2014 RAC Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, RAC Delegate to the PPAI Board of Directors, PPAI Board Delegate to RAC and five directors.  The Immediate Past President shall serve one year in an ex-officio, non-voting capacity and is not a Director of the Board.  The Executive Officers are the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and RAC Delegate to the PPAI Board of Directors.  Printable RAC Board List

Photo-Bd-TedFuehr2013 Ted Fuehr, MAS (District 4)
RAC President
Incentives International Inc.
7275 W 162nd St, Ste 108
Overland Park, KS   66085-9366
Work:  913-681-6100
E-mail:  tfuehr@incentivesinternational.com
(term expires January 2015)
Ted Fuehr, MAS, has been in the promotional products industry for almost 40 years and is a third-generation PPAI member.  Ted has owned Incentives International, Inc., a distributorship located in Overland Park, Kansas, more than 20 years.  Ted has served on three PPAI committees and in his home association PPAM, he has served on the Board for six years, including as president.  And for 2014, he is the RAC Delegate.  Ted has a BA from the University of Missouri and an MBA from UMKC.
Photo-Bd-RebeccaMc95x118 Rebecca Mclaughlin, CAS (District 1)
RAC Vice President
CPS/Keystone
5678 W Ridge Rd
Erie, PA   16506-1012
Work:  800-772-8247
E-mail:  rebeccam@keystoneline.com
(term expires January 2016)
Rebecca Mclaughlin, CAS, has been in the promotional products industry for almost 10 years—all with CPS/Keystone (Erie, PA) where she is now the Sales and Operations Manager. Rebecca has been involved with TRASA for the past eight years. She was Show Chair for two years, 2010 Vice President and in 2011, President. Rebecca has attended LDW conferences, as well as the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference.
 Photo-Bd-JonHenrickson2013 Jon Henrickson, CAS (District 5)
RAC Secretary
Henrickson & Associates
1203 Souza Dr
El Dorado Hills, CA   95762
Work:  916-939-8068
E-mail:  jon@idea-reps.com
(term expires January 2015)
Jon Henrickson, CAS, is a multi-line representative for 10 lines; he calls on distributors in major cities in California, Oregon, Washington and Arizona as well as selling in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii.  Jon is a Board member, RAC Delegate and Legislative Chair for PMANC as well as a member of AzPPA, NWPMA, PPAI and SAAC.  His interests include boating, hiking/walking and golf.
Photo-Bd-ScottHareid2013 Scott Hareid (District 3)
RAC Treasurer
Hareid Marketing
19445 Elmerer Ct
Farmington, MN   55024
Work:  612-308-4888
E-mail:  shareid@hareidmarketing.com
(term expires January 2016)
Scott Hareid is President and owner of the multi-line representative agency Hareid Marketing and has worked in the promotional products industry for 17 years. During the last nine years, he has been volunteering his time to the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) and currently is President. Scott has also chaired UMAPP’s Membership, Booth Show and Room Show Committees.  In 2008, he worked directly with PPAI on the Supplier Forum held in St. Paul, MN. He is looking forward to working with the great individuals who volunteer their time at the regional, district and national levels.
Photo-Bd-RogerBurnett2013 Roger Burnett, CAS
RAC Immediate Past President
Competitive Edge Promotions
4330 Highcrest Dr
Brighton, MI   48116-7710
Phone:  810-986-5369
E-mail:  roger.burnett2013@icloud.com
(term expires January 2014)
Roger Burnett, CAS, has been active in MiPPA since 2008 and is currently a Past President.  Roger says, “I’ve come to realize there is a tremendous opportunity to give back to the industry and share new ideas.” A lifelong Detroiter, Roger resides in the far western suburbs with his wife Melisa, their three dynamic boys Buck, Dylan and Ryan and their three-pound mistress of the household Lucy, a miniature Yorkie.
Photo-Bd-TomCarpenter2013 Tom Carpenter, MAS (District 4)
RAC Delegate to the PPAI Board
Fey Promotional Products Group
2004 4th Ave N
Edgerton, MN   56128
Work:  800-533-5340 ext. 2228
E-mail:  tom.carpenter@fey-line.com
(term expires January 2014)
Tom Carpenter, MAS, is a 15+-year promotional products veteran who has served on both the supplier and distributor sides of the industry.  Tom served as the PPAS 2010 President and their RAC Delegate.  Tom has a strong interest in government relations—he attended the 2011 LEAD and served as a panelist on the LEAD followup webinar.
Photo-Bd-BrucePerryman2013 Bruce Perryman, MAS+
PPAI Delegate to the RAC Board
Embroidery Unlimited, Inc.
2149 E 5th St, Ste 104
Tempe, AZ   85281-3061
Work:  380-321-8900 ext. 10
E-mail:  bperryman@euinc.biz
(term expires January 2015)
Bruce Perryman, MAS+, is the founder and “hands on” owner of Embroidery Unlimited, Inc., providing services to the apparel and promotional products industry since 1989. Perryman is now established in Tempe, Arizona, where he joined the Arizona Promotional Products Association (AzPPA). Bruce was President of AzPPA in 2001 and 2011, served as the RAC Delegate 2006–2008 and 2009–2010 was the RAC Delegate to the PPAI Board. Bruce is an internationally published author, having been published in the Harvard Business Review, Stitches, EMB and Corporate Logo magazines.
Photo-Bd-EricEkstrand2013 Eric E. Ekstrand, MAS+ (District 3)
HALO Branded Solutions
770 Lake Trail
Aurora, OH   44202-7508
Work:  330-562-0773
E-mail:  eric.ekstrand@halo.com
(term expires January 2015)
Eric Ekstrand, MAS+, is the regional vice president for the Mid-Atlantic for HALO Branded Solutions. He has been in the promotional products industry for 30+ years and is a nine-time Pyramid Award winner as well as an active member of the Ohio Promotional Products Association (OPPA).  Eric’s leadership positions include 2011 PPAI Chairman, 2006 RAC President and RAC Delegate to the PPAI Board from 2002 to 2004. Eric served on the RAC task force that created the foundation for the Regional Affiliate Program.
Photo-Bd-BruceKorn2013 Bruce Korn, CAS (District 1)
Zakback, Inc.
115 Great Valley Pkwy
Malvern, PA   19355
Work:  610-407-0285
E-mail:  bkorn@zakback.com
(term expires January 2015)
Bruce Korn, CAS, has been involved in the Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association (PAPPA—formerly SACDV) as a member since 1997, serving as President in 2004, as well as Newsletter Chair and various other positions. He is their RAC Delegate. Bruce served on the RAC Board in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and served as Secretary.
Photo-Bd-BobLevitt2013 Bob Levitt, MAS (District 5)
Bob Levitt Company
4924 Balboa Blvd, Ste 305
Encino, CA   91316
Work:  818-646-6206
E-mail:  bob@boblevittcompany.com
(term expires January 2016)
Bob Levitt, MAS, owns The Bob Levitt Company, a distributorship based in Encino, CA and has 28+ years of promotional products experience.  Bob is a longtime volunteer with Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC). In addition to serving as their Treasurer, Bob currently is Chair of the SAAC Finance Committee and is leading the effort to reform SAAC’s investment and reserves strategies as well as serving on the Tradeshow, Marketing, Partnerships and Distributor Outreach Committees.
Photo-Bd-RyanSmall2014 Ryan Small, CAS (District 2)
Thread F/X
1608 County Hospital Rd
Nashville, TN   37218
Work:  615-350-9060
E-mail:  ryan@threadfxinc.com
(term expires January 2016)
Ryan Small, CAS, a fifth-generation Nashville native lives by one mantra … life is short, live large. Ryan is President and managing partner for Blue Dog Merch (a promotional products consulting firm) and Thread F/X, a family-owned business, founded in 1998, that specializes in contract embroidery, screen printing and fulfillment.  He is currently President of the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPAMS).
Photo-Bd-RoniWright2013 Roni Wright, MAS (District 2)
The Book Company
601 N Congress Ave, Ste 201
Delray Beach, FL   33445-4627
Work:  561-243-3553 ext. 207
E-mail:  roni@thebookco.com
(term expires January 2015)
Roni Wright, MAS, has volunteered and served on the boards of many industry associations. She is a past president of PPA Florida and previously held the position of RAC Secretary. She served on the PPAI Board of Directors (class of 2011) and received PPAI’s Distinguished Service Award in 2007. Believing that education is empowering, Roni has been a facilitator since 1989, a Board member and Chair of PPEF and a past member of the MAS/CAS Certification Committee.