AIA Corporation (PPAI 101364, D12) has appointed new members to the Appleton, Wisconsin, distributor’s Owner Advisory Council (OAC). Now in its 11th year, the OAC works closely with AIA leadership to ensure the success and growth of AIA’s nearly 300 independent owners.

Incoming OAC members include Tom Bagli, CEO and owner of Bluestone Marketing, Inc. Bagli has been with AIA for 18 years and will serve as the chair of the OAC. Also joining the OAC are Lisa Fronek, owner of Generate Sales and Marketing, who has been with AIA for nine years; Chase Murphy, CEO of MDM Pro, who joined AIA in 2020; and Maria Perez, president of AIA Effective Promos, who has been with AIA for 21 years.

“Our new OAC members bring a diverse set of perspectives and business experiences, while also sharing AIA’s core values,” says Joél Bastien, senior vice president of owner success. “They were all recruited and nominated with input from AIA’s Leadership team and Owner Success team. We are excited for the new OAC to bring a measured and an independent mind to speak for the greater good of the owner community.”

OAC members provide feedback to AIA leadership on matters that affect the continued growth and success of owners; test new solutions, services and innovations developed by AIA that could benefit AIA owners; and mentor owners in their geographic region. OAC members are appointed to a one-year term but may be reappointed for a second year.

“On behalf of the OAC, we are very excited to work with AIA leadership and to be the voice on behalf of our peers,” says Perez. “We are committed to serving our fellow owners personally and professionally, and in conjunction with AIA, building a true partnership for growth and success.”