PPB Presents Podcast: Leadership In A New Reality
Recorded On: 04/21/2020
In this episode, PPB presents Leadership In A New Reality with our guests, Jo-an Lantz, MAS, president and CEO of Geiger and Norm Hullinger, CAS, CEO of Alphabroder. Our moderator is Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI.
Jo-an Lantz, MAS
Chief Operating Officer, EVP and a member of the Board of Directors for Geiger
Jo-an Lantz, MAS is Chief Operating Officer, EVP and a member of the Board of Directors for Geiger. She represents Geiger as the sole US member of the international group WAGE (World Advertising Gift Exchange) serving on their Presidium as Secretary / Treasurer. She served as President for 6 years. WAGE is a 60 year organization with 21 members from 20 different countries. She has served on a variety of different industry groups and associations including former Chair of the Board of Directors of PPAI. Jo-an was inducted in the PPAI Hall of Fame in 2009. She is a former ASI International Person of the Year (2004), and a member of ASI Power 50, and the 2014 PPB Woman of Distinction. Jo-an is an avid Fund Raiser serving on the PPEF Board twice, once as Chair. She also works with a number of non-profits in training fund raisers in endurance events.
Norm Hullinger, CAS
President and CEO
Norm Hullinger, CAS, is CEO of supplier Alphabroder. Since joining the company in 2003, Hullinger has led it through significant milestones, including the 2017 acquisition of supplier Prime Line. He currently serves on the PPAI board of directors.
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.