Track: New To The Industry
The Ultimate Tour Of PPAI Membership
This session will explain an overview of the different resources that are included in your membership at PPAI. Whether you are a new member or returning member, this session is a great place to start. Participants receive an overview of live and online education opportunities, certification, corporate responsibility, product safety awareness, diversity initiatives and what it all means for our industry. Participants will learn how to stay involved through the legislative activities and volunteer opportunities. Presenters will explain what supplier opportunities are available, what publications are available to members and will give an overview of our affinity partner program.
Anne Stone View speaker details
Director of Public Affairs
Anne Stone is the Director of Public Affairs for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Stone brings her background in public relations and communications to drive member advocacy and communicate product safety issues. Prior to joining PPAI, she worked with Conner Peripherals, then a Fortune 500 manufacturer of data storage solutions, where she managed media relations, special events and creative services. Stone also managed corporate communications for a manufacturer of high-performance visual display equipment, and was a senior account executive for a public relations agency. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Action Council and the Product Responsibility Action Council.
Kim Todora View speaker details
Public Relations Manager
Kim R. Todora is the Public Relations Manager for PPAI, responsible for directing comprehensive, integrated and buyer-targeted industry branding, media relations, social media, collegiate, trade show and industry outreach and awareness programs. Todora is an active member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Data & Marketing Association (DMA), and represents PPAI on the advisory council for Advertising Week and the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Prior to PPAI, Todora owned a marketing communications agency specializing in advertising, branding, public relations and cause marketing for more than 11 years. As a creative communications and branding strategist with more than 36 years’ experience in advertising and public relations with Bozell, J. Walter Thompson and The Todora Group, she has created communications, branding and sales success for a variety of clients, including American Airlines, Chili’s, Don Pablo’s, Texas Tornado Hockey, The Arena Group, Williams Communications, Doskocil Pet Products, BusyBody Home Fitness, Larry’s Shoes, Mariner Health, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, E-Systems/Raytheon, March of Dimes, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Ronald McDonald House, and many others.
Julie Kwan View speaker details
Diversity and Learning Engagement Manager
Julie Kwan is the Manager of Diversity and Learning Engagement at PPAI. She has more than 10 years' experience in learning and development as a program manager, instructional designer, training facilitator and webinar producer, and is a certified facilitator in Fierce Conversations. Kwan earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University and her master's degree in instructional and performance technology from Boise State University. Through her academic work, Kwan published a case study in the textbook, Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies, as well as two articles for ISPI’s online publication PerformanceXpress.
Kari Banner View speaker details
Affinity Program Manager
Kari Banner is the Affinity Program Manager at Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Her responsibilities include managing the relationships between PPAI's business partners and overseeing their performance. Day-to-day, Banner works to delivery a seamless, efficient experience for PPAI members.
Ellen Tucker View speaker details
Business Development Director
Ellen Tucker is the Business Development Director at PPAI. Tucker oversees the business development sales team, who sell on behalf of Expo, Expo East and all PPAI publications, as well as North American Leadership Conference, Tech Summit, Women's Leadership Conference and Product Responsibility Summit.
Danielle Renda View speaker details
Danielle Renda is the Associate Editor of Promotional Products Business (PPB), PPAI’s monthly magazine serving the promotional products industry. She has five years' experience writing for publications, working previously as a writer and social media manager for a lifestyle magazine, and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in interactive communications, both from Quinnipiac University. Renda's current responsibilities include writing and editing content for the magazine, editing content for Newslink and Promotional Consultant Today (PCT), PPAI’s e-newsletters, overseeing PPB’s web content and editing marketing materials. She currently serves as co-liaison to the Editorial Advisory Council.
Dana Geiger View speaker details
Regional Relations Manager
Dana Geiger is the Regional Relations Manager for PPAI. Geiger has more than 14 years' experience in the nonprofit arena, having been in the promotional products industry for the past eight of those years. Geiger has served in three regional associations as Executive Director, including VAPPA from 2010-2018, PPAF from 2012-2015 and CPPA from 2016-2018. Geiger's association management experience is enhanced by her expertise in marketing and her proven ability to help organizations focus on strategic growth.
Natalie Clark View speaker details
Director of PPAI Membership
Natalie Clark is the Director of PPAI's membership services department, overseeing recruitment and retention efforts for the Association. Clark has more than 20 years experience in sales, service and operations. She joined PPAI in 2013, oversees a staff of 13 and is responsible for approximately 40 percent of the overall revenue for the Association.
- When: Monday, June 03, 2019
- Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
- Where: Room 313
- MAS/CAS: CAS 1.0