Michele Jennrich, MAS, supplier representative of Michigan-based Howard Miller Co., has been selected as recipient of the 2019 PPAI Distinguished Service Award. Jennrich will be honored during the Chairman’s Leadership Dinner at The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, January 13-17, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

“Michele is a change-maker whose dedication and leadership set an example for all of us,” says Paul Bellantone, CAE, PPAI president and CEO. “For her commitment and service to this great industry, PPAI is proud to recognize Michele Jennrich with the Distinguished Service Award.”

Jennrich is an independent sales representative with more than 40 years in the industry. She served as a regional association legislative chair from 2009-2010, and she was the 2008-2009 chair of the Promotional Professional Mentoring Network. She has served in key roles and dedicated countless volunteer hours to PPAI work and advisory groups, committees and councils, and has been a dedicated participant in PPAI’s Legislative Education and Action Day since its inception in 2010.

Jennrich’s tireless service also includes the SAAGNY Board of Directors, serving from 1992-1999 as a director, treasurer, secretary, vice president and president. In 2011, she was recognized as the RAC Volunteer of the Year and in 2016 as a PPAI Fellow. She is also a member of the SAAGNY Hall of Fame.

The Distinguished Service Award celebrates PPAI members who consistently contribute their skills and expertise toward the betterment of the Association. Through volunteer service or by offering their leadership to PPAI, these members generously share their time, energy and talents for the benefit of the industry.