Expo East 2018: Leveraging Young Professional Suppliers To Grow Your Business
Recorded On: 06/11/2018
Join Jeff Franklin, national accounts manager at Headwear USA, Alyssa Inkrott, strategic account executive at 3M, and John R. B. Cudahy, CAS, senior national account manager at Prime, as they discuss the three easiest ways to utilize your young professional supplier partners to help grow your business. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to discuss their topic, and the presentations end with a joint Q&A session.
John R. B. Cudahy, CAS
Senior National Account Manager
John R. B. Cudahy, CAS, is a senior national account manager at Prime Resources who leverages technology and entrepreneurial passion to help his clients reach their corporate objectives. Currently serving as president of Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), SPARK Work Group member and Promokitchen Mentor, Cudahy is a firm believer is volunteerism and giving back to the industry. He was named a PPB Rising Star in 2017.
Strategic Account Executive
Alyssa Inkrott is a strategic account executive for 3M Promotional Markets. Since entering the promotional products industry in 2016, Inkrott has worked diligently with a number of the industry’s top national accounts and buying groups on the development of programs and applications using Post-it® brand products. Inkrott is a member of the PPAI SPARK work group and will be working throughout the year to help bring more focus to the younger generation of industry professionals across the country.
National Accounts Manager and Volunteer Committee Member
Jeff Franklin’s career in the promotional products industry began in 2008 when he was tricked into taking a “free trip to Vegas” by Blue Chip, a promotional products distributor. The catch was to attend the education sessions and trade show at The PPAI Expo. Franklin went on to work on the distributor side of the business for five years before making the switch to Headwear USA, part of the Headwear Stockists Group, a global leader in headwear manufacturing since 1974. He began in a regional sales role serving the Baltimore metro area and then expanding to all of Maryland, and now he works as the national accounts manager. Franklin has also served on numerous volunteer committees for his regional association, Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA) and is currently serving as vice resident. Franklin was also the inaugural chair for the SPARK workgroup.