PPAI Woman Of Achievement Yearbook
The PPAI Woman of Achievement Award recognizes a woman who has led the way in the advancement of women in the industry, exhibited outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the industry and her community.
|Carol Aastad, MAS||Margaret Custer-Ford, MAS||Margie Price, MAS||Mary Ann Farmer|
|Janelle Nevins*||Roni Wright, MAS||Jo-an Lantz, MAS||Maribeth Sandford, CAS|
|Sherri Lennarson, MAS||Mary A. Dobsch||Teresa Moisant, MAS||Marsha Londe|
|Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS||Daryll Griffin, MAS||Irene Kogutt, MAS*|
PPAI Distinguished Service Award Yearbook
The PPAI Distinguished Service Award is presented to members who consistently contribute their skills and expertise towards the betterment of the Association. Through volunteer service or by offering their leadership to PPAI, these are members who generously give the benefit of their energy, time and enthusiasm for the Association.
|Cliff Quicksell, Jr. MAS+||Steve Sellers, MAS *||H.D. “Joe” Stratton, MAS*||Charles L. Chelstrom, CAS *|
|Bennie F. Giles, III, MAS||H. Wayne Roberts, MAS||Irene Kogutt, MAS*||Stephen D. Newfield, CAS *|
|Jo-an Lantz, MAS||Charles Pecher||D. Alan Christopher||Gene Geiger, MAS+|
|Mary Ann Farmer||H. Wingfield Hughes, MAS||Gary M. Werner||Dennis Gorman|
|Roni Wright, MAS||Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS||Carol Aastad, MAS||Mike Burns, CAS|
|Christopher Duffy, MAS||Patricia A. Dugan, MAS||Joel D. Schaffer, MAS||Margie Price, MAS|
|Sherri C. Lennarson, MAS||Michael M. Woody, CAS||Mike Schenker, MAS||Bruce Felber, MAS|
|Teresa Moisant, MAS||Joseph Scott||Charles Duggan II, MAS+||William “Bill” Lazarus, MAS|
|Michele Jennrich, MAS||Rick Brenner, MAS+||Kippie Helzel, MAS|
PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Yearbook
The PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award is presented to PPAI members who have shown long-standing empathy, devotion, and commitment to improving quality of life and bringing about change for the betterment of a “community”. This tireless volunteer has exhibited exemplary devotion and volunteerism to non-profit, civic, charitable and/or educational organizations committed to the needs of the communities they serve.
|Margie Price, MAS||Harvey Mackler, MAS||Peter Geiger||Barbara Dail, MAS|
|Mark S. Gilman, CAS||H. Wayne Roberts, MAS||Daryll Griffin, MAS||Rod Brown, CAS|
About H. "Ted" Olson, Jr. (1929-2010)
H. “Ted” Olson, Jr. enjoyed long and successful careers, including Director of Human Resources for Union Carbide, President of Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and as a promotional products sales consultant. From an early age, Ted’s personal commitments to service guided his life. He was very proud to achieve Distinguished Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver, Silver Buffalo, the Spurgeon Award and a Baden Powell Fellowship with the Boy Scouts of America. He consistently chose to share his time and resources with worthwhile organizations including the Advisory Council of the Salvation Army, the International Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the Irving Rotary Club, the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians, Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce’s Sister Cities Board, the Board of the DFW Humane Society, the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau and Meeting Planners International (MPI) of which he was a founding member.
PPAI Hall Of Fame
The idea to establish a Promotional Products Hall of Fame was conceived in 1973 to honor those individuals whose contributions to the products industry are not only noteworthy but go beyond their own companies. The nominations for the first Hall of Fame candidates took place in 1976 and resulted in the induction of seven candidates in 1977.
The highest distinction that the promotional products industry bestows on its professional is induction into the PPAI Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes exceptional contributions to and long-term involvement with PPAI and the industry.
|Horace K. Atkins*||Harold A. Lufkin*||Richard H. McCleery*||Carl E. Rosenfeld, MAS*|
|Joseph M. Segel||William F. Vernon, Sr.*||Charles A. Ward*||Leonard J. Bray*|
|James Y. Canfield*||Raymond A. Geiger, CAS*||Edmund B. Osbourne*||Jay Sadler Shaw*|
|Robert E. Yaw*||Fred O. Coble, CAS*||Jasper Freemont Meek*||Thomas D. Murphy*|
|Robert C. Rollings MAS*||James T. Albert*||Herbert Huse Bigelow*||Herman F. Grotte*|
|Dean C. Mathews*||J. Howard Pecher, CAS*||Harry S. Rosenberg, CAS*||Russell H. Woodlief*|
|Harry J. Friedman*||Stanley V. Linham, CAS*||Sidney X. Shore, CAS*||Almand “Bo” Carroll*|
|Jay F. Shaw, CAS*||William F. Vernon, Jr., CAS||Collins T. Dawson, CAS*||Ford Thomas Rose, MAS*|
|Ann Morrissey-Roelfs, CAS*||Jack Nadel*||N. Donald Edwards, CAS||T. R. Gerlach*|
|C. Ralph Loder*||Maurice W. Cohn*||George L. Herpel, Ph. D.*||Benjamin S. Whitehead*|
|Stephen E. Slack*||Glen R. Holt, MAS, CIP*||Marshall Sipkins*||Margaret Custer-Ford, MAS|
|Russell B. French||Mark S. Gilman, CAS||Gene P. Cesario, MAS*||H. Ted Olson, MAS*|
|Marvin Spike, MAS*||Charles B. Wright, Sr.*||Vincent J. Arena, Sr.*||Ernest Hazel III, CAS*|
|H. Wayne Roberts, MAS||Charles L. Chelstrom, CAS*||George C. Matteson, Jr., CAS*||H. D. “Joe” Stratton, MAS*|
|Joseph G. Lipic, Sr., MAS||Willis M. Bywater||Frank A. Geiger*||John G. Hiles, Sr.*|
|Russell M. Searle*||William W. Schwartz, CAS*||Barry Chase, CAS||Dan Bagley III, Ph.D., CAS|
|Robert Burnham, CAS*||Lorraine Hempen, CAS*||Richard G. Ebel||Robert B. Lederer, CAS|
|Robert A. Waldorf, CAS||Jo-an G. Lantz, MAS||H. Wingfield Hughes, MAS||Kurt Reckziegel|
|Wayne Greenberg, MAS||Max Scharf, CAS*||Bob Davis, CAS||Paul Lage, MAS|
|Don Lafferre, CAS*||Fran Ford Jr., CAS*||Paul Kiewiet, MAS+||G. Stephen Slagle, CAE|
|Margie Price, MAS||Joel D. Schaffer, MAS||Janelle Nevins*||David Woods, MAS*|
|Gene Geiger, MAS+||Charles “Chuck” Pecher||Carl Gerlach, MAS||Roni Wright, MAS|
PPAI RAC Volunteer Of The Year
The PPAI RAC Volunteer Award is presented to a regional association member who has demonstrated an outstanding level of volunteerism, leadership and made other significant and measurable contributions to a regional association.
|Michele Jennrich, MAS||Teri Ray, MAS||Wendy Franklin, MAS||Jon Pierce, CAS|
|SAAGNY & PAPPA||HPPA||PPAM||NWPMA & PMANC|
|Dana Zezzo||Kevin Flynn||Larry D. Krause||Houston Hale*|
|TRASA||PPAChicago||HPPA & PPAS||PPAM|
|Reg Marsh, MAS*||Lori Bauer||Ted Dennison*||George Jackson|
|Kendra Kirks McDougal||Mark Shinn, MAS||Roger Burnett||Steven Meyer, MAS|
|CPPA||NWPMA||MiPPA||PPAS & UMAPP|
|Tom Carpenter, MAS|
Promotional Product Pioneers
Established in 2015, Promotional Products Pioneers honors individuals whose business acumen or technological skill played a key role in the advancement of the Promotional Products Industry. Pioneers have distinguished themselves in the industry through their vision, drive, innovation, character and leadership, contributed to the development of technologies, breakthrough product development or decorating techniques that stand out in industry advancement.
Regardless of the point in industry history you examine, innovation, creativity, and individuality is at our core, and as the context of the world around us changes, we adapt, we innovate, we grow. It isn’t companies that make this happen. It is people and the Promotional Products Pioneers are people who have driven our evolution – an evolution that continues because of their leadership and drive. We celebrate the Promotional Products Pioneers and their contributions that are our past, and, will ensure our future.
Norman Cohn, Advertising Specialty Institute
Forest Gill*, Gill Studios, Inc.
Frank Krasovec, Norwood Promotional Group
Norm Stern*, Norscot Group
Ralph Thomas*, Specialty Advertising Association
Stan Breckenridge, MAS*, Mastercraft Decorators/The Guildlines
Emerging Road Warriors – Industry Multiline Reps
A.C. Stewart*, Souvenir Inc.
S. Allen Dohan, The Allen Company
Marty Lott, SanMar
Bill Schmidt*, Hit Promotional Products
George Kling*, Potential Profits Group
Martha Sanders Gennett, MAS, Sanders Manufacturing
Benjamin T. Babbitt*
Charles Goes, I* & Charles Harris*