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Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Package

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The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the completion of all MAS dedicated courses listed below.

In addition, please select 35 MAS level elective credits from the column on the right to complete the elective portion of the MAS.

Once registered, you will find the courses in your Dashboard (My Learning > Content Registered For).

Once all course work is completed there is an application in your Dashboard to complete and submit for processing.

  • Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Package

    Contains 16 Product(s)

    The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the following: Have a current CAS Certification Complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes Complete 35 MAS elective credits Re-certification every three years (by earning 30 additional CAS or MAS credits within the three years and submitting a Re-certification Application)

    The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the following:

    1. Have a current CAS Certification 
    2. Complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org
    3. Complete 35 MAS elective credits 
    4. Re-certification every three years (by earning 30 additional CAS or MAS credits within the three years and submitting a Re-certification Application) 



Once obtained,to keep your certification in good standing, you will need to complete 30 hours of either CAS or MAS level courses every 3 years and submit the Re-certification Application.

Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Electives

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  • PPB Presents: We've Sold PPE. What's Next?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/03/2020

    In this week's episode of the PPAI PromoTalks podcast, "PPB Presents: “We’ve Sold PPE. What’s Next?" listeners will hear three distributor owners discuss how they were able to rethink what their customers need and find new avenues for sales. Director of publications and editor at PPAI, Tina Berres Filipski, moderates this conversation with guests Janie Gaunce, president and CEO at Grapevine Designs; Michael Emoff, chief vision officer at Shumsky, and Hillary Feder, MAS, founder of Hillary’s LLC. In this reflective 50-minute conversation, distributors discuss how their businesses have evolved in this new environment, the biggest challenges they’ve faced and the strategies they’ve implemented to keep sales moving. They also share the new business opportunities they see for 2021 and beyond as well as how they’ve worked with clients to restart their businesses.

    In this week's episode of the PPAI PromoTalks podcast, "PPB Presents: “We’ve Sold PPE. What’s Next?" listeners will hear three distributor owners discuss how they were able to rethink what their customers need and find new avenues for sales. Director of publications and editor at PPAI, Tina Berres Filipski, moderates this conversation with guests Janie Gaunce, president and CEO at Grapevine Designs; Michael Emoff, chief vision officer at Shumsky, and Hillary Feder, MAS, founder of Hillary’s LLC.
    In this reflective 50-minute conversation, distributors discuss how their businesses have evolved in this new environment, the biggest challenges they’ve faced and the strategies they’ve implemented to keep sales moving. They also share the new business opportunities they see for 2021 and beyond as well as how they’ve worked with clients to restart their businesses. 

    Janie Gaunce

    President

    Janie Gaunce is president and CEO of Grapevine Designs, LLC in Lenexa, Kansas. She has served as a PPAI Board member, is active in PPAMidwest and is a co-founder of "100 Jobs for 100 Moms.” She is also a member of the University of Kansas Hospital Advancement Board and serves on the board for Amethyst Place.  

    Michael Emoff

    Chairman and Owner

    Michael is a third-generation co-owner of Shumsky, founded in 1953. Michael developed the concept for boost engagement in 2005, utilizing web technology to deliver effective employee recognition programs. He has been recognized as a global expert in the field of recognition and reward programs, holds over 25 patents for products used in the recognition and promotional industry. He has also been an integral part of developing and managing Shumsky Therapeutic Pillows and Outta the Box Dispensers.

    Hillary Feder, MAS

    Founder, Hillary's LLC

    For more than 30 years, Hillary has been a leader in strategic plan design, program planning and branded product design to support enterprise engagement initiatives. She is deeply committed to supporting community with her leadership. She serves on numerous boards with a deep commitment to each organization’s work: Alerus Twin Cities Region Advisory Board; Minnesota Retailers Association, Executive Board; Final Four VIP Recognition Committee; Sabes Jewish Community, Board Chair.

    Hillary received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University School of Management. She also has completed the Strategies For Business Vision and Growth Program, John M. Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas. Hillary has earned the designation of MAS and multiple Pyramid Awards, demonstrating expertise and commitment in the use of branded promotional products. 

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  • Tech Week 2020: Product Compliance Panel

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/25/2020

    Join this panel session as Raj Mukherjee, Nathan Cotter, Michael Plourde, MAS, Nat Bullock, MAS, Allen Casey, Jackie Yount, MAS discuss the latest in product compliance and how IT is an integral department to ensuring product compliance is at the core of your company systems.

    Join this panel session as Raj Mukherjee, Nathan Cotter, Michael Plourde, MAS, Nat Bullock, MAS, Allen Casey, Jackie Yount, MAS discuss the latest in product compliance and how IT is an integral department to ensuring product compliance is at the core of your company systems. 

    Raj Mukherjee (Moderator)

    Integration Team Lead

    Data Science Enthusiast, with master’s degree in Business Analytics and Electrical Engineering I have a passion for solving real world business problems. I am part of the standards Committee for Promostandards and part of the PPAI tech committee. Experienced Integration Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in machine learning, business intelligence, project management and ERP migrations.

    Nathan Cotter

    Vice President of Compliance, Hit Promotional Products, Inc.

    Nathan Cotter is the vice president of compliance at Hit Promotional Products, Inc., ranked among the top 5 promotional product suppliers in the nation.  The compliance team at Hit is comprised of 5 full-time members responsible for product safety, regulatory compliance, and social responsibility throughout a diverse supply chain.  Nathan holds a BA from Monmouth College, is a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group and also serves on the QCA Compliance Committee.  

    Michael Plourde, MAS

    Director, Data and Analytics, Geiger

    As a senior business executive, Mike embraces technologies to help companies improve productivity, grow revenues, mitigate risks, and improve customer satisfaction.

    Specifically, he has worked to change the way people and organizations harness technology, e-commerce, leverage data, and integrate customers and vendors.

    As Geiger’s IT Director of Data & Analytics, Mike is responsible for all databases, data analytics, software development, quality assurance, and using technology to create new opportunities for growth. He provides leadership for key technical infrastructure projects
    to help the company stay ahead of its rapid growth expectations in global accounts, creating worldwide promotional programs by working with strategic partnerships to increase global sales while reducing costs and improving client’s experience.

    Nat Bullock, MAS

    Product Responsibility and Global Services Manager, Geiger

    Nat Bullock is the product responsibility and global services manager for Geiger.  Nat is a 2001 graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration on operations management and was the winner of the 2001 Southern Maine Entrepreneurship Business Plan competition.                                            

    Prior to joining Geiger, Nat was the logistics and purchasing manager for a Fortune 500 manufacturer of technical fabrics where he oversaw production planning for multiple manufacturing locations in the U.S. as well as the purchasing of raw materials from sources in Canada, Asia, Europe, and South America.           

    Nat joined Geiger in 2011 as planning and logistics manager for their manufacturing division and has also held the position of project manager in their IT department before taking on the compliance roll in 2015.  Nat oversees the areas of product compliance as well as logistical compliance for international shipping and hazardous goods shipping and develops compliance related education programs for their sales partners and internal staff.

    Allen Casey

    Manager of Web Services, HALO

    Allen Casey manages the Web Services team at HALO Branded Solutions.  With over 30 years of software development experience, Allen has been with HALO for 7 years focusing on Incentive solutions as well as other web-based platforms supporting the ASI Top 10 Distributor.

    Prior to joining HALO, Allen led development teams at Midas and McDonald’s.  He is a member of the PPAI Technology Committee.

    Jackie Yount, MAS

    Sr. Business Operations Specialist, HALO

    Jackie Yount joined HALO in 2013 and currently serves in the role of Sr. Business Operations Specialist. Her key area of focus is managing product and customer specific compliance requirements for HALO’s diverse client base. Prior to joining HALO, she spent 26 years with the second largest media print fulfillment company in the position of Operations Manager. She holds an A.S. in Business from Sauk Valley College.

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  • Tech Week 2020: Machine Learning Techniques On Real World Problems

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/25/2020

    Join Raj Mukherjee, Integration Team Lead, Hit Promotional Products as we build a real-world Data Science Model on forecasting time in transit (the time it will take to get the goods on the factory floor) for overseas vendors; Discuss some of the fundamentals of regressions, decision trees and neural networks; Show an application that can detect faces on a video; Show an application using Reinforcement learning that can learn and play a game on its own; Discuss how to deploy some of these models on the cloud and be used as an API.

    Join Raj Mukherjee, Integration Team Lead, Hit Promotional Products as we build a real-world Data Science Model on forecasting time in transit (the time it will take to get the goods on the factory floor) for overseas vendors; Discuss some of the fundamentals of regressions, decision trees and neural networks; Show an application that can detect faces on a video; Show an application using Reinforcement learning that can learn and play a game on its own; Discuss how to deploy some of these models on the cloud and be used as an API.

    Raj Mukherjee

    Integration Team Lead

    Data Science Enthusiast, with master’s degree in Business Analytics and Electrical Engineering I have a passion for solving real world business problems. I am part of the standards Committee for Promostandards and part of the PPAI tech committee. Experienced Integration Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in machine learning, business intelligence, project management and ERP migrations.

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  • Tech Week 2020: Are Your Email Campaigns Working? Analyzing the Numbers

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/25/2020

    It’s incredibly important to understand your email campaign’s numbers, but especially right now. As the most effective way to reach your customers when you can’t meet face-to-face, email analytics help you see what is working and where adjustments are needed. Join Bille Forman, Director of Marketing, SAGE, as you learn the best way to analyze and track your emails so you can develop a formula that ensures a successful campaign - every single time you click on send.

    It’s incredibly important to understand your email campaign’s numbers, but especially right now. As the most effective way to reach your customers when you can’t meet face-to-face, email analytics help you see what is working and where adjustments are needed. Join Bille Forman, Director of Marketing, SAGE, as you learn the best way to analyze and track your emails so you can develop a formula that ensures a successful campaign - every single time you click on send. 

    Bille Forman (Moderator)

    Director of Marketing

    Bille began at SAGE in 2007 where she is responsible for the development and execution of marketing and public relations initiatives as well as all corporate tradeshows and events. She graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA with a degree in business administration. She has been a PPAI volunteer for many years and is currently serving on the PPAI Research Committee. She is a lover of technology, marketing, creative people, and being inspired through travel, hard work, coffee and dogs.  

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  • Tech Week 2020: Leading in Turbulent Times in the IT World

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/25/2020

    There is no doubt that most of us find ourselves in unchartered territory right now with the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on our families, communities, businesses, and the world. The unknown can be unnerving and fear-inducing if we let it. Join Jeff Tobe as he leads us through the opportunities for heightened creative thinking, more authentic connection, and courageous leadership for IT professionals in the promotions world.

    There is no doubt that most of us find ourselves in unchartered territory right now with the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on our families, communities, businesses, and the world. The unknown can be unnerving and fear-inducing if we let it. Join Jeff Tobe as he leads us through the opportunities for heightened creative thinking, more authentic connection, and courageous leadership for IT professionals in the promotions world. 

    Jeff Tobe (Moderator)

    Speaker and Author

    Jeff Tobe is a Certified Professional Speaker and author, known for his popular book, Coloring Outside the Lines, and for co-author of best-sellers, The Sales Coach and The Communication Coach. Over the past 20 years, Tobe has traveled the world as a speaker, trainer and business consultant, educating professionals on practices to improve the customer experience. He prides himself on presenting up-to-the-minute, cutting-edge material as it relates to designing the ideal customer experience by engaging people more in their day-to-day tasks. He was named one of the top 15 speakers in North America by Convention & Meetings magazine, and has spoken to clients, including PNC Bank, Microsoft, RE/MAX International, Erickson Living, The Dubai Water Authority and Pepsi Cola International.

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    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Tech Week 2020: Zero Day Attack Case Study (Cyber Incident in Progress)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn what it is like to experience a cyber-attack as it happened with  Mike Pfeiffer, Vice President of Technology, American Solutions for Business. Walkthrough the event timeline, what protective measures were effective and how proper response strategies were deployed to enable response and recovery within published services levels.

    Learn what it is like to experience a cyber-attack as it happened with  Mike Pfeiffer, Vice President of Technology, American Solutions for Business. Walkthrough the event timeline, what protective measures were effective and how proper response strategies were deployed to enable response and recovery within published services levels.

    Mike Pfeiffer

    VP of Technology, American Solutions For Business

    Mike Pfeiffer is a technology executive who specializes in developing technical leaders and helping non-technical people understand complex technical concepts. He has over 30 years of experience, having served at a data and marketing solutions vendor, a consumer packaged goods company, a trade and expense management solutions provider, and Mayor.

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  • Tech Week 2020: Remote Workers: Now And Into The Future Panel

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/25/2020

    Join David Jackson, Javier Franco, Mike Pfeiffer, Raj Mukherjee and Steven Stanley for a discussion on remote employees and their impacts on IT. Hear from distributors and suppliers on what they did to send everyone home with stay at home orders, hot to manage a remote team, what issues does IT run into with remote employees, and a discussion on what lies in the future or remote vs office employees.

    Join David Jackson, Javier Franco, Mike Pfeiffer, Raj Mukherjee and Steven Stanley for a discussion on remote employees and their impacts on IT. Hear from distributors and suppliers on what they did to send everyone home with stay at home orders, hot to manage a remote team, what issues does IT run into with remote employees, and a discussion on what lies in the future or remote vs office employees. 

    David Jackson (Moderator)

    Director of IT, Sweda Company

    David Jackson serves as the Director of Information Technology for Sweda, an ASI Top 20 Supplier. Prior to joining the Sweda team in 2015, David worked in Executive Management and Technical Services for a number of top-tier firms in the Los Angeles area including: Rutan & Tucker, Stradling, Yocca, Carson, & Rauth, Orange Police Department, EB Bradley Company, and Exemplis Office Seating.

    With a passion for cyber security and education, David previously taught Network Security, Cisco, Novell, and Microsoft Certified courses for over 11 years at Coastline and Orange Coast Colleges. Outside of the office David’s creative endeavors include filmmaking, photography, and woodworking. You can find David on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube as @booyajoe.

    Javier Franco

    IT Director, Edwards Garment

    IT leader with over 20 years of experience implementing and supporting enterprise solutions, leading teams and projects. Extensive experience working with remote teams, supporting multibillion dollar organization with facilities worldwide. Experience with ERP, MES, PLM, CRM, quality systems, systems integration, project/program management, people management

    Mike Pfeiffer

    VP of Technology, American Solutions For Business

    Mike Pfeiffer is a technology executive who specializes in developing technical leaders and helping non-technical people understand complex technical concepts. He has over 30 years of experience, having served at a data and marketing solutions vendor, a consumer packaged goods company, a trade and expense management solutions provider, and Mayor.

    Raj Mukherjee

    Integration Team Lead

    Data Science Enthusiast, with master’s degree in Business Analytics and Electrical Engineering I have a passion for solving real world business problems. I am part of the standards Committee for Promostandards and part of the PPAI tech committee. Experienced Integration Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in machine learning, business intelligence, project management and ERP migrations.

    Steven Stanley

    Director of Technology for ePromos Promotional Products, Inc.

    Steven Stanley is the Director of Technology for ePromos Promotional Products, Inc.. With over 20 years of software development experience, Steven has spent the last 12 years building internal and external tools for distributors, with a focus on ecommerce and data structures. He is currently a volunteer member of the PPAI Tech Committee.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Agency Alphabet Soup

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    This session will explain the various regulatory bodies that have some level of oversight on our businesses and identify what they do and how they interact with our industry. We will use the ever-popular PPE category to illustrate the challenges of multiple regulatory jurisdictions. Presented by Cheryl Falvey, Lesley Fair, Dan Solis, and Diane Isbell This session qualifies as a Product Safety Awareness elective session.

    This session will explain the various regulatory bodies that have some level of oversight on our businesses and identify what they do and how they interact with our industry. We will use the ever-popular PPE category to illustrate the challenges of multiple regulatory jurisdictions. Presented by Cheryl Falvey, Crowell and Moring; Speakers: Lesley Fair, FTC; Dan Solis, FDA; Diane Isbell, EPA.  This session qualifies as a Product Safety Awareness elective session.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Where Do We Spend First As We Rebuild And What Are Our Priorities?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    As we get comfortable in our new normal, we’re going to begin to plan with more confidence. This interactive session with Kim Bakalyar, Cindy Bellosa, Sandeep Jain,and Lenny Polakoff will assess steps taken to date, trends, priorities and concerns related to product responsibility in the age of COVID-19. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    As we get comfortable in our new normal, we’re going to begin to plan with more confidence. This interactive session with Kim Bakalyar, Cindy Bellosa, Sandeep Jain,and Lenny Polakoff will assess steps taken to date, trends, priorities and concerns related to product responsibility in the age of COVID-19. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Kim Bakalyar

    Chief Compliance Officer, PromoShop Inc.

    Kim Bakalyar, PromoShop Inc’s Chief Compliance Officer, started work in the promotional products industry in 1980 on the distributor side and joined forces with PromoShop, Inc. in 2004 as director of supplier relations. Kim has worked in all aspects on the distributor side while focusing primarily on research, sourcing, vendor relations and product safety and responsibility. Kim is a past president of SAAC and has previously volunteered on the PPAI Promotional Apparel Advisory Council and PPAI Distributors Committee. She is a current member of the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group (PRAG).

    Sandeep Jain

    Vice President of Supply Chain

    Sandeep Jain is the vice president of supply chain for Imagen Brands, located in Mason, Ohio, where he oversees sourcing, compliance, purchasing and product development functions. He has over 20 years of experience having served consumer packaged goods, retail and specialty constructions businesses in various supply chain roles. He holds a masters of science in information technology from Pennsylvania State University.

    Lenny Polakoff

    Partner

    Lenny Polakoff is a partner at Zagwear, a global merchandise and custom premium agency with offices across the United States, London and Hong Kong.  Zagwear services multinational clients in more than 40 countries world-wide. Over the past 20 years, Lenny has developed and implemented Zagwear’s internal product safety and factory compliance standards, as well as ensuring  Zagwear’s adherence to all client specific mandates.  Lenny has also played an integral role in the procedural development of several Fortune 500 premium compliance programs.  Lenny holds a BA in Psychology from Quinnipiac University and is a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group. 

    Cindy Bellosa

    Global Head of Compliance

    Cindy Belloso has been with Sunscope group of companies for 20 years. The experience she gained while working in customer service and product development along with her work ethic, leadership skills and her dedication to the company led to her promotion in 2016.  As the global head of the Sunscope Compliance Department, she has proven to be  knowledgeable and well versed in the legal guidelines and corporate governance best practices.  Cindy has also been trained in the Global Food Contact Material and Hazardous Risk Assessment of Data, Canadian Apparel Federation Product Safety training.   She has been a regular attendee of the PPAI Product Responsibility Summit and the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) conference.  

     

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Human Rights And Forced Labor In The Supply Chain

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? Nury Turkel, Commission with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and Sharon Waxman, the CEO of FLA, will discuss this question as well as the practical implications of cotton imported from the Xinjiang region of China. What happens internally in China could cause an impact beyond China’s borders and it is critical that you are aware of risks in your supply chain. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    Can you say for certain that there is no forced labor in your supply chain? Nury Turkel, Commission with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and Sharon Waxman, the CEO of FLA, will discuss this question as well as the practical implications of cotton imported from the Xinjiang region of China. What happens internally in China could cause an impact beyond China’s borders and it is critical that you are aware of risks in your supply chain. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Nury Turkel

    US Commissioner

    Nury Turkel is a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate. He has served as the president of the Uyghur American Association, where he led efforts to raise the profile of the Uyghur people in the United States, including organizing and leading the campaign to obtain the release of a Uyghur prisoner of conscience, Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, in March 2005. In addition, Turkel was co-founder, the first Executive Director, and Board Chair of the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP).

    Sharon Waxman

    CEO

    Sharon is an expert in corporate social responsibility and labor rights with a background in international development and humanitarian response. As CEO at the Fair Labor Association, Sharon leads a team of global experts working to create sustainable solutions to prevent and remediate labor rights violations in the apparel and agriculture sectors through the combined efforts of leading multinational corporations, public and private universities, and civil society organizations. Before the FLA, Sharon led the global policy and advocacy team at the International Rescue Committee with responsibility for developing and promoting the organization and its public policy positions. Sharon spent more than two decades in public administration, serving as deputy to the Undersecretary for Civilian Service, Democracy and Human Rights at the U.S. Department of State and as a senior national security adviser in the U.S. Senate. As a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Sharon is a leading voice on foreign policy matters. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies and the University of California, Berkeley.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Best Practices In Vetting The Supply Chain In A Flash

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    The first half of 2020 prompted this industry to shift focus, change production methods and focus on new product categories while maintaining product responsibility integrity. This session with Nathan Cotter, Cheron Coleman, Kyle Earing, and Pierre Montaubin will identify lessons learned including how to identify minimum requirements for new factory or supplier relationships, minimum product testing and social responsibility requirements. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    The first half of 2020 prompted this industry to shift focus, change production methods and focus on new product categories while maintaining product responsibility integrity. This session with Nathan Cotter, Cheron Coleman, Kyle Earing, and Pierre Montaubin will identify lessons learned including how to identify minimum requirements for new factory or supplier relationships, minimum product testing and social responsibility requirements. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Nathan Cotter

    Vice President of Compliance, Hit Promotional Products, Inc.

    Nathan Cotter is the vice president of compliance at Hit Promotional Products, Inc., ranked among the top 5 promotional product suppliers in the nation.  The compliance team at Hit is comprised of 5 full-time members responsible for product safety, regulatory compliance, and social responsibility throughout a diverse supply chain.  Nathan holds a BA from Monmouth College, is a member of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Action Group and also serves on the QCA Compliance Committee.  

    Cheron Coleman

    Vice President Product Development & Global Supply

    Cheron Coleman is Vice President Product Development & Global Supply at alphabroder, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of soft-goods and hard-goods and the industry’s first true “One-Stop-Shop” for promotional products. At alphabroder she leads the soft-goods team responsible for global sourcing, corporate compliance, production management, quality, and international logistics for alphabroders’ Private Brand enterprise. With more than 15 years in the Promotional Products Industry, Cheron is known for her passion and commitment to developing global procurement strategies, driving revenue, relationship building, corporate social responsibility, and international logistics. She holds a BS from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Kyle Earing

    Director of Quality and Operations, Blink Marketing, Inc.

    Kyle Earing is the director of quality and operations at Blink Marketing, Inc. in Franklin, Tennessee. In his role, Kyle works to enhance the quality program at Blink Marketing and establish key partnerships within the supply chain to ensure quality, conformance and performance for their client’s products.    Kyle has over a decade of experience working within the quality and the promotional products arena. Kyle is a certified FSSC 22000 lead auditor. Under Kyle’s leadership, Blink Marketing achieved a significant accomplishment by recently becoming Mar’s Global’s highest rated premium and promotional products supplier.  

    Pierre Montaubin

    Vice President Product Management and Sourcing

    Pierre Montaubin, vice president product management and sourcing with BIC Graphic North America, is an 11-year veteran of the promotional products industry. In his current position, Pierre oversees a team focused on high-impact strategic innovations, quality and vendor partnerships. He is also responsible for continuous improvement efforts in-line with BIC Graphic’s commitment to superior compliance, safety and responsible sourcing. Pierre earned his B.A. in math and physics and a masters in management from the Business School of Reims, France. He started his career with roles in sales, finance and project management with Champagne Pommery, Unilog and Neuf Telecom before joining BIC in 2004 in France. In 2009, Pierre relocated to Hong Kong to take the position of sourcing director for BIC Graphic Asia. After acting as the general manager for BIC Graphic Asia-Pacific from 2014 to 2017, he moved to the U.S. to lead global support services before taking on his current role. In his spare time Pierre likes to discover different parts of the US with his family now that they live in Florida. He is also an avid wine and food aficionado always ready to discover new eating venues or wines from around the world.

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    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Corporate Social Responsibility

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    This session will address corporate social responsibility with Emily Gigot and Denise Taschereau will explain what it means to your business and your clients. Increasing, there is an expectation from brands that you have addressed CSR within your company, your community and your supply chain. This session will address the different categories of CSR and identity steps you can begin to implement now. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    This session will address corporate social responsibility with Emily Gigot and Denise Taschereau will explain what it means to your business and your clients. Increasing, there is an expectation from brands that you have addressed CSR within your company, your community and your supply chain. This session will address the different categories of CSR and identity steps you can begin to implement now. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Denise Taschereau

    CEO

    Denise is chief executive officer and co-founder of Fairware. Denise got the idea to launch Fairware when she noticed how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired. Prior to starting Fairware, Denise spent seven years as the director of sustainability and community for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada’s largest outdoor retailer. Fairware is a member of Reciprocity Road, a buying group of nine leading distributors with $200+ million in projected gross revenue and a shared commitment to community impact. She is currently a board member of Promo Cares and 3 Point Housing Society, a Vancouver based social housing agency.

    Emily Gigot

    Social Responsibility Specialist

    As a Social Responsibility Specialist, Emily works to ensure that all SanMar products are produced in compliance with the highest social and environmental standards. She believes that business done well has the power to do good, and joined SanMar in 2016 to see that vision through. Her mission is to improve worker well-being and minimize environmental impacts in the apparel supply chain. With diverse experience spanning apparel, international community development and sustainability, she’s a Pacific Northwesterner who’s as at home in the rain as she is in the streets of Bangkok. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from Pinchot and a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.


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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Agency Update

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    Acting CPSC Chairman Robert Adler will provide a brief update regarding the priorities and initiatives of this independent federal agency. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    Acting CPSC Chairman Robert Adler will provide a brief update regarding the priorities and initiatives of this independent federal agency. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Paul Bellantone, CAE

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International

    Paul Bellantone, CAE, is president and CEO of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association for more than 16,000 member companies in the $24.7 billion-dollar promotional products industry. Bellantone is responsible for executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners. His focus on delivering compelling member value and business-building products and services, combined with his commitment to active and meaningful member communication, has helped PPAI achieve marked growth. Bellantone holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and a master’s in business administration from the School of Management at Texas Woman's University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas/Fort Worth AMA and a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.

    Suzanne Worwood

    Senior Vice President of Merchandising & Supply Chain

    Suzanne is the Senior Vice President of Merchandising & Supply Chain at 4imprint. Suzanne and teams are involved in all aspects of the products they sell from deciding which should be included in key marketing materials, configuring the product data, developing supplier relationships all the way through to collaborating with supplier partners on product development initiatives and factory auditing programs. Suzanne has been with 4imprint most of her career starting in London and then later moving stateside.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Antimicrobial Products Present Their Own Challenges

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    As products with antimicrobial properties become increasingly common, it is important to understand your obligations related to claims, registration, testing and more. This session will address how to evaluate the antimicrobial qualities of a product, what kind of testing is required and challenges particular to this product category. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    As products with antimicrobial properties become increasingly common, it is important to understand your obligations related to claims, registration, testing and more. This session will address how to evaluate the antimicrobial qualities of a product, what kind of testing is required and challenges particular to this product category.  This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Brian Campbell (Moderator)

    Director of Supply Chain Compliance

    Brian Campbell is the director of supply chain compliance at 4imprint and is responsible for product safety, regulatory compliance and social accountability for 4imprint’s supply chain.  He leads the compliance team which verifies 4imprint expectations to supplier partners are met, collaborates with suppliers to meet evolving requirements and initiatives for the business, and the team communicates with customers regarding compliance-related inquiries.  His professional experience includes co-managing an importing company that sold private-label baby products in the retail and was an operations manager for a distributor in the CNC machine tool industry.  Brian is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and is the chair of the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group, and is a member of ICPHSO and the Society of Product Safety Professionals.

    Chase Dressman

    Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

    E. Chase Dressman is a partner with Taft Law and the leader of Taft’s Cincinnati Environmental Practice Group. Chase represents a diverse range of clients, including chemical manufacturers and processors (with particular experience in the pesticide industry), retail and wholesale distributors, utilities, industrial manufacturers, automotive and transportation businesses, and real estate developers. 
    Chase is an experienced environmental litigator and transactional attorney, having served as lead counsel on numerous multi-million dollar cases and led environmental due diligence on dozens of deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Chase leads a talented group of environmental attorneys who provide the full suite of environmental services to Taft’s clients across the United States.
    Chase received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, with honors, from Xavier University and earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was a member of the Kentucky Law Journal, Moot Court, and was selected to and competed on the National Moot Court team. Chase is a life-long resident of Northern Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and five children.

    Annette Santamaria, PhD MPH DABT

    Toxicologist

    Dr. Santamaria is a board-certified toxicologist with over thirty years of multidisciplinary consulting experience critically evaluating a broad range of toxicological, epidemiological, and clinical studies, conducting exposure and human health risk assessments, and communicating results to clients and governmental agencies. Dr. Santamaria has conducted safety assessments for a variety of consumer products (e.g., cosmetics, personal care products, toys, art products, promotional products, tobacco, foods, food packaging, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cleaning products, paints) and has evaluated their compliance with U.S., European, and Canadian consumer product regulations and/or California’s Proposition 65 regulations. Dr. Santamaria has also provided consulting support in toxic tort cases and product liability cases. She has critically evaluated the human health risks associated with consumer, occupational, and/or environmental exposures to a wide variety of chemicals (e.g., manganese, benzene, talc, arsenic, asbestos, trichloroethylene, PCBs, flame retardants, solvents, phthalates).  

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Emergency Use Authorization

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    What is the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)? What does it mean to you and what will happen when it expires? This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    What is the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)? What does it mean to you and what will happen when it expires? This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Dr. Suzanne Schwartz

    FDA's Deputy Director Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation, Center for Devices & Radiological Health

    Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA is FDA's Deputy Director (& Acting Office Director) Office of Strategic Partnerships & Technology Innovation (OST), Center for Devices & Radiological Health, US Food & Drug Administration. Suzanne joined FDA in 2010 as a Commissioner’s Fellow and joined CDRH the following year as a Medical Officer in the former Office of Device Evaluation, Division of Surgery, Orthopedics and Restorative Devices. Soon after, Suzanne became CDRH’s Director of Medical Countermeasures and Emergency Preparedness/Operations (EMCM) in the Office of the Center Director. In this role, she provided leadership in the strategic planning and implementation of CDRH’s medical countermeasures, counter-terrorism, and public health emergency preparedness/operations initiatives involving medical devices. Suzanne began spearheading CDRH’s medical device cybersecurity strategic initiative while in her role as Director of EMCM in 2013, chairing the CDRH Cybersecurity Working Group which is tasked with formulating policy on medical device cybersecurity on behalf of the Agency. In 2015, Suzanne assumed the position of CDRH’s Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, where she provided leadership and strategic direction for additional Center programs such as Partnering with Patients, External Expertise and Partnerships, the Standards Management Program, as well as initiatives to advance the health of women, children, and special populations. Suzanne earned an MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York in 1988, trained in General Surgery and Burn Trauma at the New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center; an executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in 2012, and completed Cohort X of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – Harvard School of Public Health & Harvard Kennedy School of Government executive education in June 2013.  Most recently, Suzanne earned a certificate of mastery for all requirements set forth in the Leadership for a Democratic Society, conferred by the Federal Executive Institute, US Office of Personnel Management.

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: FDA Audit Activity and cGMP Best Practices

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    This session will address best practices when importing, distributing and labeling products regulated by the FDA. It will address the do’s and don’ts related to supply chain compliance, registrations and facility obligations, as well as vetting the supply chain and executing audits of both foreign and domestic facilities. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    This session will address best practices when importing, distributing and labeling products regulated by the FDA. It will address the do’s and don’ts related to supply chain compliance, registrations and facility obligations, as well as vetting the supply chain and executing audits of both foreign and domestic facilities. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Kyle Hach (Moderator)

    COO, Raining Rose

    Kyle Hach is the Chief Operations Officer at Raining Rose Inc., where he oversees Production, Packaging,
    Quality, Supply Chain, Logistics, and Continuous Improvement.
    Throughout his 13+ year career at Raining Rose, Inc., he has worked externally with OEM’s, regulatory
    agencies, and customers during product development and production startup. Internally, he works
    closely with his operations team, including growing the team from one shift to 24/7 production over
    four years. Kyle specializes in the production and compliance of Cosmetics, Organics, and OTC’s.
    Kyle resides in Mount Vernon, Iowa, with his wife Megan and their three kids. He stays active by
    coaching several different sports that his kids are involved in and managing their growing acreage of
    farm animals, gardens, and pumpkin patches.

    Joshua Grauso

    Sr Manager, Food Safety & Quality System Audits at UL

    As a senior member of the UL leadership team, Joshua works with retail chains, brands, grocery and manufacturing organizations to develop, implement and oversee professional 3rd party store, facility and/or supplier assessment programs related to industry standards for quality, food safety and cGMP compliance.  In his current role, Joshua has overall accountability for the leadership of the client, technical and field services for the Retail Food Safety and Supply Chain Quality Audit & Certification Body programs.  Joshua is a certified auditor, practitioner, approved training provider and has performed audits for majore retailers and industry recognized certification schemes including cGMP, ISO9001, OHSAS 18001, ANSI Z-10, SQF, and BRC Global Standards.  Joshua participates on industry technical committees and work groups drafting national and international standards as a UL Consumer technical representative.

    Angela Bazigos

    CEO, Touchstone Technologies

    Angela Bazigos is the CEO of Touchstone Technologies Inc. She has degrees in microbiology and computing and 40 years of experience with drugs, biologics, medical devices, cosmetics, healthcare and food.  She has broad experience in the areas of quality assurance, regulatory affairs, audits, imports and exports. She frequently collaborates with the FDA on new guidance documents. Angela serves as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and is the vice president of Pacific Regional Chapter of Society of Quality Assurance. 

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: Hand Sanitizer 101

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    This session will serve as a reminder that hand sanitizer is a highly regulated product category. We will address the regulations and supply chain challenges surrounding hand sanitizer including compounding, bottling, shipping and marketing claims. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    This session will serve as a reminder that hand sanitizer is a highly regulated product category. We will address the regulations and supply chain challenges surrounding hand sanitizer including compounding, bottling, shipping and marketing claims.  This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Rick Brenner, MAS+ (Moderator)

    President/CEO of Logical Advisors

    Rick Brenner, MAS+, is President/CEO of Logical Advisors which provides advisory services to leading industry distributors and suppliers. This year marks the seventh year Rick has co-chaired PPAI’s Product Responsibility Summit. A 19-year veteran of the promotional products industry, 12 as president and CEO of industry supplier Prime Resources, he has long history of industry leadership as well as advocacy for product safety and responsible sourcing. He is a former chairman of PPAI. He was a founder of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), a member of QCA’s governance committee and served for seven years as chair of QCA’s compliance committee. Rick has also served as president of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, the preeminent global product safety organization.

    Eddie Blau

    CEO Innovation Line

    Eddie Blau is the CEO of Innovation Line, a top 40 supplier in the imprinted promotional products industry. Eddie has been leading Innovation Line for the past 28 years, overseeing the company’s steady and consistent growth during that time. He started his career as an attorney, working in the corporate transactions department of one of the largest law firms in the country. His legal background has been helpful in guiding Innovation Line through the myriad of regulatory and compliance issues facing the promotional products industry.

    Eddie received his B.A. in history from U.C.L.A. and his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.   

    Heather Wunderlich

    Compliance Manager, Staples Promotional Products

    Heather Wunderlich holds a bachelor of science degree in finance, from Missouri State University, and is the compliance manager at Staples Promotional Products where she supports product safety, CSR and contract compliance.  She has been with Staples for 13 years and spent 7 of those years in compliance, after making the move from special order management in 2013.  Heather supports Staples’ and client specific compliance initiatives in the US, Canada, and around the globe.  She enjoys researching regulations and applying the findings to products and the industry.  Heather works closely with procurement and legal as well as suppliers, lab partners, and industry groups.  

    Rosanne Webster

    CIO, SnugZ USA

    An experienced executive in the promotional products industry, Rosanne Webster has held a variety of leadership roles over the past 15 years at Top 40 Supplier SnugZ USA.  SnugZ USA is known for manufacturing high-quality lanyards and personal care products among others.  Currently, Rosanne serves as the chief information officer overseeing product compliance and information technology.  Prior to this role she spent 9 years as the company’s chief operating officer and 2 years are the company’s vice president of finance.   

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  • Virtual Product Responsibility Summit 2020: What You Say Matters

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/18/2020

    Marketing claims shape a company’s identity and can set it apart from the competition. If a claim is not truthful, you could be in trouble. The Federal Trade Commission will take action against companies making untruthful claims—particularly related to COVID-19 and greenwashing statements. In this session you will receive a seven-point checklist to help companies ensure marketing claims stand up to the principles enforced by the FTC. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.​

    Marketing claims shape a company’s identity and can set it apart from the competition. If a claim is not truthful, you could be in trouble. The Federal Trade Commission will take action against companies making untruthful claims—particularly related to COVID-19 and greenwashing statements. In this session you will receive a seven-point checklist to help companies ensure marketing claims stand up to the principles enforced by the FTC. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative and is as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Lesley Fair

    Senior Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection

    Lesley Fair is a Senior Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she has represented the FTC in numerous investigations of false advertising and fraud. She now specializes in industry education and blogs at the FTC's Business Center.

    Lesley graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. She clerked for United States District Judge Fred Shannon of the Western District of Texas and served as staff counsel to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. Before coming to the FTC, she practiced criminal law and appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States inMurray v. Carrier.

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  • Fashion Face Masks & Compliance Considerations

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/26/2020

    Fashion face masks have become something that everyone can relate to considering the times that we are living in. This webinar will focus on the US market including the following: regulatory requirements, physical/performance requirements, chemical requirements and also touch on labeled claims and the ramifications of making claims for fashion masks. Industry practice for this very popular product category will be reviewed during this training session. This session qualifies as an elective course for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Fashion face masks have become something that everyone can relate to considering the times that we are living in. This webinar will focus on the US market including the following: regulatory requirements, physical/performance requirements, chemical requirements and also touch on labeled claims and the ramifications of making claims for fashion masks. Industry practice for this very popular product category will be reviewed during this training session. This session qualifies as an elective course for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Matthew Nudell

    Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance Consultant at TÜV Rheinland North America

    Matthew Nudell is a Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance consultant that works with major consumer products companies and retailers to develop custom tailored approaches for complying with chemical regulations for consumer products. Matthew has spent over a decade monitoring and advising companies about US chemical regulations such as California Proposition 65, CPSIA, US state reporting requirements for children’s products and various US state chemical restrictions. He is currently a member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) restricted substances list (RSL) task force, which developed and maintains a list of all global chemical regulatory restrictions for apparel, apparel accessory and footwear products. Matthew has also worked extensively with companies in developing and maintaining chemical management and restricted substances (RS) programs and related restricted substances lists (RSL) in order to ensure that products meet all global chemical restrictions and can therefore be sold anywhere in the world.

    Syed Zaman

    Textile Test Engineer at TUV Rheinland North America Group

    Syed Zaman works as the Textile Test Engineer at TUV Rheinland North American Group. Syed is a confident leader with exceptional team building skills and ability to create a culture of continuous improvement.

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  • Your Business Vaccine Virtual Session

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/29/2020

    ​In today’s climate, we are all searching and hoping for the quick fix to get back to normal. We all want that one shot to inject our organizations with success. But just as a vaccine takes time, you must take the steps today to create immunity from business illness including what you need to do daily, weekly, monthly and annually to get yourself on the path to success. In this session with Sara Webb, we’ll discuss the steps to prevent your business from sickness even in this climate.

    In today’s climate, we are all searching and hoping for the quick fix to get back to normal.  We all want that one shot to inject our organizations with success. But just as a vaccine takes time, you must take the steps today to create immunity from business illness including what you need to do daily, weekly, monthly and annually to get yourself on the path to success.  In this session with Sara Webb, we’ll discuss the steps to prevent your business from sickness even in this climate. 

    Sara Webb

    Owner - InTandem Promotions

    Sara Webb has more than 20 years of industry experience. With previous experiences as a buyer in a completely different industry, she became hooked on promotional products and its possibilities for branding organizations. In 1999, Sara began working in the promotional product industry where her true love for this industry flourished. 

    In 2013, Sara built InTandem Promotions. In her words, “Ever since I can remember, I have been a juggler. Juggling activities, career, family, friends and volunteering. I have learned through all of this juggling that I can do it myself. But it's far easier (not to mention more fun) to juggle with a partner.” And it was on that premise that the InTandem Promotions brand was created.     In owning InTandem, Sara has built not only a personal brand but also the brand of her organization. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences in developing as well as continually building the InTandem Brand Story.

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    2. During the live virtual session, participants will be asked to use their webcam and computer microphone to brainstorm with other participants during the session. 

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.