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 Member
Brittany David, MAS, a 10-year veteran of the promotional products industry, is the vice president of sales at West Jordan, Utah-based supplier SnugZ USA, where she has been for the past five years. Prior to that, David was the trade-show management services manager at SAGE Quick Technologies, Inc. in Addison, Texas. She currently serves as chairman of 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 she continues to serve as co-chair of the PPAF Expo Committee for the third year. David also volunteers for the Utah Food Bank, Primary Children’s Hospital and various community service projects with the SnugZ GiveZ community service committee.
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 launched his first business as a third-grader in the San Francisco suburb of Danville, California and has had the same entrepreneurial spirit since then. In his early career, Jason successfully ran various marketing campaigns for Major League Soccer and later JanSport, where he increased their collegiate business by 50% in over three years. In August 2009, Jason and his business partner Mike Szymczak launched Origaudio, which is now recognized worldwide. Lucash appeared on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank” where they received an investment from billionaire Robert Herjavec. Most recently Jason was named Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year” and has seen Origaudio named to the prestigious INC. Magazine “500 Fastest Growing Companies in America” list five times. Lucash, a UC Davis graduate, spends the majority of his time traveling around the world speaking about entrepreneurship, creativity, and thinking outside the box. He currently lives in the San Francisco bay area where he heads Origaudio’s corporate office and still travels for fun as he continues to expand the business.
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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