PPAI Welcomes New Directors to Board
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) has announced new board members Bruce Perryman, MAS+, CEO of supplier Embroidery Unlimited Inc., and Mary Jo Tomasini, CAS, CEO of distributor CE Competitive Edge LLC. In addition, David Nicholson, president of supplier Polyconcept North America, parent company to Leed’s, Bullet and Journalbooks/Timeplanner Calendars, has been appointed to the PPAI board to fill the inaugural at-large director seat with full voting rights.
“It will be a great pleasure to serve with Bruce, Mary Jo and David,” said Marc Simon, PPAI board chair. “Kudos to the Leadership Advisory Committee for presenting the membership with four excellent and well-qualified board election candidates. Both Mary Jo and Bruce bring a wealth of experience, know-how and leadership skills that our Association needs in these ever more challenging times. And all of us are very fortunate that David has agreed to serve a two-year term as our first board member-at-large under our new board structure. David is truly a thought leader and brings a wealth of talent and knowledge to the board as president of PCNA, a leading industry supplier.”
The new board members will begin their terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2014. Perryman and Tomasini will serve four-year terms, while Nicholson’s term is for two years. The at-large director seat is part of the board of directors restructure and bylaws changes announced to members in April 2012. Nicholson was selected from a field of distributors, suppliers, multiline reps, business services, international suppliers and international distributors, and he was nominated by a committee consisting of the PPAI board chair, chair-elect and immediate past chair.
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