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Corporate Responsibility

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Content and subjects focused on state and federal regulations. This area will focus on product, corporate, social and environmental responsibility. In addition to supply chain security. All of these sessions count towards the product safety awareness program. 

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  • Supply Chain Mapping and Traceability

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/08/2020 at 11:00 AM (CST)

    Increasingly, companies are facing increasing demands for greater visibility into the working conditions in their supply chain beyond tier one. Supply chain mapping is a way for companies to trace the complicated network of deeper-tier suppliers and better understand the conditions workers face at these levels of their supply chain. The Fair Labor Association (FLA) will be providing guidance on how to conduct supply chain mapping for companies to better understand their complicated and intricate supply chains. This webinar will cover supply chain mapping basics, practical tips, and experiences from mapping a variety of raw materials supply chains. The training will cover guidance steps outlined in the Supply Chain Mapping, Transparency, Traceability guidance document. Join us to learn how to increase visibility into your supply chain. This session is an elective for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Increasingly, companies are facing increasing demands for greater visibility into the working conditions in their supply chain beyond tier one. Supply chain mapping is a way for companies to trace the complicated network of deeper-tier suppliers and better understand the conditions workers face at these levels of their supply chain.   The Fair Labor Association (FLA) will be providing guidance on how to conduct supply chain mapping for companies to better understand their complicated and intricate supply chains. This webinar will cover supply chain mapping basics, practical tips, and experiences from mapping a variety of raw materials supply chains. The training will cover guidance steps outlined in the Supply Chain Mapping, Transparency, Traceability guidance document. Join us to learn how to increase visibility into your supply chain. This session is an elective for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Richa Mittal

    Senior Director, Supply Chain Innovation and Partnerships, Fair Labor Association

    Richa Mittal is the Senior Director of Supply Chain Innovation and Partnerships at the Fair Labor Association (FLA) - a multi-stakeholder initiative with a mission to improve workers’ lives. She is currently based in FLA’s office in Geneva. Over the past 18 years, Mittal has worked closely with businesses, civil society organizations and governments. She is an ardent advocate for workers’ rights and specializes in research, labor standard due diligence and problem resolution in complex upstream supply chains. Mittal has led several FLA projects on traceability, child and forced labor, ethical recruitment, gender and youth, both in manufacturing and agricultural supply chains in Asia, EMEA and LATAM. As the head of the Supply Chain Innovation Department, she is the main architect of FLA’s programs on human rights due diligence and social compliance in the agriculture sector, raw materials traceability, and Fair Labor Agriculture Alliance (FLAA) – a platform focusing on collective remediation. She holds an MPH from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) and a MS in Human Ecology from the University of Delhi (India).

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  • A Tour Through The Global Cotton Supply Chain

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/16/2020

    Join this session to gain a detailed view into the global cotton supply chain. Mark Messura from Cotton Incorporated, a science-based not-for-profit, will take us through the cotton supply chain, from farming, to ginning, to manufacturing, and more. Along the way, he will discuss the top cotton producing countries in the world, the challenges to traceability, and clarify the facts about different production methods including GM, conventional, and organically-grown cotton. If you source, sell or manufacture cotton products, this webinar is for you. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Join this session to gain a detailed view into the global cotton supply chain. Mark Messura from Cotton Incorporated, a science-based not-for-profit, will take us through the cotton supply chain, from farming, to ginning, to manufacturing, and more. Along the way, he will discuss the top cotton producing countries in the world, the challenges to traceability, and clarify the facts about different production methods including GM, conventional, and organically-grown cotton. If you source, sell or manufacture cotton products, this webinar is for you. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Mark Messura

    Senior Vice President

    Mark Messura is Senior Vice President in the Global Supply Chain Marketing Division at Cotton Incorporated. In this role, Messura is responsible for the company’s global product marketing programs working with manufacturers, brands, and retailers worldwide on topics such as marketing strategy, product innovation, and sustainable supply chains. He is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the Textile Apparel, Technology and Management program at North Carolina State University, where he also serves as an adjunct associate professor. He is a member of the industry advisory boards at Washington State University and Mississippi State University. Messura joined Cotton Incorporated in 1994. Prior to that, he was the Director of Policy and Programs for the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, and Associate Director of the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology. Messura earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Policy Analysis from Duke University.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Where Do We Spend First As We Rebuild And What Are Our Priorities?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    As we get comfortable in our new normal, we’re going to begin to plan with more confidence. This interactive session with Kim Bakalyar, Cindy Bellosa, Sandeep Jain,and Lenny Polakoff will assess steps taken to date, trends, priorities and concerns related to product responsibility in the age of COVID-19. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    As we get comfortable in our new normal, we’re going to begin to plan with more confidence. This interactive session with Kim Bakalyar, Cindy Bellosa, Sandeep Jain,and Lenny Polakoff will assess steps taken to date, trends, priorities and concerns related to product responsibility in the age of COVID-19. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Kim Bakalyar

    Chief Compliance Officer, PromoShop Inc.

    Kim Bakalyar, PromoShop Inc’s Chief Compliance Officer, started work in the promotional products industry in 1980 on the distributor side and joined forces with PromoShop, Inc. in 2004 as director of supplier relations. Kim has worked in all aspects on the distributor side while focusing primarily on research, sourcing, vendor relations and product safety and responsibility. Kim is a past president of SAAC and has previously volunteered on the PPAI Promotional Apparel Advisory Council and PPAI Distributors Committee. She is a current member of the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG).

    Sandeep Jain

    Vice President of Supply Chain

    Sandeep Jain is the vice president of supply chain for Imagen Brands, located in Mason, Ohio, where he oversees sourcing, compliance, purchasing and product development functions. He has over 20 years of experience having served consumer packaged goods, retail and specialty constructions businesses in various supply chain roles. He holds a masters of science in information technology from Pennsylvania State University.

    Lenny Polakoff

    Partner

    Lenny Polakoff is a partner at Zagwear, a global merchandise and custom premium agency with offices across the United States, London and Hong Kong.  Zagwear services multinational clients in more than 40 countries world-wide. Over the past 20 years, Lenny has developed and implemented Zagwear’s internal product safety and factory compliance standards, as well as ensuring  Zagwear’s adherence to all client specific mandates.  Lenny has also played an integral role in the procedural development of several Fortune 500 premium compliance programs.  Lenny holds a BA in Psychology from Quinnipiac University and is a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group. 

    Cindy Bellosa

    Global Head of Compliance

    Cindy Belloso has been with Sunscope group of companies for 20 years. The experience she gained while working in customer service and product development along with her work ethic, leadership skills and her dedication to the company led to her promotion in 2016.  As the global head of the Sunscope Compliance Department, she has proven to be  knowledgeable and well versed in the legal guidelines and corporate governance best practices.  Cindy has also been trained in the Global Food Contact Material and Hazardous Risk Assessment of Data, Canadian Apparel Federation Product Safety training.   She has been a regular attendee of the PPAI Product Responsibility Summit and the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) conference.  

     

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Recall Preparedness—What Do You Need To Know About FDA Recalls?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    Recall preparedness is a must, but with the recent pivot to PPE, it is essential that member companies are up to speed on not only CPSC recalls, but also FDA recalls. The session with Neal Cohen, Kathleen Sanzo, and Lieutenant Commander Pamela Ogonowski will identify best practices and tactics to ensure you are prepared in the case you are required to execute a recall. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Recall preparedness is a must, but with the recent pivot to PPE, it is essential that member companies are up to speed on not only CPSC recalls, but also FDA recalls. The session with Neal Cohen, Kathleen Sanzo, and Lieutenant Commander Pamela Ogonowski will identify best practices and tactics to ensure you are prepared in the case you are required to execute a recall. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Neal Cohen

    Attorney

    Neal S. Cohen practices law in the area of consumer product safety before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

    A former CPSC official, Neal brings a wealth of experience in representing companies before the CPSC. Not only does Neal have extensive knowledge of CPSC's safety requirements, he also understands how the CPSC and its staff really think when investigating a consumer product. With this knowledge and the relationships he has built in the product safety community, Neal works hard to represent the best interests of his clients in seeking a fair and favorable outcome.

    Kathleen Sanzo

    Partner

    Kathleen M. Sanzo centers her practice on regulatory and compliance issues connected to products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She leads and counsels clients on matters relating to prescription, OTC drug, and biotechnology products clinical testing; food, dietary supplement, and cosmetic product manufacture, approval, marketing, and distribution; device promotion and labeling issues; food, drug, and device compliance matters; and all consumer product issues regulated by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and state enforcement agencies.

    Lieutenant Commander Pamela Ogonowski

    Recall Coordinator

    Lieutenant Commander Pamela Ogonowski is a recall coordinator with the FDA’s Office of Strategic Planning and Operational Policy Division of Enforcement, where she serves as a subject matter expert in recalls.   She joined FDA in 2009 as a consumer safety officer, conducting primarily food inspections. She then spent several years working as a division recall coordinator, ensuring that products in violation of FDA’s laws and regulations were promptly corrected or removed from the market.   Prior to joining FDA, she worked as a medical laboratory scientist at a community hospital.  She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2005 with a degree in medical laboratory science and she holds a graduate certificate in health management from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Corporate Social Responsibility

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    This session will address corporate social responsibility with Emily Gigot and Denise Taschereau will explain what it means to your business and your clients. Increasing, there is an expectation from brands that you have addressed CSR within your company, your community and your supply chain. This session will address the different categories of CSR and identity steps you can begin to implement now. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    This session will address corporate social responsibility with Emily Gigot and Denise Taschereau will explain what it means to your business and your clients. Increasing, there is an expectation from brands that you have addressed CSR within your company, your community and your supply chain. This session will address the different categories of CSR and identity steps you can begin to implement now. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Denise Taschereau

    CEO

    Denise is chief executive officer and co-founder of Fairware. Denise got the idea to launch Fairware when she noticed how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired. Prior to starting Fairware, Denise spent seven years as the director of sustainability and community for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada’s largest outdoor retailer. Fairware is a member of Reciprocity Road, a buying group of nine leading distributors with $200+ million in projected gross revenue and a shared commitment to community impact. She is currently a board member of Promo Cares and 3 Point Housing Society, a Vancouver based social housing agency.

    Emily Gigot

    Social Responsibility Specialist

    As a Social Responsibility Specialist, Emily works to ensure that all SanMar products are produced in compliance with the highest social and environmental standards. She believes that business done well has the power to do good, and joined SanMar in 2016 to see that vision through. Her mission is to improve worker well-being and minimize environmental impacts in the apparel supply chain. With diverse experience spanning apparel, international community development and sustainability, she’s a Pacific Northwesterner who’s as at home in the rain as she is in the streets of Bangkok. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from Pinchot and a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.


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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Human Rights And Forced Labor In The Supply Chain

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? Nury Turkel, Commission with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and Sharon Waxman, the CEO of FLA, will discuss this question as well as the practical implications of cotton imported from the Xinjiang region of China. What happens internally in China could cause an impact beyond China’s borders and it is critical that you are aware of risks in your supply chain. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? Nury Turkel, Commission with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and Sharon Waxman, the CEO of FLA, will discuss this question as well as the practical implications of cotton imported from the Xinjiang region of China. What happens internally in China could cause an impact beyond China’s borders and it is critical that you are aware of risks in your supply chain. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Nury Turkel

    US Commissioner

    Nury Turkel is a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate. He has served as the president of the Uyghur American Association, where he led efforts to raise the profile of the Uyghur people in the United States, including organizing and leading the campaign to obtain the release of a Uyghur prisoner of conscience, Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, in March 2005. In addition, Turkel was co-founder, the first Executive Director, and Board Chair of the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP).

    Sharon Waxman

    CEO

    Sharon is an expert in corporate social responsibility and labor rights with a background in international development and humanitarian response. As CEO at the Fair Labor Association, Sharon leads a team of global experts working to create sustainable solutions to prevent and remediate labor rights violations in the apparel and agriculture sectors through the combined efforts of leading multinational corporations, public and private universities, and civil society organizations. Before the FLA, Sharon led the global policy and advocacy team at the International Rescue Committee with responsibility for developing and promoting the organization and its public policy positions. Sharon spent more than two decades in public administration, serving as deputy to the Undersecretary for Civilian Service, Democracy and Human Rights at the U.S. Department of State and as a senior national security adviser in the U.S. Senate. As a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Sharon is a leading voice on foreign policy matters. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies and the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: FDA Audit Activity and cGMP Best Practices

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    This session will address best practices when importing, distributing and labeling products regulated by the FDA. It will address the do’s and don’ts related to supply chain compliance, registrations and facility obligations, as well as vetting the supply chain and executing audits of both foreign and domestic facilities. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    This session will address best practices when importing, distributing and labeling products regulated by the FDA. It will address the do’s and don’ts related to supply chain compliance, registrations and facility obligations, as well as vetting the supply chain and executing audits of both foreign and domestic facilities. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Kyle Hach (Moderator)

    COO, Raining Rose

    Kyle Hach is the Chief Operations Officer at Raining Rose Inc., where he oversees Production, Packaging,
    Quality, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Continuous Improvement.
    Throughout his 13+ year career at Raining Rose, Inc., he has worked externally with OEM’s, regulatory
    agencies, and customers during product development and production startup. Internally, he works
    closely with his operations team, including growing the team from one shift to 24/7 production over
    four years. Kyle specializes in the production and compliance of Cosmetics, Organics, and OTC’s.
    Kyle resides in Mount Vernon, Iowa, with his wife Megan and their three kids. He stays active by
    coaching several different sports that his kids are involved in and managing their growing acreage of
    farm animals, gardens, and pumpkin patches.

    Joshua Grauso

    Sr Manager, Food Safety & Quality System Audits at UL

    As a senior member of the UL leadership team, Joshua works with retail chains, brands, grocery and manufacturing organizations to develop, implement and oversee professional 3rd party store, facility and/or supplier assessment programs related to industry standards for quality, food safety and cGMP compliance.  In his current role, Joshua has overall accountability for the leadership of the client, technical and field services for the Retail Food Safety and Supply Chain Quality Audit & Certification Body programs.  Joshua is a certified auditor, practitioner, approved training provider and has performed audits for majore retailers and industry recognized certification schemes including cGMP, ISO9001, OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z-10, SQF, and BRC Global Standards.  Joshua participates on industry technical committees and work groups drafting national and international standards as a UL Consumer technical representative.

    Angela Bazigos

    CEO, Touchstone Technologies

    Angela Bazigos is the CEO of Touchstone Technologies Inc. She has degrees in microbiology and computing and 40 years of experience with drugs, biologics, medical devices, cosmetics, healthcare and food.  She has broad experience in the areas of quality assurance, regulatory affairs, audits, imports and exports. She frequently collaborates with the FDA on new guidance documents. Angela serves as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and is the vice president of Pacific Regional Chapter of Society of Quality Assurance. 

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Agency Update

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    Acting CPSC Chairman Robert Adler will provide a brief update regarding the priorities and initiatives of this independent federal agency. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    Acting CPSC Chairman Robert Adler will provide a brief update regarding the priorities and initiatives of this independent federal agency. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Paul Bellantone, CAE

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International

    Paul Bellantone, CAE, is president and CEO of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association for more than 16,000 member companies in the $24.7 billion-dollar promotional products industry. Bellantone is responsible for executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners. His focus on delivering compelling member value and business-building products and services, combined with his commitment to active and meaningful member communication, has helped PPAI achieve marked growth. Bellantone holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a master’s in business administration from the School of Management at Texas Woman's University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas/Fort Worth AMA and a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.

    Suzanne Worwood

    Senior Vice President of Merchandising & Supply Chain

    Suzanne is the Senior Vice President of Merchandising & Supply Chain at 4imprint. Suzanne and teams are involved in all aspects of the products they sell from deciding which should be included in key marketing materials, configuring the product data, developing supplier relationships all the way through to collaborating with supplier partners on product development initiatives and factory auditing programs. Suzanne has been with 4imprint most of her career starting in London and then later moving stateside.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Antimicrobial Products Present Their Own Challenges

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    As products with antimicrobial properties become increasingly common, it is important to understand your obligations related to claims, registration, testing and more. This session will address how to evaluate the antimicrobial qualities of a product, what kind of testing is required and challenges particular to this product category. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    As products with antimicrobial properties become increasingly common, it is important to understand your obligations related to claims, registration, testing and more. This session will address how to evaluate the antimicrobial qualities of a product, what kind of testing is required and challenges particular to this product category.  This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Brian Campbell (Moderator)

    Director of Supply Chain Compliance

    Brian Campbell is the director of supply chain compliance at 4imprint and is responsible for product safety, regulatory compliance and social accountability for 4imprint’s supply chain.  He leads the compliance team which verifies 4imprint expectations to supplier partners are met, collaborates with suppliers to meet evolving requirements and initiatives for the business, and the team communicates with customers regarding compliance-related inquiries.  His professional experience includes co-managing an importing company that sold private-label baby products in the retail and was an operations manager for a distributor in the CNC machine tool industry.  Brian is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and is the chair of the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group, and is a member of ICPHSO and the Society of Product Safety Professionals.

    Chase Dressman

    Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

    E. Chase Dressman is a partner with Taft Law and the leader of Taft’s Cincinnati Environmental Practice Group. Chase represents a diverse range of clients, including chemical manufacturers and processors (with particular experience in the pesticide industry), retail and wholesale distributors, utilities, industrial manufacturers, automotive and transportation businesses, and real estate developers. 
    Chase is an experienced environmental litigator and transactional attorney, having served as lead counsel on numerous multi-million dollar cases and led environmental due diligence on dozens of deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Chase leads a talented group of environmental attorneys who provide the full suite of environmental services to Taft’s clients across the United States.
    Chase received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, with honors, from Xavier University and earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal, Moot Court, and was selected to and competed on the National Moot Court team. Chase is a life-long resident of Northern Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and five children.

    Annette Santamaria, PhD MPH DABT

    Toxicologist

    Dr. Santamaria is a board-certified toxicologist with over thirty years of multidisciplinary consulting experience critically evaluating a broad range of toxicological, epidemiological, and clinical studies, conducting exposure and human health risk assessments, and communicating results to clients and governmental agencies. Dr. Santamaria has conducted safety assessments for a variety of consumer products (e.g., cosmetics, personal care products, toys, art products, promotional products, tobacco, foods, food packaging, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cleaning products, paints) and has evaluated their compliance with U.S., European, and Canadian consumer product regulations and/or California’s Proposition 65 regulations. Dr. Santamaria has also provided consulting support in toxic tort cases and product liability cases. She has critically evaluated the human health risks associated with consumer, occupational, and/or environmental exposures to a wide variety of chemicals (e.g., manganese, benzene, talc, arsenic, asbestos, trichloroethylene, PCBs, flame retardants, solvents, phthalates).  

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Emergency Use Authorization

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    What is the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)? What does it mean to you and what will happen when it expires? This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    What is the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)? What does it mean to you and what will happen when it expires? This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Dr. Suzanne Schwartz

    FDA's Deputy Director Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation, Center for Devices & Radiological Health

    Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA is FDA's Deputy Director (& Acting Office Director) Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation (OST), Center for Devices & Radiological Health, US Food & Drug Administration. Suzanne joined FDA in 2010 as a Commissioner’s Fellow and joined CDRH the following year as a Medical Officer in the former Office of Device Evaluation, Division of Surgery, Orthopedics and Restorative Devices. Soon after, Suzanne became CDRH’s Director of Medical Countermeasures and Emergency Preparedness/Operations (EMCM) in the Office of the Center Director. In this role, she provided leadership in the strategic planning and implementation of CDRH’s medical countermeasures, counter-terrorism, and public health emergency preparedness/operations initiatives involving medical devices. Suzanne began spearheading CDRH’s medical device cybersecurity strategic initiative while in her role as Director of EMCM in 2013, chairing the CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group which is tasked with formulating policy on medical device cybersecurity on behalf of the Agency. In 2015, Suzanne assumed the position of CDRH’s Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, where she provided leadership and strategic direction for additional Center programs such as Partnering with Patients, External Expertise and Partnerships, the Standards Management Program, as well as initiatives to advance the health of women, children, and special populations. Suzanne earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York in 1988, trained in General Surgery and Burn Trauma at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center; an executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2012, and completed Cohort X of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – Harvard School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School of Government executive education in June 2013.  Most recently, Suzanne earned a certificate of mastery for all requirements set forth in the Leadership for a Democratic Society, conferred by the Federal Executive Institute, US Office of Personnel Management.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Hand Sanitizer 101

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    This session will serve as a reminder that hand sanitizer is a highly regulated product category. We will address the regulations and supply chain challenges surrounding hand sanitizer including compounding, bottling, shipping and marketing claims. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    This session will serve as a reminder that hand sanitizer is a highly regulated product category. We will address the regulations and supply chain challenges surrounding hand sanitizer including compounding, bottling, shipping and marketing claims.  This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Rick Brenner, MAS+ (Moderator)

    President/CEO of Logical Advisors

    Rick Brenner, MAS+, is President/CEO of Logical Advisors which provides advisory services to leading industry distributors and suppliers. This year marks the seventh year Rick has co-chaired PPAI’s Product Responsibility Summit. A 19-year veteran of the promotional products industry, 12 as president and CEO of industry supplier Prime Resources, he has long history of industry leadership as well as advocacy for product safety and responsible sourcing. He is a former chairman of PPAI. He was a founder of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), a member of QCA’s governance committee and served for seven years as chair of QCA’s compliance committee. Rick has also served as president of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, the preeminent global product safety organization.

    Eddie Blau

    CEO Innovation Line

    Eddie Blau is the CEO of Innovation Line, a top 40 supplier in the imprinted promotional products industry. Eddie has been leading Innovation Line for the past 28 years, overseeing the company’s steady and consistent growth during that time. He started his career as an attorney, working in the corporate transactions department of one of the largest law firms in the country. His legal background has been helpful in guiding Innovation Line through the myriad of regulatory and compliance issues facing the promotional products industry.

    Eddie received his B.A. in history from U.C.L.A. and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.   

    Heather Wunderlich

    Compliance Manager, Staples Promotional Products

    Heather Wunderlich holds a bachelor of science degree in finance, from Missouri State University, and is the compliance manager at Staples Promotional Products where she supports product safety, CSR and contract compliance.  She has been with Staples for 13 years and spent 7 of those years in compliance, after making the move from special order management in 2013.  Heather supports Staples’ and client specific compliance initiatives in the US, Canada, and around the globe.  She enjoys researching regulations and applying the findings to products and the industry.  Heather works closely with procurement and legal as well as suppliers, lab partners, and industry groups.  

    Rosanne Webster

    CIO, SnugZ USA

    An experienced executive in the promotional products industry, Rosanne Webster has held a variety of leadership roles over the past 15 years at Top 40 Supplier SnugZ USA.  SnugZ USA is known for manufacturing high-quality lanyards and personal care products among others.  Currently, Rosanne serves as the chief information officer overseeing product compliance and information technology.  Prior to this role she spent 9 years as the company’s chief operating officer and 2 years are the company’s vice president of finance.   

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: What You Say Matters

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    Marketing claims shape a company’s identity and can set it apart from the competition. If a claim is not truthful, you could be in trouble. The Federal Trade Commission will take action against companies making untruthful claims—particularly related to COVID-19 and greenwashing statements. In this session you will receive a seven-point checklist to help companies ensure marketing claims stand up to the principles enforced by the FTC. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    Marketing claims shape a company’s identity and can set it apart from the competition. If a claim is not truthful, you could be in trouble. The Federal Trade Commission will take action against companies making untruthful claims—particularly related to COVID-19 and greenwashing statements. In this session you will receive a seven-point checklist to help companies ensure marketing claims stand up to the principles enforced by the FTC. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Lesley Fair

    Senior Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection

    Lesley Fair is a Senior Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she has represented the FTC in numerous investigations of false advertising and fraud. She now specializes in industry education and blogs at the FTC's Business Center.

    Lesley graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. She clerked for United States District Judge Fred Shannon of the Western District of Texas and served as staff counsel to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Before coming to the FTC, she practiced criminal law and appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States inMurray v. Carrier.

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  • Fashion Face Masks & Compliance Considerations

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/26/2020

    Fashion face masks have become something that everyone can relate to considering the times that we are living in. This webinar will focus on the US market including the following: regulatory requirements, physical/performance requirements, chemical requirements and also touch on labeled claims and the ramifications of making claims for fashion masks. Industry practice for this very popular product category will be reviewed during this training session. This session qualifies as an elective course for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Fashion face masks have become something that everyone can relate to considering the times that we are living in. This webinar will focus on the US market including the following: regulatory requirements, physical/performance requirements, chemical requirements and also touch on labeled claims and the ramifications of making claims for fashion masks. Industry practice for this very popular product category will be reviewed during this training session. This session qualifies as an elective course for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Matthew Nudell

    Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance Consultant at TÜV Rheinland North America

    Matthew Nudell is a Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance consultant that works with major consumer products companies and retailers to develop custom tailored approaches for complying with chemical regulations for consumer products. Matthew has spent over a decade monitoring and advising companies about US chemical regulations such as California Proposition 65, CPSIA, US state reporting requirements for children’s products and various US state chemical restrictions. He is currently a member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) restricted substances list (RSL) task force, which developed and maintains a list of all global chemical regulatory restrictions for apparel, apparel accessory and footwear products. Matthew has also worked extensively with companies in developing and maintaining chemical management and restricted substances (RS) programs and related restricted substances lists (RSL) in order to ensure that products meet all global chemical restrictions and can therefore be sold anywhere in the world.

    Syed Zaman

    Textile Test Engineer at TUV Rheinland North America Group

    Syed Zaman works as the Textile Test Engineer at TUV Rheinland North American Group. Syed is a confident leader with exceptional team building skills and ability to create a culture of continuous improvement.

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  • PPE Items and Prop 65 Considerations

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/28/2020

    Personal Protective Equipment are not exempt from Prop 65. ​This session with Sue DeRagon will discuss general test requirements for non-medical and medical face masks, gowns, gloves, and other equipment. Participants will also learn what may be applicable when it comes to children’s product requirements. This session qualifies as an elective course for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative. ​

    Personal Protective Equipment are not exempt from Prop 65. This session with Sue DeRagon will discuss general test requirements for non-medical and medical face masks, gowns, gloves, and other equipment. Participants will also  learn what may be applicable when it comes to children’s product requirements. This session qualifies as an elective course for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative. 

    Susan DeRagon

    Senior Technical Consultant

    Susan DeRagon is the Senior Technical Consultant for Qima. Ms. DeRagon has over 25 years of experience in the toy and premiums industry, and has worked with PPAI as a technical consultant since 2008. Ms. DeRagon has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars, and works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of product testing, quality assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.

    Ms. DeRagon is an active member of the Toy Industry Association and the American Society for Testing and Materials, participating on several toy and children's product standards committees. She is also on the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.

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  • The Need To Know Info On Personal Protective Equipment

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/28/2020

    Authorities around the world have eased regulations to help supply match demand as typically it would take months for these products to enter the market. Please join this session with Matthew McGarrity to find out the need to know information when producing, buying or selling personal protective equipment.

    Authorities around the world have eased regulations to help supply match demand as typically it would take months for these products to enter the market. Please join this session with Matthew McGarrity to find out the need to know information when producing, buying or selling personal protective equipment.Medical devices are generally categorized in a risk-based classification system. PPE typically falls under Class 1 and Class 2, defined by a lower risk and simple design, and by medium risk and more complex design, respectively. Class 2 medical devices also have specialty regulatory controls. In the U.S., the FDA has dropped the 501(k) premarket notification, which requires that new medical devices in both categories demonstrate that they are cleared as “substantially equivalent” to a predicate device in terms of intended use, technological characteristics and performance testing, as needed.

     

    Matthew McGarrity

    Global Hardlines Technical Manager

    Matthew McGarrity is the Global Hardlines Technical Manager and is highly experienced in product conformity and interpretation of US Federal regulations, Canada, States and local government agencies requirements. Mr. McGarrity’s focus is on Medical PPE, Tools, Environmental Exposure, Accelerated Aging. As a senior technical manager of Hardlines, Matt designs and manages NBE (National Brand Equivalency) and benchmark testing programs. He is  knowledgeable with US Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), California Air Resource Board (CARB), CA Proposition 65, and Health Canada regulations (SORs) for safety and compliance for various consumer products and materials. In addition, Matthew is very familar with  ASTM, ANSI, UL, ASME, CSA, SAE, CSPA standards. Matthew created and revised testing protocols for numerous products relating to hard goods, packaging, materials, DIY, and tools (power and hand). Authored comprehensive client testing directives and manuals including, outdoor eating, outdoor cooking, outdoor power equipment, textiles, and furniture. Extremely knowledgeable in accelerated weathering methods and techniques. Expert in regulatory and performance requirements for furniture.  

    Maurice Norris

    Public Affairs Manager

    Maurice is the public affairs manager for PPAI. He monitors legislative and regulatory developments affecting the promotional products industry. Maurice also assists members with compliance challenges facing their businesses and helps them advocate for their companies with various aspects and levels of government. Maurice also serves on the board of the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition.


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  • CPSC's New Age Determination Guidelines - How Do They Affect Your Product?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/22/2020

    The long-awaited 2020 guidelines were published in January and go into effect on June 1, 2020. The scope of the 2020 Age Determination Guidelines has expanded beyond toys into a variety of consumer products that may be used by children. This webinar presented by Susan DeRagon will review the differences between the 2002 and 2020 guidelines and how these differences may affect your product. New products and New categories! Join us to learn more. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    The long-awaited 2020 guidelines were published in January and go into effect on June 1, 2020.  The scope of the 2020 Age Determination Guidelines has expanded beyond toys into a variety of consumer products that may be used by children.  This webinar presented by Susan DeRagon will review the differences between the 2002 and 2020 guidelines and how these differences may affect your product.  New products and New categories!  Join us to learn more. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Susan DeRagon

    Senior Technical Consultant

    Susan DeRagon is Senior Technical Consultant at QIMA (formerly AsiaInspection).  With over 30 years of experience, she is a leading quality and safety expert on toys, children’s products, and promotional and licensed goods.  She has conducted numerous technical seminars and webinars globally.  She works closely with companies to provide the highest level of quality service in the areas of regulatory compliance, product testing, quality control and assurance, safety evaluations and inspections.

    Ms. DeRagon is an active member of The Toy Association and ASTM International, participating on several toy and children’s product standards committees.  She is also a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG) and a previous member of the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.

    Ms. DeRagon received a B.S degree in business administration from Bay Path College, Magna Cum Laude.


    Maurice Norris (Moderator)

    Public Affairs Manager

    Maurice is the public affairs manager for PPAI. He monitors legislative and regulatory developments affecting the promotional products industry. Maurice also assists members with compliance challenges facing their businesses and helps them advocate for their companies with various aspects and levels of government. Maurice also serves on the board of the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition.

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  • CARES Act: What It Means For Sole Proprietors & Independent Contractors

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/11/2020

    Are you a sole proprietor or independent contractor in the promo industry? This is an important session where you can get the latest information on the CARES Act and what it means for you.

    Are you a sole proprietor or independent contractor in the promo industry? This is an important session where you can get the latest information on the CARES Act and what it means for you.

    H.R. 748, named the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is intended to help businesses mitigate their Coronavirus-related losses. With a total value of $2 trillion, the legislation authorizes federal funding for states, companies, individuals, and other entities adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, and expands the eligibility criteria for the relief programs. This law has significant implications for the promotional products industry. It provides disaster relief for industry companies, including deferred tax payments, loans with forgiveness options, and direct payments to businesses and individuals. Join this session as Cory Halliburton, Cliff Andrews, Maurice Norris and Anne Stone discuss the law and the promo industry.

    Anne Stone, CAE

    Director of Advocacy and Member Engagement

    Anne Stone, CAE is the director of advocacy and member engagement at PPAI, responsible for guiding PPAI's legislative and government relations efforts, which includes taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, D.C., to advocate directly to U.S. lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Stone also oversees the Association's product responsibility programs, including the development of industry best practices and the PPAI Product Safety Summit, a two-day education event focused specifically on product responsibility issues. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Advisory Council and the Product Responsibility Advisory Group.

    Cory Halliburton

    Attorney At Law

    Cory Halliburton is an attorney with the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber. He has served as General Counsel for PPAI since May 2014 and since that time he has participated in just about every PPAI Board meeting and strategic planning session and has reviewed hundreds of contracts for PPAI. He also supports in-house counsel of publicly traded companies and executives in the tax-exempt organizations space in their drafting and negotiation of substantial vendor agreements. 

    Cory Halliburton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003 and, among other accolades, was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association.

    Maurice Norris

    Public Affairs Manager

    Maurice is the public affairs manager for PPAI. He monitors legislative and regulatory developments affecting the promotional products industry. Maurice also assists members with compliance challenges facing their businesses and helps them advocate for their companies with various aspects and levels of government. Maurice also serves on the board of the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition.

    Cliff Andrews

    Lobbyist

    An accomplished executive leader, Cliff Andrews has 19 years of experience serving as a chief advocate and advisor to association clients on public policy, public relations, and mission-focused association management in an ever-changing political and economic landscape. He possesses a proven track record of helping non-profit associations protect their members by leading transformational change, establishing meaningful strategic alliances, and exercising sound judgment in making difficult policy decisions. Cliff combines his ability to inspire teamwork with an inherent leadership strength that gets things done despite tight timelines and challenging environments.

    Cliff currently is the Principal of CapCity Advocates, LLC, a federal government relations firm that he opened in 2004. In this role, he partners with associations to deliver a wide range of policy issues management, coalition management, and association advisement services. Previously, Cliff served as the Director of Government Relations for Butera & Andrews, a law firm in Washington, D.C. He was also a congressional staffer and spent time in the financial services sector for AXA Advisors and New York Life, where he secured investments and insurance for small businesses and families.

    Cliff works in a bipartisan manner before Congress, regulators, and private sector stakeholder groups on a variety of pertinent policy issues including, but not limited to: privacy, data security, BSA/AML regulation, mortgage lending standards, annuity regulation and taxation, financial professional standards of care, small-dollar lending regulation, retirement savings tax policy, independent contractor tax policy, and tariffs. In addition, he enhances the value proposition for associations by developing industry partner strategic relationships; engaging in membership development, vendor relations and conference planning; facilitating webinars; speaking at conferences; and serving on committees.

    Highly regarded as a strong voice and trusted board advisor, Cliff possesses a unique ability to maximize limited resources through focused plans and core strategic alliances to consistently generate positive results for those he serves.

    He has successfully represented the National Association for Fixed Annuities, the National Pawnbrokers Association, the Promotional Products Association International, the Coalition for Fair and Affordable Lending, FM Watch, and Surgical Development Partners among others.

    Cliff holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Management from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University, and a Certified Association Executive credential from the American Society of Association Executives. He is a true “Washingtonian,” born and raised in the nation’s capital. Cliff lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, daughter, son, and Alaskan Malamute.

     


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  • CARES Act And What It Means For The Industry

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/03/2020

    H.R. 748, named the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, modifies elements of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to help businesses mitigate their Coronavirus-related losses. With a total value of $2 trillion, the legislation authorizes federal funding for states, companies, individuals, and other entities adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, and expands the eligibility criteria for the relief programs. This law has significant implications for the promotional products industry. It provides disaster relief for industry companies, including deferred tax payments, loans with forgiveness options, and direct payments to businesses and individuals. Join this session as Cory Halliburton, Cliff Andrews, Maurice Norris and Anne Stone discuss the law and the promo industry.

    H.R. 748, named the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, modifies elements of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to help businesses mitigate their Coronavirus-related losses. With a total value of $2 trillion, the legislation authorizes federal funding for states, companies, individuals, and other entities adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, and expands the eligibility criteria for the relief programs.  This law has significant implications for the promotional products industry. It provides disaster relief for industry companies, including deferred tax payments, loans with forgiveness options, and direct payments to businesses and individuals. Join this session as Cory Halliburton, Cliff Andrews, Maurice Norris and Anne Stone discuss the law and the promo industry. 

    Paul Bellantone, CAE

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International

    Paul Bellantone, CAE, is president and CEO of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association for more than 16,000 member companies in the $24.7 billion-dollar promotional products industry. Bellantone is responsible for executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners. His focus on delivering compelling member value and business-building products and services, combined with his commitment to active and meaningful member communication, has helped PPAI achieve marked growth. Bellantone holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a master’s in business administration from the School of Management at Texas Woman's University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas/Fort Worth AMA and a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.

    Cory Halliburton

    Attorney At Law

    Cory Halliburton is an attorney with the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber. He has served as General Counsel for PPAI since May 2014 and since that time he has participated in just about every PPAI Board meeting and strategic planning session and has reviewed hundreds of contracts for PPAI. He also supports in-house counsel of publicly traded companies and executives in the tax-exempt organizations space in their drafting and negotiation of substantial vendor agreements. 

    Cory Halliburton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003 and, among other accolades, was the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association.

    Cliff Andrews

    Lobbyist

    An accomplished executive leader, Cliff Andrews has 19 years of experience serving as a chief advocate and advisor to association clients on public policy, public relations, and mission-focused association management in an ever-changing political and economic landscape. He possesses a proven track record of helping non-profit associations protect their members by leading transformational change, establishing meaningful strategic alliances, and exercising sound judgment in making difficult policy decisions. Cliff combines his ability to inspire teamwork with an inherent leadership strength that gets things done despite tight timelines and challenging environments.

    Cliff currently is the Principal of CapCity Advocates, LLC, a federal government relations firm that he opened in 2004. In this role, he partners with associations to deliver a wide range of policy issues management, coalition management, and association advisement services. Previously, Cliff served as the Director of Government Relations for Butera & Andrews, a law firm in Washington, D.C. He was also a congressional staffer and spent time in the financial services sector for AXA Advisors and New York Life, where he secured investments and insurance for small businesses and families.

    Cliff works in a bipartisan manner before Congress, regulators, and private sector stakeholder groups on a variety of pertinent policy issues including, but not limited to: privacy, data security, BSA/AML regulation, mortgage lending standards, annuity regulation and taxation, financial professional standards of care, small-dollar lending regulation, retirement savings tax policy, independent contractor tax policy, and tariffs. In addition, he enhances the value proposition for associations by developing industry partner strategic relationships; engaging in membership development, vendor relations and conference planning; facilitating webinars; speaking at conferences; and serving on committees.

    Highly regarded as a strong voice and trusted board advisor, Cliff possesses a unique ability to maximize limited resources through focused plans and core strategic alliances to consistently generate positive results for those he serves.

    He has successfully represented the National Association for Fixed Annuities, the National Pawnbrokers Association, the Promotional Products Association International, the Coalition for Fair and Affordable Lending, FM Watch, and Surgical Development Partners among others.

    Cliff holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Management from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University, and a Certified Association Executive credential from the American Society of Association Executives. He is a true “Washingtonian,” born and raised in the nation’s capital. Cliff lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, daughter, son, and Alaskan Malamute.

     


    Anne Stone, CAE

    Director of Advocacy and Member Engagement

    Anne Stone, CAE is the director of advocacy and member engagement at PPAI, responsible for guiding PPAI's legislative and government relations efforts, which includes taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, D.C., to advocate directly to U.S. lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Stone also oversees the Association's product responsibility programs, including the development of industry best practices and the PPAI Product Safety Summit, a two-day education event focused specifically on product responsibility issues. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Advisory Council and the Product Responsibility Advisory Group.

    Maurice Norris

    Public Affairs Manager

    Maurice is the public affairs manager for PPAI. He monitors legislative and regulatory developments affecting the promotional products industry. Maurice also assists members with compliance challenges facing their businesses and helps them advocate for their companies with various aspects and levels of government. Maurice also serves on the board of the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition.

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  • Supply Chain Problems in Xinjiang

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? The Fair Labor Association’s Shelly Han will discuss this question as well as the practical implications of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol ban on cotton imported from the Xinjiang region of China. What happens internally in China could cause an impact beyond China’s borders, so it is important to hear the latest on this topic from an expert with over twenty years’ experience.

    Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? The Fair Labor Association’s Shelly Han will discuss this question as well as the practical implications of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol ban on cotton imported from the Xinjiang region of China. What happens internally in China could cause an impact beyond China’s borders, so it is important to hear the latest on this topic from an expert with over twenty years’ experience.

    Shelly Heald Han

    Director for Civil Society Engagement, Fair Labor Association

    Shelly Heald Han joined the Fair Labor Association as the Director for Civil Society Engagement in May 2016. Prior to joining the FLA, Shelly worked extensively with NGOs around the world as a senior policy advisor to members of Congress at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe from 2006 to 2016. While there, she wrote legislation, organized hearings, and launched human rights advocacy campaigns focused on combating corruption, supporting human rights defenders and journalists, and advancing online freedom.

    From 2000 to 2006, Shelly worked in the executive branch in policy positions on trade, national security and immigration at the Department of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining the government, she worked in the private sector helping companies do business—and do the right thing—in international markets. Shelly has an MA in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University and a double-major BA in Political Science and East Asian Studies from the University of Arizona. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

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  • Expo 2020: Corporate Social Responsibility Panel: More Than Buzz Words

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/13/2020

    This session will be a panel discussion on the give-first economy, giveback marketing programs and venture philanthropy-but no matter how you phrase it, the topic of corporate social responsibility makes a positive impact on companies and communities as a whole. More and more buyers of promotional products and consumer goods have an innate desire to connect with brands that are committed to social causes and a genuine story to back their commitment. Distributors and suppliers have unique selling opportunities when adding cause marketing outcomes to the relationship, and successful execution of this makes a difference when end buyers decide on a product.

    This session will be a panel discussion on the give-first economy, giveback marketing programs and venture philanthropy-but no matter how you phrase it, the topic of corporate social responsibility makes a positive impact on companies and communities as a whole. More and more buyers of promotional products and consumer goods have an innate desire to connect with brands that are committed to social causes and a genuine story to back their commitment. Distributors and suppliers have unique selling opportunities when adding cause marketing outcomes to the relationship, and successful execution of this makes a difference when end buyers decide on a product.

    Paul Bellantone, CAE

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International

    Paul Bellantone, CAE, is president and CEO of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association for more than 16,000 member companies in the $24.7 billion-dollar promotional products industry. Bellantone is responsible for executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners. His focus on delivering compelling member value and business-building products and services, combined with his commitment to active and meaningful member communication, has helped PPAI achieve marked growth. Bellantone holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a master’s in business administration from the School of Management at Texas Woman's University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas/Fort Worth AMA and a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.

    Danny Rosin, CAS

    Co-owner

    Danny Rosin, CAS, is co-owner of Brand Fuel, Inc. and an executive board member at PPAI. He serves on the boards of The American Marketing Association Triangle Chapter, Arc Benders and A Place at The Table, a “pay what you can” café. He is the co-founder of Band Together, a nonprofit that has donated $10 million to 18 unique nonprofits through live music experiences. Rosin is also the co-founder of PromoKitchen, PromoCares and Reciprocity Road. He has served as president of Carolinas Association of Advertising and Marketing Professionals (CAAMP) and volunteered on many PPAI committees. Rosin is a tireless community builder who likes to start organizations and do the important work of things that matter. He is married with two daughters who are 12 and 14 and has come to grips with the idea that well-behaved women rarely make history.

    Jeremy Lott

    President

    Today, as President of the family-owned business, Jeremy works in partnership with his father, Marty and his brother, Jordan. Over the years Jeremy learned the business from the inside out, from pulling orders to purchasing. After college and a stint studying in Hong Kong, he launched his career as an analyst for investment bank Piper Jaffray's technology team. Jeremy moved to Chicago in 2001 to earn his MBA, and then joined SanMar full-time. Adding strategy to vision, he continues to steward the company toward long-term growth and health. Proud of the opportunities given to so many tenured staff members to thrive, he often spends time "table-hopping" at the company's on-site café. He learns a lot during those casual conversations because, he says, employees have the pulse on what's really going on in their arenas. The father of six young children, Jeremy discovered that a work/life balance holds the key to maximum productivity. He enjoys spending time outdoors — skiing, hiking, boating and generally staying active.

    Denise Taschereau

    CEO and cofounder of Fairware

    Denise is (CEO) and Co-founder of Fairware where she is responsible for business development, product sourcing as well as Fairware’s ethical sourcing and sustainability programs. Denise got the idea to launch Fairware when she noticed how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired. Prior to starting Fairware, Denise spent seven years as the Director of Sustainability and Community for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada’s largest outdoor retailer. She is currently working with the B Corp community and leading NGOs advocating for business leaders to take action on climate issues. Denise was a member of ETSY’s Manufacturing Advisory Board, a Board Member with the Green Meeting Industry Council and the past co-chair of Vision Vancouver. She has a Masters of Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University. She lives in Vancouver with her partner, their two boys and lots of bicycles


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