2020 Board Of Directors Election
The PPAI Board of Directors election is now closed.
Each PPAI member company has a voice in the direction of your Association. If you are the voting contact of a member company, you are entitled to select two new qualified Directors who will represent your interests.
The election process is simplified for the voting membership. Candidates are nominated and vetted by their peers who identify them as possessing the skillsets and business acumen needed for the PPAI Board. After countless hours of interviews and a comprehensive review of qualifications, new Board member nominees are approved by your elected Board of Directors and are then endorsed by PPAI members like you.
This year's Board of Directors election will be conducted by a third party election administrator. The voting contact for each member company will have the opportunity to vote electronically. Please contact Anne Stone or 972.258.3041 if you have any questions.
Note to voting contacts: You will be emailed your 2020 username and password on September 1 to the email on file. These usernames and passwords are auto-generated for security reasons and will be different from your 2019 voting login.
Need To Update Your Company's Voting Contact
Please contact Anne Stone or our membership department, 888-426-7724, to update your records.
Note: Only the primary contact for the company can modify this information.
Get to Know Your Board Nominees
PPAI Board Election webinar available on-demand via our education portal Complimentary for PPAI Members and PPAI Associates
Information On Election Process
Transition From Election Process To Selection Process
Nominees for the Board of Directors are proposed as a slate and confirmed by the membership through an election and no longer individually elected by popular vote.
Allows better opportunity to constitute a Board of Directors with a balanced skill set and experience best suited for leading the organization into the future.
Makes the process less of a time-consuming, peer-to-peer competition, applies strategic foresight and brings transparency to the process.
“The quality of the candidates this year was stellar as was the process which, for the first time, focused on the analysis of the skills and competencies the board needs going forward. Significant time was spent on what the existing board skill sets are and what will be needed going forward. This made choosing between the stellar candidates clearer than ever as we know what competencies the board will benefit most from going forward.” - Dale Denham, MAS+ • Geiger
"The Leadership Advisory Committee (LAC) has put in countless hours over the past several months and I am impressed with the work they did along with the Elected Directors Nominating Committee (EDNC). I trust the process and am very pleased with those who have been put forward on the slate. A huge thank you to everyone that was involved in the process including all of the candidates." -Brittany David, MAS • SnugZ USA
Lapine Associates, Inc. (D06)
President and Owner
Number of years in the industry: 24+
Noah Lapine is president and co-owner of the Consumer Engagement Agency, Lapine (www.lapineinc.com), a 58-year-old third-generation family business. Lapine works with some of the world’s most-recognized brands, connecting brand strategy with merchandise to enable transformative consumer engagement and drive powerful business results. By offering end-to-end solutions built on the innovative combination of meaningful insights, scalable technology and quantifiable process efficiencies, Lapine has become an essential partner to the clients they serve. In 2020 Lapine became a 1% for the Planet company furthering their commitment to protecting our planet through the support of environmental causes. He joined Lapine in 1996 and has subsequently been involved in all phases of the agency’s development.
In 2017 Noah co-founded Effectus Partners (www.effectuspartners.com), a Miami-based Business Process Innovation company that architects and implements process efficiencies and solutions for major corporations. Effectus Partners earned the rank of No. 117 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Lapine serves as chairman of Effectus Partners. Before joining Lapine, he served as a corps member in Teach for America where he taught seventh grade English to students in rural Georgia.
Lapine serves on the Board of Directors for Children’s Learning Centers, Connecticut’s third-largest early childhood education provider, and the Mill River Park Collaborative. He was a founding board member and board chair of Stamford, Connecticut’s first charter high school, Stamford Academy. He is also a member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and a Corporator for First County Bank. Lapine received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester, and his Masters of Public Policy from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service as a dean’s scholar. He lives in Stamford with his wife and three children.
BEL Promo (S10) / BEL USA
Vice President and General Manager
Number of years in the industry: 25+
Alan Tabasky has been involved in the promotional products industry for over 25 years. He was the co-owner of Hurricane Line, an A-rated and five-star industry supplier from 1994-2010 with his wife Heidi, until they merged Hurricane Line with BEL Promo over 11 years ago. Tabasky is currently the vice president and general manager of BEL USA, the parent company of BEL Promo and Discount Mugs. Tabasky was also president of GCPPA for two terms and has volunteered on various PPAI committees over the years.
Tabasky has been married for 29 years to Heidi, and they still work together after all these years. They have two wonderful children, both recently graduating college and both with psychology degrees.
Articles On The Nominees & Election
The announcement in PPB Newslink (8/20/2020)