PPAI’s incoming board members are (from left) Danny Rosin, co-president of distributor Brand Fuel, Inc.; Sharon Willochell, president of supplier Trimark; and RAC Delegate to the PPAI Board, D’Anna Zimmer, the Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana business development manager for BAG MAKERS, Inc.

PPAI announced the final results from the Association’s 2016 Board of Directors election this morning in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, welcoming Danny Rosin, co-president of distributor Brand Fuel, Inc. (UPIC: bfuel001), and Sharon Willochell, president of supplier Trimark (UPIC: TRIMARK). In addition, D’Anna Zimmer, the Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana business development manager for BAG MAKERS, Inc., (UPIC: BAGMAKRS), has been appointed as the RAC Delegate to the PPAI board. The new board members and RAC board delegate will begin their terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2017. Rosin and Willochell will serve four-year terms, while Zimmer’s term is for two years.

“I am excited to welcome Danny, Sharon and D’Anna to PPAI’s board,” says Tom Goos, MAS, PPAI Board Chair. “They are experienced, passionate leaders and the industry and its members are lucky to have them. I look forward to what they accomplish over the next few years.”

Goos adds, “I also want to extend my thanks to all of the candidates in this year’s election. They displayed an impressive depth of talent, enthusiasm and expertise. We are privileged to have such an excellent slate of candidates stand up in support of the industry and the Association.”

The board of directors is the governing body for PPAI and plays a major role in directing its strategic activities, adopting policies and approving budgets to carry out the work of the Association. PPAI’s incoming board members bring diverse backgrounds and experiences to the Association’s volunteer leadership.

A 26-year industry professional, Rosin has served on a number of PPAI committees and presented at the North American Leadership Conference as a featured speaker. He is also an active co-founder of PromoKitchen and is serving as president of the Carolinas Association of Advertising and Marketing Professionals (CAAMP), his regional association. In his community, Rosin is the co-founder and a volunteer leader of Band Together, an organization that raises over $1 million annually for a different nonprofit through live concert events. Additionally, he has been a speaker at Creative Mornings, is a member of The Harvard 100 and is a board member for The American Marketing Association, Triangle Chapter. Rosin and his wife have two daughters.

Willochell has worked in the promotional products for nearly 20 years and is a longtime volunteer with PPAI, having served on the Women’s Leadership Conference Workgroup and as a speaker for WLC and for the North American Leadership Conference. She has also been a speaker for the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada and several PPAI panels. In her community, Willochell has served on the board of directors for Leadership Pittsburgh and on committees for the American Heart Association and Strong Women, Strong Girls. Her previous work experience includes stints at Deloitte & Touche and Alcoa. Willochell and her husband, Ron, have a nine-year-old son, Jonah.

Zimmer has worked as a supplier rep for more than 19 years. She has been involved with the Promotional Products Association Southwest (PPAS) since early in her career and has served two terms as board vice president, two terms as president and several terms as RAC Delegate. She is a four-time participant in PPAI’s Legislative Education Action Day (L.E.A.D.) and helped PPAS host L.E.A.D. Local in Austin, Texas, in 2015. Additionally, Zimmer is involved with mission outreach work at Prestonwood Baptist Church.  She leads the Prayer Ministry for her Bible Fellowship class, The Encouragers, which was the class started by Zig Ziglar.

Learn more about these new board members and their insights on current topics in the November issue of PPB magazine.