Join the 2018 PPAI Rising Stars in this interactive session. We'll discuss what it is like to work in the Promotional Products Industry, how to recruit the next generation and much more.
Brittany David, MAS (Moderator)
Vice President of Sales, PPAI Board Chair
Brittany David, MAS, is the vice president of sales at SnugZ USA, a top 40 supplier. She is a 13-year veteran of the promotional products industry and has been with SnugZ for eight years. Previously, David worked at SAGE Quick Technologies Inc. after her career in the hospitality industry. She currently serves as the Chair of the PPAI Board of Directors and has volunteered on numerous PPAI committees and regional events.
Vice President of Sales
Britney Godsey- a social media fanatic, snowboard junkie and a constant soldier in the waging war of sales mediocrity is the reigning VP of Sales for the over $40 million top 40 supplier Gold Bond Inc. After time spent as one of Gold Bond’s highest producing reps in company history; she’s now developed a passion for advancing the promotional channel through speaking out on her experiences in the business and elevating the need for promo with purpose. In addition to governing a 50+ man team, Britney is also a pioneer for the group PROMO CARES- a promotional community dedicated to people within the industry who find a way to channel a giveback movement through their business. Britney’s current mission is to develop a way to show the industry how Gold Bond can be an industry source for partnership and creativity, not simply a resource for promotional products.
Jason Lucash caught the entrepreneurial bug early, having launched his first business as a third-grader in the San Francisco suburb of Danville, California—and he’s had the same entrepreneurial spirit for innovation ever since. In his early career, Lucash successfully ran various marketing campaigns for Major League Soccer and later JanSport, where he increased the company’s collegiate business by 50 percent in three years. In August 2009, Lucash and his business partner Mike Szymczak launched Origaudio, which is now recognized worldwide. Lucash appeared on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, where the company received an investment from billionaire businessman, investor and TV personality Robert Herjavec. Most recently Lucash was named Entrepreneur magazine’s “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year” and has seen Origaudio named to Inc. magazine’s prestigious “500 Fastest Growing Companies in America” list five times. Lucash, a UC Davis graduate, spends the majority of his time traveling the world speaking about entrepreneurship, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.
Director of Senior Living
Zack Ottenstein is Director of Senior Living for The Image Group. He joined the company 18 months ago and has doubled the division’s annual business during that time frame. Previously, Zack led marketing communications for a publicly traded real estate investment group that is the largest owner of senior living communities in the US. He also served on the company’s investment team participating in more than $3 Billion of transactions. He began his career as a television reporter for ABC.
Zack serves on the boards of a charitable foundation and two charitable organizations focused on education. He is also on the board of two startup health care technology companies. He grew up in Chicago and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2005 with honors.
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