Strategies for Advancing People of Color in the Promo Industry
Includes a Live Event on 11/02/2021 at 1:00 PM (CDT)
This highly engaging discussion will focus on the importance of building diverse strategic alliances. The panelists will explore the process for building engagement that meets the business needs of communities of color in the promotional products industry. Ethnic minorities are growing in the U.S. and they will represent up to $6.1 trillion in purchasing power by the year 2045 (U.S. Small Business Administration, 2007). This discussion will highlight the challenges of breaking through systematic barriers and share best practices for creating a diverse network while leveraging resources for successful engagement.
CFJ Legacy Group
June Perdue Jenkins is the owner of CFJ Legacy Group, a technology and marketing consulting firm located in Plano, Texas. She holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from Stephens College; Columbia, Missouri and has over 35 years of experience in marketing and IT consulting. June’s employment at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) provided her the opportunity to develop application systems for a $5 billion book of business for clients in the insurance, banking, and telecommunications industries. June’s success in these areas earned her a coveted UIA award presented by EDS’s CEO for outstanding leadership and technology innovation. Recently, she has received awards and recognition from Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce, Junior League of Collin County, Greater North Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club, and Plano magazine. In addition, she received the Woman of Color Award in Sales and Marketing Leadership from US Black Engineering magazine. June is a graduate of Leadership Texas and Leadership Dallas. She served as the first chair of the National Technology Task Force for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for 13 years. She has also served on the board of directors for Promotional Products Association Southwest, Community Math and Science Group, the Infant and Toddler Intervention Program of North Texas, National Sales Network, and Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce. Active in the business community, June has served in leadership roles with Business Networking International (BNI), Empress Exchange Women’s Network, and Women of Visionary Influence (WOVI). Currently, she is a member of the Junior League of Collin County and the Plano Metro Rotary Club. She is the past president of the Metropolitan Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where under her leadership she helped develop a health services program for low-income families in the area; a self-development program for young ladies; awarded over $50K in scholarships for local students; and developed an entrepreneurship program for women.
June’s passion is serving the Black community. She was married to the late Charles Jenkins, who was the manager of the City of Plano jail. Her husband used his knowledge of the criminal justice system through his church’s jail ministry program, to help assist African Americans who were incarcerated. This spurred June’s initiative to lead the efforts to re-activate the Collin County Branch of the NAACP where she is currently serving her third term as branch president. Under her leadership, they hosted a free Legal Aid Clinic for low-income families in Collin County, hosted a back-to-school drive, and worked with the Collin County District Attorney on an Expungement Initiative. The branch organized the African American Coalition of Collin County for collaborative efforts of groups across Collin County to empower, engage, and educate the community during the 2020 Census and 2020 Elections. During the pandemic, June has helped lead volunteer efforts to provide free COVID-19 testing and food to families in need. Most recently, June has founded The Equity Factor, a nonprofit organization that will identify factors in a community that helps create equity and build access to resources for people of color through awareness, education, communication, programs, events, and training.
In her spare time, June plays golf, solves crossword puzzles, and reads. She uses her connections in the promotional products industry to help donate and give back to her community. She is the proud mother of MacKenzie, a recent graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in Human & Civil Rights pursuing a legal career in education advocacy.
Senior Account Executive
Cindy Tsuji is a senior account executive with Image Source in Kirkland, Washington, who discovered the promo industry after 20 years in corporate sales. Tsuji has a passion and love for hospitality, healthcare, being of service to others and spreading joy through thoughtfully crafted merchandise experiences. Committed to seeing a more diverse and inclusive promo industry in the future, Tsuji is a Promo-Kitchen volunteer, PPAI DEI Task Force member, and she leads Image Source’s DEI Council. A passionate global traveler and endurance athlete, she has completed a half marathon on all seven continents. If not traveling, running or in hot yoga studio, she enjoys time with her dog Emi and supporting causes dear to her heart.
Bob McLean, CPA (Moderator)
Executive Vice President
Bob McLean, CPA, is PPAI's executive vice president. He was hired in June 2008 as chief financial officer and is responsible for finance and administration, information technology and the Promotional Products Education Foundation. In October 2011, Bob was promoted to EVP and assumed responsibility for all revenue-producing products and services at PPAI. These include the business development, membership sales, trade shows, publications, and education and certification departments. Bob has an MBA in finance from the University of Miami in Florida and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events and serves on its budget and finance committee. He is also a member of the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.
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