The PPAI Fellows program recognizes influential individuals who have actively supported the industry through their personal involvement, and keep them connected as they retire or become unemployed. The program is also intended to inspire more industry professionals to pursue PPAI Fellows status, contributing to a culture of engagement, involvement and leadership throughout all parts of PPAI.
Congratulations to the association leaders who are the inaugural group of PPAI Fellows.
Eligible for automatic qualification into the program are:
- Individuals who have served five years or more on committee, advisory groups or boards at the national and/or regional level. Task forces and other work groups may also contribute.
- Members who have mentored, facilitated or taught education sessions live or on-line and contributing writers in combination with other volunteer activities
- PPAI board members that have served a full four year term
- Recipients of the PPB Volunteer of the Month
Eligibility into the program will be considered for promotional products professionals with a major and productive interest in furthering the industry and whose accomplishments support the objectives of PPAI and meet stated criteria. Professionals must have been employed by a PPAI member company and must have been actively volunteering for a recognized board, committee, action group or task force at the time of the request.
The PPAI Fellows program will provide a number of benefits.
- Personal subscriptions of all electronic PPAI publications and other electronic mailings relevant to PPAI activities and programs
- VIP access to badge pick up, VIP reserved seating as applicable and an invitation to participate in all volunteer activities at The PPAI Expo
- Opportunities to provide mentoring, facilitate or teach education sessions live or online, or serve as a contributing writer
- Inclusion and recognition in UPIC and PPAI membership directories
- Invitation to the PPAI Leadership Luncheon at The PPAI Expo with reserved seating
- Entitlement to use the designation of PPAI Fellow. This designation would reflect the professional stature of the Fellow and his or her record of valuable service to the Association and the industry
- Fellow lapel pin and Fellow badge ribbon at The PPAI EXPO
- Complete online roster of PPAI Fellows