Laura Holt, MAS, Geiger regional vice president, retired on April 13 after 18 years with the company.

Lewiston, Maine-based distributor Geiger (PPAI 105182) acquired Holt’s company, Holt Marketing Group Ltd, in 2000. She had established the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company in 1984. After joining Geiger, Holt served in a variety of sales management capacities throughout several regions in the country. Holt has served as an Arizona Promotional Products Association (AzPPA) board member and as chair for the AzPPA Expo in 2004/2005, and on the PPEF Board of Trustees in 2011. She was recognized as a 2008 ASI Woman of Distinction and was named to the 2010 ASI Best Dressed List, and was a 2017 PPB Best Boss.

“As I reflect back, I hope I had a positive and effective impact on the many wonderful people who were part of this journey,” says Holt. “I’ve made many close friends, had some great experiences and feel a strong sense of accomplishment. Those memories and friendships will be always cherished. I have always enjoyed each chapter in my life and am looking forward to the next one. As I enter this new chapter I will travel, read, antique and continue to search for interesting and unusual restaurants. I hope to see many of you in the future. Thanks to the industry and to the many people at Geiger for helping me have a rewarding career.”