PPAI Honors Janelle Nevins and Roni Wright with 2013 Woman of Achievement Award
"Janelle was a unique and giving woman who taught, trained, mentored and befriended any in her sphere," said Marsha Londe, Tango Partners co-owner.
"She brought her genteel personality to this industry and was known for her passion, honesty and beautiful smile," said Margie Price, MAS, Premiums Plus Incorporated president.
"Her decision making was always thoughtful, guiding and always about the good of the industry. When she spoke the world would stop and listen," said Paul Lage, Gill Studios Inc. president and CEO.
Roni Wright, MAS
A 28-year industry veteran, Roni is vice president of promotional products supplier, The Book Company. The accomplishments in the company's development and growth over the past 10 years are a direct result of her exceptional sales and management leadership and effective distributor relations.
"Roni is always pushing the envelope and is never satisfied with the status quo," said Doug Greenhut, The Book Company president. "Her intelligent, thoughtful approach to her craft is inspiring to me, our employees, suppliers and distributors alike."
In her volunteer and leadership roles in the promotional products industry, Roni has served on the boards of PPAI, PPEF, the Regional Association Council (RAC), PPAF, YESAA and more than 25 years with the Florida Gulf Coast Ballet Company as a board member and co-artistic director. In addition, she has served on many committees in capacities leading, mentoring, writing and speaking in support of the industry including workshops at The PPAI Expo and Regional Associations, PPAI ADvocate speaker, and Promotions East keynote speaker. She is the recipient of the PPAI Distinguished Service Award, TRASA Volunteer of the Year Award and the YESAA Young Executive of the Year. Directions for Mental Health, PACE Center for Girls and the Literacy Council of Palm Harbor have been the recipients of her countless hours of volunteer leadership and contributions.