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December 2016 AzPPA E-Newsletter
Meet the 2017 Board
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Meet Your 2017 Board Members!
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. 
The 2017 Event Calendar will be published soon!  
Watch this space for information on our wonderful upcoming events!
We have big plans for 2017 - factory tours, an educational event for Chinese New Year, lots of fun social activities!

And if you have an idea for an event or an activity, be sure to contact a member of the Board.  You can reach any of the committee Chairs by reaching out to them directly or by contacting Betsy -  We would love to have your assistance as a volunteer or as an event coordinator!
SAVE THE DATE!  The 2017 AzPPA Expo Returns to the Arizona Grand in August!  
Exhibitor Set Up on Monday 8/28 -- Tradeshow on Tuesday 8/29 -- See you There!!
Make a "Splash" with AzPPA!  
We are introducing an industry-first sponsorship program!
Supplier Members, if you want to make an even bigger "splash" with our AzPPA membership, consider participating in the newly introduced AzPPA Sponsorship Program.  Click here for complete details on how to partner with us in the coming year.  And if you still have questions, reach out to Jim Gordon, our VP and Sponsorship Chair at
Featured Member Benefit - Constant Contact  
We've partnered with Constant Contact - 
Have you signed up yet?

The AzPPA Board is always looking for ways to increase your member benefits. And now we're debuting another new benefit. Even if you're already using Constant Contact for your email marketing, you will be able to benefit from AzPPA's partnership.

Will We See You In Vegas?
The PPAI Expo - January 8 - 12, 2017
Come support all of our Amazing Suppliers!