MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PROVIDING LEADERSHIP AND VISION FOR A MORE PROSPEROUS INDUSTRY.
Glenn Miotke – President
Eric Pehrson, MASI – Immediate Past President
"I have known and been involved with MiPPA since the day I started in promotional products. Former MiPPA President Paul Zafarana first gave me a chance in this industry and one of the first things I did was attend Promotional Products 101. A couple of years after that I started my own distributorship and the very first thing I did was join MiPPA. I would attend Promotions that Roar, volunteer at the Bloom Show, went go to all the Luncheon with the Stars I could. At each event I met more and more amazing people and loved the networking opportunities. I wanted to run for the board to give back to an organization that has given me so much. To be included with such a great group of passionate people who truly cares about this industry is such an honor. MiPPA has helped me to grow professionally and as an added bonus I’ve made some amazing friends along the way."
Tony Shereda MAS MASI – President Elect
“I really wanted to become more involved in the industry and MiPPA was a great way to network with some of the most caring and sharing people in the world. After all that this industry had given to me and my family I really wanted to find a way to give back and MiPPA gave me that venue.”
David Szidik – Treasurer
"I wanted to become more involved in the industry and MiPPA was a great way to network with the industry professionals. I wanted to find a way to give back to the industry and MiPPA provides this opportunity."
Carly Jaeger – Secretary
"Since my start in the promotional products industry, I have felt that we are one big family, and in my family everyone gives back and does their part to contribute. When I took on the MI territory in late 2018 I was first introduced to MIPPA at the Roar show, and I was blown away by the strong relationships, the dedication, the respect and once again the family feel. I am honored to be asked to serve with MIPPA and I vow to do my part to keep our family strong!"
Parker Melvin – Director, Events
"What do I love about MiPPA? Honestly, everything. Especially the people. I have been so impressed with MiPPA as a professional organization since I moved to the supplier side of our industry in 2017. It is one of the absolute finest regional trade associations in the entire country. Having worked as both distributor and supplier, I feel that I have much to offer in advancing MiPPA’s mission. I am very passionate about the future of our industry and wish to contribute to its success in every way that I can. What better way to do that than to serve on the board of this top notch organization?!”
Mike Freestone – Director, Marketing / Ideas in Bloom Show
"I wanted to join the board because sometimes I feel like a small fish in a big sea. There is a lot to learn and a lot of exposure being a part of the board. It is always a goal of mine to continue to learn and grow in the industry I love. I also take a lot of pride being able to be a part of something like this and to be able to represent myself and what I believe in. I look forward to being a part of such a great organization."
Scott Wakefield – Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
AlphaBroder / PrimeLine (Supplier)
"I wanted to give back to those who have helped me get to where I am today. MIPPA, not only introduced me to some outstanding people but also helped me create new friends over the past 5 years."
Sandra Kelley, MAS – Director, Professional Development
Prestige Promotions LLC (Distributor)
Term Ending 12/31/24
"I really do LOVE MIPPA. I have been a member at large for the last several years and was honored to be asked to serve on the Board Member for 2019-2020 . I accepted because I truly believe it is our duty to serve in some aspect of our industry. Each of us is responsible to help make the industry just a little bit better, utilizing our own unique gifts and talents (I'm still in search of mine)! I was always so impressed at how organized the MIPPA events were and how they were done with high quality and don't let me start on the value that each member receive from their membership. Being a member of MIPPA was a no-brainer!."FUN FACTS
Ashly Grenell – Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
Augusta Sportswear (Supplier)
"I can’t remember who decided to adopt me into this MiPPA family, but I am forever grateful and I owe a thanks to them! Haha! I love being involved and helping in this industry. I wanted to join the board to give back and help in whatever way I can, while also educating about who we are. I am proud to be a part of the MiPPA family and serve in this community. The long-lasting friendships and the wealth of knowledge that makes up this board speak volumes to who MiPPA is."FUN FACTS
Paul A. Kiewiet MAS+ – Executive Director
"I believe this can be the golden age of promotional products for professionals who wish to grow, to learn how to create value and how to be more relevant to the needs of their customers. I like the way that MiPPA provides the tools for people to do that successfully."
BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATION
Service on the board of directors of MiPPA provides you with high profile leadership opportunities as well as the ability to shape the future of this organization.
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