Thanks to all of the amazing volunteers who stepped up to be part of the 2017/2018 Board!
Continuing on the Board for 2017:
Nancy Gosewisch, President
Nancy has served on the Board for several years and has chaired both the Membership and Professional Development committees, along with serving as part of the Executive Committee since being named Vice President in 2015. Nancy is a supplier and the owner of the local office of Browse25.
Jamie Ondrejko, President-Elect
This is the 2nd time that Jamie has served on the AzPPA Board, returning in 2016 as the Vice President. She has chaired the Professional Development committee during her previous tenure, and will continue in that role in the coming year. Jamie is a distributor, serving as the Division Sales VP for Geiger
Jim Gordon, Vice President
Jim was appointed to fill a vacancy on the AzPPA Board in early 2016, and has worked hard this year to develop a first-in-the-industry sponsorship program for our regional association. Coming into 2017 he joins the Executive Committee by being named our VP. Jim owns his own distributorship, Northstar Identity.
Damon Subasa, Treasurer
Damon has been selected to continue as our Treasurer for the 2nd consecutive year, and is entering his 2nd year on the AzPPA Board. Along with overseeing our financial activities, Damon has been the Chair of the Communications Committee and will continue overseeing our digital communication efforts in 2017. Damon is a supplier, the Business Development Manager for Proinnovative.
James "Goose" Gosewisch, Director
One of the most versatile members of the team, Goose was just re-elected for another 2 year term on the Board. He is our "go-to guy" for any special projects, and served as the Co-Chair for the 2016 AzPPA Expo, where he introduced the much-appreciated Shuttle Service for our attendees. Goose is a distributor, the owner of GNG Design Enterprises.
Melissa Hoffman, Immediate Past President
Melissa will continue as an active, but non-voting member, of the 2017 Board of Directors, acting as an advisor to the Executive Committee and, for the third year in a row, serving as the Chair of the AzPPA Expo. Melissa is a supplier, the Sales Manager for Huffermen.
New Directors for 2017:
For the first time in years we have 6 new Directors joining the Board, bringing us to the maximum of 11 Board Members and allowing us to spread out the committee responsibilities and bring more fresh ideas to the table!
Heather Ashlock, Director
Distributor, Spartan Promotional Group
Chair of the Communications Committee and serving on the Professional Development/Education Committee
Nancy Clawson, Director
Distributor, Identity Promotional Marketing
Chair of the Volunteer Committee and serving on the Communications Committee
Donna Day, Director
Supplier, McCreary's Tees
Co-Chair of the Social Events Committee
Mary Glock, Director
Distributor, Sandstone Promotions
Co-Chair of the 2017 AzPPA Expo and serving on the Professional Development/Education Committee
Marc Hawkins, Director
Distributor, HP2 Promotions
Co-Chair of the Membership Committee and Co-Chair of the Sponsorship Committee
Eric Johnson, Director
Supplier, Halls & Co./ID Line
Co-Chair of the Membership Committee
Oh, and in case you hadn't heard....
... we also have a new Executive Director
Betsy Andrade, MBA, CAS
Coming to the Executive Director position in September this year, Betsy has a unique perspective on managing the Association. She has been a distributor for more than 15 years, with her own iPROMOTEu affiliated distributorship for nearly 7 years. She served on the AzPPA Board from 2012 through 2016 as a member of the Professional Development Committee and as Co-President. As Past President, she has been an active advisor to the Board since 2014, and this year was the Chair of the Leadership Celebration at the AzPPA Expo.