as on countless boards, committees and advisory groups, and as chairman of the board of PPAI from 2007 to 2008. As PPAI chairman, Kiewiet increased the international scope of the association and raised awareness of socially responsible sourcing and quality initiatives. In 2010 he was inducted into the MiPPA Hall of Fame.
"I am truly humbled and excited to receive this incredible honor," said Kiewiet. "I love this industry and have been touched and inspired by so many wonderful people who give so much for so many. This honor means so much to me."
A member of the National Speakers Association, Kiewiet is an international speaker as well as a frequent contributor to trade publications. He has been awarded six Pyramid Awards from PPAI, and as a prolific author and writer he has been the recipient of the SNAP Excel Award for excellence in magazine writing, and a 2013 Folio Award for Outstanding Magazine Article, "Take a Bite Out of Other Advertising Media."
Kiewiet has served as an elder, Sunday school teacher and community health clinic board member and advisor at First Presbyterian Church in Kalamazoo. Today, the Free Health Clinic of Kalamazoo continues to serve the community, save lives and make a positive impact.
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