iPROMOTEu Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Support, Lori Bauer, Appointed to PPAI Board of Directors
Bauer will Serve in a Two-year, At-large Director Position
WAYLAND, MA – Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) has announced Lori Bauer of iPROMOTEu, Erin Reilly of Pop! Promos, and Zack Ottenstein of The Image Group as the newest members of the PPAI Board of Directors. The three industry veterans will begin their tenure at the close of the PPAI Expo 2024 in January.
Before joining iPROMOTEu as the Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Support in 2021, Bauer spent 23 years at industry supplier Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic) where she was an integral part of the supplier’s success with responsibilities spanning across sales and marketing. Named a PPB Rising Star in 2010 and honored with the PPAI RAC Volunteer of the Year Award in 2015, Bauer has long been a supporter of PPAI’s Women’s Leadership Conference, serving on the WLC Advisory Group for many years.
“I’m honored to be joining the PPAI Board and look forward to working hand-in-hand to execute the PPAI Strategic Plan, helping to shape the many new and meaningful initiatives that are underway to benefit our industry,” Bauer says. “I hope to bring a unique and balanced perspective from both the supplier and distributor point of view, given my previous and current work experience and relationships.”
Bauer has also served as president of the Promotional Products Association of Florida (PPAF) and as board chair of the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF). In 2019, she was honored as the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) Supplier Woman of Distinction.
The three new PPAI Board members will join Dan Pantano of supplier alphabroder|Prime Line, Joshua White of distributor BAMKO, Chris Anderson of supplier HPG, Karie Cowden of distributor Connect the Dots Promotions, Denise Taschereau of distributor Fairware, Kara Keister of distributor Social Good Promotions, Andrew Spellman of supplier Therabody, and current board chair Kevin Walsh, CAS, of supplier Showdown Displays.
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.
Laura High, Vice President, Marketing