PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE (second left) and PPEF Foundation Manager Sara Besly (third from left) and the Association’s staff hosted members of PPEF’s 2016 and newly-elected 2017 executive committees this week at its offices in Irving, Texas. Visitors included (from left) Immediate Past Chair Pat Dugan, MAS; 2016 Vice Chair – Scholarship Carol de Ville, MAS; 2016 Immediate Past Chair Kippie Helzel, MAS; Vice Chair – Strategic Planning & Budget Drew Davis, MAS; Chair Lori Bauer; Vice Chair – Scholarships Brian Porter; Vice Chair – Fundraising Paula Shulman, CAS; 2016 Vice Chair – Strategic Planning/Budget David Tate; and Vice Chair – Marketing & Recognition Stephanie Preston.

This week PPAI hosted a visit from the Promotional Products Education Foundation’s (PPEF) executive committee. Members of both PPEF’s 2016 and newly-elected 2017 executive committees met at the Association’s Irving, Texas, headquarters to develop plans and budget for 2017 as well as longer-term strategic planning on the future direction of PPEF. The final plans from the two-day session will go to the PPEF Board of Trustees for approval.