PPAI Honors Janelle Nevins and Roni Wright with 2013 Woman of Achievement Award
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association for more than 10,600 members of the $17.7 billion promotional products industry, today named Janelle Nevins (posthumously) of the Summit Group LLC, Atlanta, and Roni Wright, MAS, of The Book Company in Crystal Beach, Fla., as the 2013 PPAI Woman of Achievement award recipients. This year these two outstanding women will be honored with custom awards created by R.S. Owens, a division of the St. Regis Group, at an awards presentation during the opening ceremony at PPAI's Women's Leadership Conference, July 8, 2013, in San Diego.
Each year PPAI recognizes a woman who has led the way in the advancement of woman in the industry, exhibited outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the industry and her community. This year, there are two such distinguished honorees. The PPAI Woman of Achievement constantly strives to go above and beyond. She leads the way by setting the standard of excellence in the industry. She's an inspiration to others, a role model and mentor.
Janelle Nevins (1949 - 2012)
The PPAI Woman of Achievement award is being presented posthumously to Janelle Nevins for her life of achievement, spirit, energy and passion. Janelle started her business in the basement of her home and built one of the most successful distributorships in the Atlanta area. She was known as an industry pioneer with a never-ending optimism, determination and mentorship of women and men alike exemplifying her qualities as a true leader with a heart of service.
Her community and industry are familiar with her involvement in many organizations and accomplishments including the PPAI Board of Directors, numerous PPAI committees and councils, Georgia Association of Promotional Products Professionals (GAPPP), University of Tennessee Atlanta Alumni Board, American Association of University Women UT Atlanta, founding member of the PeerNet Group, ASI's 15 Most Outstanding Women and 1999 Person of the Year, PPAI Gold and Silver Pyramid Award Winner, Most Influential Women Business Leaders in Atlanta, and Orville Smith Community Service Award.