MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PROVIDING LEADERSHIP AND VISION FOR A MORE PROSPEROUS INDUSTRY.
Tony Shereda MAS MASI – President
“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.”
Glenn Miotke – Immediate Past President
David Szidik – President Elect / 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!"
Mike Freestone – Director, Marketing / Newsletter
"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."
Ashley 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
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
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."
Regina Harrington – Director
"Unfortunately for Paul Kiewiet, he did not know at our first meeting during ASI Chicago over fifteen years ago. That he would still be taking me under his wing almost two full decades later. Consistently helping me find my way and locate all of my things along the way at just the right time. I believe in and have experienced first hand the support, benefits and relationships that stem from being involved with regional associations. It is an honor to serve and a privilege to work alongside accomplished board members and MIPPA Members. I am committed to MIPPA and my role as a board member. I look forward to the challenge, hard work and all the fun!”FUN FACTS
Jake Wylonis – Director, TOM Show Co-Chair
Swag Consultants (Distributor)
"In my short time in the promotional industry I've learned quite a bit about how close the industry is as a community. In previous corporate roles it was always about beating the competition. While that still holds true for this industry, distributors and suppliers alike, it's a friendly competition. I've never seen so many competitors have such close relationships and offer to help one another with ideation or a source to complete a project. I'm glad to be a part of such a great industry and excited to be a part of MiPPA so that I can give back to an industry that has already provided me with so much.”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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