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About RAC

The Composition of RAC

Regional Association Council Strategic Plan 2017–2019

RAC Board

RAC Board Elections occur every Fall. Individuals serving as a regional association President, VP / Incoming President, Immediate Past President, or an incoming RAC Delegate are eligible to run for vacancies in their respective district. Contact Dana Geiger for more information.

Bill Petrie (District 2), RAC President

Bill Petrie is a featured speaker at national and international industry events, a serial creator of content marketing and a PromoKitchen chef. He has worked over 19 years in executive leadership positions at leading promotional products distributorships and currently serves as president of PromoCorner. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been working collaboratively with others to achieve common goals. Bill served on the PPAChicago Board of Directors and as President of the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPAMS). Bill was elected to the Regional Association Council (RAC) Board in 2016 and has worked closely with PPAI on several committees and work groups. Bill was named an inaugural PPAI Fellow in 2016.

 

Bill Petrie (District 2)
RAC President
PromoCorner
625 Bakers Bridge Ave, Ste 105
Franklin, TN   37067
Work:  615-601-3125
E-mail:  bill@promocorner.com
(term expires January 2020)

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Harold Wood (District 1), RAC Vice President

Harold Wood is an account manager for BIC Graphic serving the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and has been an active leader for CPPA, SAAGNY and VAPPA. Harold is the proud recipient of the Supplier of the Year Award for both VAPPA (2013 and 2017) and CPPA (2016), a PPAI Volunteer of the Year nominee (2015 and 2016) and a VAPPA Hall of Fame Award winner and is a member of the inaugural class of PPAI Fellows.

 

Harold Wood (District 1)
RAC Vice President
BIC Graphic USA
1 Dawson Dr
Fredericksburg, VA   22405
Work:  732-552-7434
E-mail:  harold.wood@bicgraphic.com
(term expires January 2020)

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Thomas (Tom) Clouser, MAS (District 1), Secretary

Tom Clouser, MAS, began his career in the promotional products industry before he was “officially” in the industry—as a buyer of branded marketing tools at a large financial institution. Two years later, he found himself on the distributor side for the next 17 years. Then, in 2015, Tom began a new chapter in his career as a supplier as senior account manager for Evan’s Manufacturing. In April 2016, Tom joined The Magnet Group family as regional sales manager and then, he moved to Imagen Brands in May 2018 to be their National Account Manager.  Tom has served on numerous volunteer committees for his regional association including membership, show planning and education and is a past President of TRASA (Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association). He is a strong advocate of the benefit and power of regional asso­ciations.

 

Thomas (Tom) Clouser, MAS (District 1)
RAC Secretary
Imagen Inc.
Work:  724-875-7980
E-mail:  tclouser@imagenbrands.com
(term expires January 2020)

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Rena Ashfeld (District 3), RAC Treasurer

Rena Ashfeld is the National Sales Manager of Advance Corporation, a supplier of awards, special recognition and signage, since 2014. “I have been an industry professional since 1995, both as a supplier and a distributor. I am a big proponent of supporting our regional association; since 2002, I have been active with UMAPP as a volunteer and Board member. I’ve held positions on the Executive Board (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President and Past President); have chaired the Professional Development, Social and Booth Show Committees; and am currently serving as UMAPP’s RAC Delegate.  I was honored to be recognized as an inaugural PPAI Fellow in 2016.” Read MORE.

 

Rena Ashfeld (District 3)
RAC Treasurer
Advance Corporation
8200 97th St S
Cottage Grove, MN   55016
Work:  612-750-4802
E-mail:  rena@advancecorp.com
(term expires January 2020)

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Amy Rabideau, MAS (District 2), RAC Liaison to the PPAI Board

Amy Rabideau, MAS, is the Director of Purchasing at Summit Group where her current focus is compliance and product responsibility.  With her 20+ years in the industry on the supplier and distributor sides of business, supplier integration is a passion of hers.  Amy’s volunteer work includes Board service with Georgia Association of Promotional Product Professionals (GAPPP) and service on the PPAI Professional Development Committee.  She currently resides in Atlanta, GA, with her husband and two dogs.

 

Amy Rabideau, MAS (District 2)
RAC Liaison to the PPAI Board
Summit Group, LLC
4500 Highlands Pkwy SE
Smyrna, GA   30082
Work:  770-303-0429
E-mail:  rabideau.amyd@gmail.com
(term expires January 2020)

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Lindsey Davis, MAS (District 4), RAC Immediate Past President

Lindsey Davis, MAS, is director of promotional sales at Raining Rose located in Cedar Rapids, IA. She focuses her time on business development and implementation of strategic branding programs. Her regional involvement began in 2010 as an RMRPPA Board member. Since that time, she has served as the RMRPPA President, Vice President, Marketing Committee Chair, Expo Committee Chair, RAC Delegate and L.E.A.D. attendee. Lindsey has a BS in International Business, with minors in Market Research and Global Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Denver.

 

Lindsey Davis, MAS (District 4)
RAC Immediate Past President
Raining Rose, Inc.
949 Durum Ct
Windsor, CO   80550
Work:  319-200-4808
E-mail:  ldavis@rainingrose.com
(term expires January 2020)

 

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Lori Bolton-Herman (District 5)

Lori Bolton-Herman has been in sales and marketing for 25+ years—7 years as a Nike executive and 19 years in ad specialty. She works for Clegg Promo as VP of Sales and Marketing where she will be responsible for all customer facing and revenue-generating aspects for the company, including sales, marketing, product management and new product development. Lori has served on the NWPMA and SAAC Boards, is a past president of SAAC and has participated in L.E.A.D. Lori is married with three children (22-year-old bonus twins Nicollette and Alex and 16-year-old Lucas).  She loves tennis, camping, wine-tasting and spending time with family and friends.

 

Lori Bolton-Herman (District 5)
Clegg Promo
19032 S Vermont Ave
Gardena, CA   90248-4412
Work:  310-418-1553
E-mail:  lbolton@cleggpromo.com
(term expires January 2020)

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Brett Long (District 3)

Brett Long’s career has spanned over 12 years on the supplier side in the promotional products industry. He began with WOV-IN Line in 2006 as Key Account Manager and immediately fell in love with all things promo, especially the people. He currently finds himself in his fourth year as Regional Sales Manager with The Magnet Group where he was awarded 2016 Sales Rep of the Year. Brett has served on the PPAW Board where he has been president the last two years and actively participates on the Sponsorship and Events Committees. In 2016, he spoke at LDW regarding the success of his association’s “Beers with Peers” networking program. In his spare time, Brett spends time with his two children and staying active and traveling and enjoys craft beer and football. Brett is a firm believer in the promotional products industry and its culture and looks forward to many more years volunteering in various capacities.

 

Brett Long (District 3)
The Magnet Group
N63W23311 Main St #208
Sussex, WI   53089
Phone:  414-940-3511
E-mail:  blong@themagnetgroup.com
(term expires January 2021)

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David Shultz (District 4)

David Shultz has over 17 years’ experience in the promotional products industry and is currently the Vice President of Supplier Partnerships for industry business services provider, commonsku. Formerly the Vice President of Operations for DistributorCentral, David is a PPAI Fellow and recipient of PPAI's Industry Collaborator Award.  He is the incoming President of the Promotional Products Association of the Midwest (PPAMidwest) and serves on the PPAI Professional Development Committee. David hails from Kansas City where he also serves as a Chair for the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, a charity event that has raised more than $8M for the Children’s Mercy Pediatric Cancer Center in Kansas City.

 

David Shultz (District 4)
commonsku
3520 W 147th St
Leawood, KS   66224
Phone:  913-832-4564
E-mail:  david@commonsku.com
(term expires January 2021)

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Kenny Ved, CAS (District 5)

Kenny Ved, CAS, is the Vice President of Sales at Goldstar, headquartered in San Diego, CA. He started his career at Belding Sports in 1997. Four years later, he joined the Goldstar family and held the National Sales Manager position for 12 years. In 2016, he was named a PPB Rising Stars. Kenny is the RAC Delegate for PMANC, currently holds a Board position, has attended L.E.A.D. in Washington, DC, for the past two years and is also on PMANC’s Awards & Recognition Committee. Kenny enjoys sports and has coached Youth Basketball & Soccer for over 12 years.

 

Kenny Ved, CAS (District 5)
Goldstar
2452 39th Ave
San Francisco, CA   94116
Phone:  415-439-9506
E-mail:  kenny.ved@goldstarpens.com
(term expires January 2021)

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D’Anna Zimmer, CAS (District 4)

D’Anna Zimmer, CAS, is the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana Brand Development Manager for BAG MAKERS, Inc. and has worked as a supplier rep for more than 20 years after beginning as a distributor sales rep for Marketing Incentives. Her involvement with PPAS began early in her career; she has served in several capacities on the Board including Vice President twice, President twice and RAC Delegate for several terms. She has attended L.E.A.D. in Washington, DC, for five consecutive years and helped PPAS host L.E.A.D. Local in Austin, TX, in 2015.  In 2016, she joined the RAC Board as Treasurer and in 2017, she was appointed as the RAC Liaison to the PPAI Board (a two-year term).

 

D’Anna Zimmer, CAS (District 4)
BAG MAKERS, Inc.
6403 Garlinghouse Ln
Dallas, TX   75252
Work:  815-687-6801
E-mail:  d’anna.zimmer@bagmakersinc.com
(term expires January 2020)

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