2023 Board Of Directors Election
The PPAI Board of Directors election is open from August 28 through September 4.
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.
A third-party election administrator will conduct this year's Board of Directors election. The voting contact for each member company will have the opportunity to vote electronically. Please contact Shannon Johnson if you have any questions.
Note to voting contacts: You will be emailed your 2023 username and password on August 28 to the email on file. These usernames and passwords are auto-generated for security reasons and will be different from any previous voting logins.
Need To Update Your Company's Voting Contact
Please contact our membership department, at 888-426-7724, to update your records. Note: Only the primary contact for the company can modify this information.
The Image Group (PPAI 103424)
Zack Ottenstein joined the promotional products industry with The Image Group – one of PPAI’s top 100 distributors– in 2016 and became president in 2020. During his tenure, he led the company’s transformation into a vertical-focused marketing solutions business. Prior to joining The Image Group, Zack served as an investment analyst and director of marketing communications for Welltower, a $40B+ enterprise value company. He received several awards for financial reporting excellence from NAREIT, the REIT industry’s largest financial trade group, and helped the company grow by $25B during a rapid consolidation cycle in the senior living industry. Zack graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2005. He is currently a board member for several local nonprofits and is also a highly involved member of the Young Presidents’ Organization.
Pop! Promos (PPAI 564497)
CEO & Founder
Erin Reilly is the CEO and founder of Pop! Promos. As a senior in college, Erin (and her best friend Sterling) started making pantone matched sunglasses and accidentally fell head over heels into the industry. Ten years later, Pop! Promos is the industry's leading rapid importer - making custom simple (r) for the industry's most creative distributors! Erin has worn just about every hat at Pop! Promos, scaling the company from a small start up to an organization with over 125 employees with offices in four countries. Erin loves strategic planning, creative problem solving, and establishing processes around complex challenges. Erin serves on the Womens Leadership Work Group. Pop! Promos has won dozens of industry awards including Pyramid Awards, Supplier Entrepreneurs of the Year, Fastest Growing Supplier, and Most Creative Supplier.
Erin earned her undergraduate degree in International Studies and History from Johns Hopkins University and a masters degree in History from Johns Hopkins University.
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.