SAAC Names 2014 Officers and Board Members
The Camarillo-based Specialty Advertising Association of California announced its newest governance team and recognized two members at its annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. last night.
Election tallies resulted in Beverly Walter, CAS, of Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, Minn., becoming the executive board president; Steve Parker, MAS, of Halo Branded Solutions, Hatboro, Pa., serving as vice president; Sasha Pirrie of Logomark, Tustin, Calif., working as treasurer; and Craig Hughes, MAS, of Geiger, Foxboro, Mass., taking over as secretary. Immediate past president Sarah deBoer, MAS, of A.T. Cross, Lincoln, R.I., will remain on the board.
Michael Duke of OTTO International Inc., Ontario, Calif., will return as a director. Joining him are supplier members Lori Bolton-Herman of Evans Manufacturing, Garden Grove, Calif.; Karen Cohen of All-In-One, San Diego; and Jacob Dobsch of The Chest, Washington Mo., and distributor members Debbie Abergel of Jack Nadel International, Los Angeles; and Bob Jirkovsky of Del Norte Promotions, Camarillo, Calif.
Formerly a director, Bob Levitt, of The Bob Levitt Co., Encino, Calif., who serves on the RAC Board, will be the RAC delegate.
The new positions will take effect at SAAC’s Installation Dinner in Costa Mesa, Calif. Jan. 30.
“It’s an honor to serve SAAC as president with such an outstanding board,” Walter said. “I know I speak for all when I say that we’re very excited about next year and what we can accomplish together.”
SAAC also showed its appreciation for two of its members with two new honors: SAAC Ambassador and SAAC Quake/Movers and Shakers awards. Reg Marsh received the former for his 47 years of volunteering for SAAC and his time served with Promotional Products Association International, Irving, Texas, while Tee Hamilton, accepted the latter accolade, which she coincidentally named, for her contributions to SAAC’s branding efforts.
“Volunteers like Reg Marsh and Tee Hamilton are what makes SAAC the premier regional organization in the industry,” Walter said. They’re the benchmark we’re all aiming for.”
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