Get To Know Your Board Nominees
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PPAI Board Election opens September 9 - 30! Before you vote, get to know the nominees firsthand at the “virtual Town Hall meeting”. Mark your calendar for the live virtual event, August 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm Central.
This is a great opportunity to hear from the Board Slate Nominees for the 2019 Election. The meeting will be facilitated by Brittany David, MAS, PPAI Board Chair and Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI President and CEO. Each Board nominee will be answering questions that reflect their skill sets that align with the Board’s current focus and strategic plan.
This webinar has been set up for all PPAI members to participate live or to access on-demand. If you’re unable to participate on the live webinar, we encourage you to submit questions in advance to Anne Stone at email@example.com or Paul Bellantone, CAE at firstname.lastname@example.org. The playback of the virtual Town Hall meeting will be available after the event.
Visit the PPAI Board Election web page for more information about the nominees, the election process and general information.
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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 15,500 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.
Brittany David, MAS
Vice President of Sales, PPAI Board Chair
Brittany David, MAS, vice president of sales at West Jordan, Utah-based supplier SnugZ USA, is a 10-year veteran of the promotional products industry. She has been with SnugZ USA for five years. Prior to that, she was the trade show management services manager at SAGE Quick Technologies Inc. in Addison, Texas. David is currently serving on the PPAI Board of Directors and Expo East Advisory Board, is board liaison to the Supplier Committee and member of the Power Meeting advisory group, and continues to serve as co-chair of the PPAF Expo Committee for the third consecutive year. She also volunteers for the Utah Food Bank, Primary Children's Hospital and various community service projects with the SnugZ GiveZ community service committee.
Dawn Olds, CAS
senior vice president of operations, HALO Branded Solutions
Dawn Olds, CAS, has been in management for over 20 years, spanning three focus areas: accounting, information technology and general operations. She has developed and managed project integration plans for dozens of successful acquisitions. Olds has been the executive sponsor for several Lean Six Sigma projects. Her career highlights also include mentoring and developing dozens of professionals within the HALO organization and promoting them. In addition to the development of people, Olds dedicates time to volunteering for Junior Achievement, is a mentor for a high school entrepreneur program, and is a member of the Women’s Professional Network. She holds a bachelor’s in information systems and an associate degree in accounting.
president, Showdown Displays
Kevin Walsh has participated in virtually every facet of the industry: distributor, imprinter/embellisher, soft-goods manufacturer, brand ambassador and currently, hard-goods manufacturer. He has launched and grown multi-million-dollar businesses and product lines from the ground up. He has contributed to the success of Showdown Displays for the last eight years of his professional career. Kevin’s leadership philosophy includes the belief in having vision and clarity to recognize evolving landscapes, and the courage to embrace the change needed to succeed.
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