David, Willochell And Pottebaum Named PPAI 2019 Board Officers
PPAI has selected its 2019 Board of Directors officers. They are: Brittany David, CAS, chair; Sharon Willochell, CAS, chair-elect; and Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, vice chair, financial services. Current PPAI chair Dale Denham, MAS+, will take on the role of immediate past chair when the new board officers begin their one-year terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2019.
PPAI board officers are selected by the PPAI Board Officer Nominating Committee and voted on by the PPAI board. Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS, immediate past chair of the board, led the nominating committee. “I am very happy with the selection process and the industry professionals serving on the 2019 PPAI board officers’ slate,” she says. “Brittany, Sharon and Todd are great board members and the Association is extremely fortunate that they are willing and able to take the time out of their business to give back at this level to help grow and protect the industry.”
David, vice president of sales at supplier SnugZ USA, is a 12-year veteran of the promotional products industry and was elected to the PPAI board in 2015. She has been with SnugZ for seven years, and prior to that she was the trade-show management services manager at SAGE. David is currently serving as the board liaison to the PPAI Government Relations Advisory Council and Technology Committee. She previously served as board liaison to the Suppliers Committee and the Awards Committee. David’s creative firepower and engaging personality landed her on Counselor magazine’s 2013 Hot List, and she has been a panelist for the ASI Power Summit and PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC). David was named a PPB Rising Star in 2014, a Promo Marketing Rising Star in 2016 and a PPAI Fellow in 2017.
Willochell, president of supplier Trimark, has spent the past two decades working in the promotional products industry and was elected to the PPAI board in 2016. She is a longtime volunteer with PPAI, having served on the WLC 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 has served on several PPAI panels. Currently, she is the board liaison to the Association’s Professional Development Committee.
Pottebaum, president of distributor Quality Resource Group, Inc., was elected to the PPAI board in 2017. He has spent 18 years working in the promotional products industry, and he has served as committee member and chair of the PPAI Market Research Committee and as a speaker at several PPAI Expo education events. He is currently the PPAI board liaison to the Distributors and Market Research Committees. A member of the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) and former board president of the regional association, he was named UMAPP Volunteer of the Year in 2015.