Terry Ramsay has joined PPAI as associate editor on the Association’s publications team. She brings a strong background in communications and project management in a variety of industries to the role. PPB Newslink sat down with Ramsay to learn more about the newest member of the Association’s team.

PPB Newslink: What was your professional background before joining the association?

Terry Ramsay: I worked as a freelance writer and marketing consultant in a variety of different industries, including nonprofit, financial services, education and tech. Prior to that, I worked in communications for the Autism Society of North Carolina. This position featured a lot of writing but also required a “jack-of-all-trades” mentality, including jumping in to help with marketing planning and event management for our annual conference.

PPB Newslink: What attracted you to your new position within the Association?

Ramsay: At heart, I am a writer and grammar nerd, so I was excited about the opportunity to contribute to PPAI’s communications, and especially to PPB. I worked in traditional and digital marketing for years, so I was also excited to learn about the promotional products industry, which is relatively new to me.

PPB Newslink: What are your initial objectives for the position?

Ramsay: I have been very impressed with the level of expertise at PPAI, so my initial objective is to learn as much as possible from the professionals around me. I am excited to be attending the BIC Graphic Media Day in St. Petersburg, Florida, this week so that I can get to know the supplier side firsthand.

PPB Newslink: Outside of PPAI, what are your interests?

Ramsay: I love to hang out with my husband and two daughters. We are an active family, so we enjoy playing tennis, riding bikes and snow skiing. When we travel, we like to try new activities such as hiking local spots or taking surfing lessons. I’m also an avid reader.