PPAI presents its annual Distinguished Service Award to Association members who consistently contribute their skills and expertise toward the betterment of the organization. Through volunteer service or by offering their leadership to PPAI, these are members who generously give the gift of their energy, time and enthusiasm. The 2022 PPAI Distinguished Service Award recipients are Brandon Mackay, MAS, president and CEO of supplier SnugZ USA, and David Regan, MAS, vice president of sales and marketing at distributor The Vernon Company.

Mackay has volunteered with PPAI committees and work groups for almost 20 years, beginning with the Association’s Technology Committee in 2002. Since then, he has served on numerous other volunteer groups and currently sits on PPAI’s Leadership Advisory Committee. He also served on PPAI’s Board of Directors from 2008-2012, where he held the vice chair, member services, position from 2010-2012.

A two-time participant in PPAI’s Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.), Mackay is also a frequent industry speaker and author. He was named a PPAI Fellow in 2016 and to ASI’s Power 50 for five years running, from 2016 to 2020.

A dedicated volunteer, Regan has served on an extensive line-up of PPAI committees and work groups over the past 16 years. He is the current leader of the North American Leadership Conference (NALC) Work Group but has also served on the MAS/CAS Certification Committee, the Leadership Advisory Committee, the Awards Advisory Committee and many others.

Regan has presented education sessions at The PPAI Expo and shared his insights at regional association events and elsewhere. In 2019, he was presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Caribbean Advertising Specialties Association and named a PPAI Fellow in 2016.