Emily Codner Rising Star

The annual PPAI Rising Star list recognizes a select group of high achievers in the promotional products industry

WAYLAND, MA – Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) announced their 2023 PPAI Rising Stars and Emily Codner, Director of Affiliate Services, has earned a place on the prestigious list. The PPAI Rising Stars program has recognized the boldest and brightest promotional products professionals every year since 2010. Emily, along with the rest of this year’s 12 honorees, were selected from a record 170 nominations. Past winners have gone on to C-suite level roles, PPAI board of directors, and other executive positions.

The 2023 class was chosen based on their accomplishments, demonstrated leadership and volunteerism in the marketplace and their communities. “Emily exemplifies a leader who continues to take on more responsibility and influence both within iPROMOTEu and the industry,” said Lori Bauer, iPROMOTEu senior vice president of affiliate sales and support.

Emily is a graduate of Hofstra University and has worked in the promotional products industry for over 15 years. She joined iPROMOTEu in 2008 and has held roles of increasing responsibility, culminating in a promotion to Director of Affiliate Services in January 2023. In addition to building and maintaining positive relationships with clients, Emily is a strong voice supporting women’s education and growth in a traditionally male-dominated industry. She is a member of the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference workgroup and is on the Advisory Council for A Woman’s View. As a thought leader, Emily is also a featured speaker on women’s empowerment and resources for building comradery among women in the industry.

I am humbled and honored to be recognized as a PPAI Rising Star,” says Codner. “This is all possible because of the support of my iPROMOTEu team as well as my family, my “why”, who are forever encouraging me to shine.

PPAI announced the 2023 PPAI Rising Stars list on September 6, 2023. The full list of this year’s Rising Stars can be viewed at ppai.org. To learn more about iPROMOTEu, or to become an iPROMOTEu Affiliate, CLICK HERE.


About PPAI

Promotional Products Association International is the world’s largest and longest-serving international not-for-profit promotional products association with a 120-year history of serving a membership, that has grown to more than 15,000 corporate members, and advocating for the $25+ billion promotional products industry with its more than 33,700 businesses and more than 500,000 professionals. For more information, visit https://ppai.org.


iPROMOTEu is a community of more than 1,100 independent distributors and salespeople throughout the United States and Canada and is one of the largest and most respected distributor organizations in the promotional products industry. Distributors and salespeople who affiliate with iPROMOTEu earn more money and enjoy a better quality of life while also keeping their brand and their independence. iPROMOTEu’s many benefits include: order financing; order processing; sales and marketing assistance; accounting and technology services; invoicing, accounts receivable and accounts payable cash management; and discounted pricing from industry suppliers. For more information about iPROMOTEu, visit its website at www.ipromoteu.com or call 833-502-0830.

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