WLC 2022: Diversity and Sustainability
Recorded On: 06/28/2022
|Corporate social responsibility is having its day in the sun. Rarely do you have a conversation with a buyer without the topics of sustainability and diverse spending being a part of the conversation. This session will address what you need to know, what you need to say (and not say) and steps to make you stand out.|
Chief Compliance Officer, PromoShop Inc.
Kim Bakalyar, PromoShop Inc’s Chief Compliance Officer, started work in the promotional products industry in 1980 on the distributor side and joined forces with PromoShop, Inc. in 2004 as director of supplier relations. Kim has worked in all aspects on the distributor side while focusing primarily on research, sourcing, vendor relations and product safety and responsibility. Kim is a past president of SAAC and has previously volunteered on the PPAI Promotional Apparel Advisory Council and PPAI Distributors Committee. She is a current member of the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG).
Vice President Product Development & Global Supply
Cheron Coleman has been in the promotional products industry for more than 20 years, and she is the Vice President of Product Development & Global Supply at alphabroder, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of soft-goods and hard-goods. She leads the soft-goods team responsible for global sourcing, corporate compliance, production management, quality assurance and control, and international logistics for the Private Brand soft-good enterprise.
Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS+
CE Competitive Edge LLC
Anne Stone, CAE, MAS
Director of Advocacy and Member Engagement
Anne Stone, CAE is the director of advocacy and member engagement at PPAI, responsible for guiding PPAI's legislative and government relations efforts, which includes taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, D.C., to advocate directly to U.S. lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Stone also oversees the Association's product responsibility programs, including the development of industry best practices and the PPAI Product Safety Summit, a two-day education event focused specifically on product responsibility issues. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Advisory Council and the Product Responsibility Advisory Group.
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