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_2017Bd_JanetMcMaster Janet McMaster, MAS (District 2)
RAC President
274 Mayfield Dr
Goose Creek, SC   29445
Work:  717-476-0409
(term expires January 2018)
Janet McMaster, MAS, is a Regional Sales Manager for Geiger.  A 30-year industry veteran, Janet has held positions in support services, marketing, systems training and sales management.  In the past, she held Board positions with PAPPA (formerly SACDV) 2004–2005 and 2007–2010.  After relocating from Pennsylvania to South Carolina in 2012, Janet was elected to the Board of CAAMP and served as Professional Development Chair and President.  She was awarded Volunteer of the Year by CAAMP in 2015.  Elected to the RAC Board in 2015, she is currently serving as President.  In addition to her regional association vol­un­teerism, Janet has also served on PPAI RAC Volunteer of the Year Advisory Group (2016) and the Donna Hall Memorial Grant Award Committee (2015), as well as several other planning committees within the regional community.
Photo_2017Bd_LindseyWhitney Lindsey Whitney, MAS (District 4)
RAC Vice President
Raining Rose, Inc.
949 Durum Ct
Windsor, CO   80550
Work:  319-200-4808
(term expires January 2018)
Lindsey Whitney, MAS, is a national sales representative at Raining Rose located in Cedar Rapids, IA. She focuses her time on business development and implementation of strategic branding programs. Her regional involvement began in 2010 as an RMRPPA Board member. Since that time, she has served as the RMRPPA Vice President, Marketing Committee Chair, Expo Committee Chair, RAC Delegate and L.E.A.D. attendee. Lindsey has a BS in International Business, with minors in Market Research and Global Marketing from Johnson & Wales University in Denver. She is currently the President of RMRPPA and Vice President of the Regional Association Council (RAC) Board of Directors.
Photo_2017Bd_HaroldWood Harold Wood (District 1)
RAC Secretary
BIC Graphic USA
1 Dawson Dr
Fredericksburg, VA   22405
Work:  732-552-7434
(term expires January 2019)
Harold Wood is an account manager for BIC Graphic serving the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia; has been an active leader for CPPA, SAAGNY and VAPPA; and is VAPPA’s 2017 RAC Delegate. Harold has been the proud recipient of the Supplier of the Year award for both VAPPA (2013) and CPPA (2016), a PPAI Volunteer of the Year nominee (2015 and 2016) and most recently, a member of the inaugural class of PPAI Fellows.
Photo_2017Bd_JohnBates John Bates (District 3)
RAC Treasurer 
Polyconcepts North America
52250 Chickadee Ln
Shelby Township, MI   48315
Work:  586-354-8089
(term expires January 2019)
John Bates started his career in the wonderful world of promotional products in 1998, the year the MP3 player was invented. Since then, John has spent time on both the distributor and supplier side and is currently a Field Sales Manager for Polyconcept North America.  He was fortunate enough to marry his high school sweetheart, Dina, 15 years ago and now Ella, Grace and Charlie call him Dad. John served as MiPPA President in 2016.
Photo_2017Bd_DAnnaZimmer D’Anna Zimmer, CAS (District 4)
RAC Delegate to the PPAI Board
6403 Garlinghouse Ln
Dallas, TX   75252
Work:  815-687-6801
E-mail:  d’
(term expires January 2019)
D’Anna Zimmer, CAS, is the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana Brand Development Manager for BAG MAKERS, Inc. and has worked as a supplier rep for more than 20 years after beginning as a distributor sales rep for Marketing Incentives. Her involvement with PPAS began early in her career; she has served in several capacities on the Board including Vice President twice, President twice and RAC Delegate for several terms. She has attended L.E.A.D. in Washington, DC, for five consecutive years and helped PPAS host L.E.A.D. Local in Austin, TX, in 2015.  In 2016, she joined the RAC Board as Treasurer and in 2017, she was appointed as the RAC Liaison to the PPAI Board (a two-year term).
Photo_2017Bd_LeeStrom Lee Strom, CAS (District 5)
PPAI Board Liaison to RAC Board
22833 SE Black Nugget Rd, Ste 130
Issaquah, WA   98029-3621
Work:  206-727-3223
(term expires January 2018)
Lee Strom, CAS, has been with SanMar, a B2B supplier of apparel, bags and accessories for 15+ years and is Head of Marketing for the family-owned company. In a 2013 PPB Magazine interview, he said, “My wife and I are in the ‘empty nester’ years; we enjoy traveling, hitting the restaurant scene and playing bad music as a guitar/ukulele duo.”
Photo_2017Bd_RyanSmall Ryan Small, CAS (District 2)
RAC Immediate Past President
Thread F/X
1608 County Hospital Rd
Nashville, TN   37218
Work:  615-353-8776 ext. 11
(term expires January 2018)
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 was President of PPAMS in 2014.
Thomas (Tom) Clouser (District 1)
The Magnet Group
7 Chamber Dr
Washington, MO   63090
Work:  724-875-7980
(term expires January 2018)
Tom Clouser’s career in the promotional products industry began before he was “officially” in the industry—as a buyer of branded marketing tools at a large financial institution. Two years later, he found himself on the distributor side for the next 17 years. Then, in 2015, Tom began a new chapter in his career as a supplier as senior account manager for Evan’s Manufacturing. In April 2016, Tom joined The Magnet Group family as regional sales manager. Tom has served on numerous volunteer committees for his regional association including membership, show planning and education and is currently serving as Past President of TRASA (Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association). He is a strong advocate of the benefit and power of regional asso­ciations.
Photo_2017Bd_BobLevitt2 Bob Levitt (District 5)
Bob Levitt Company
6520 Platt Ave #564
West Hills, CA   91307
Work:  818-646-6206
(term expires January 2018)
Bob Levitt, owns The Bob Levitt Company, a distributorship in West Hills, California and has more than 30 years of promotional products experience. Bob has spent his entire adult life volunteering and served as the Chairman of the Board of Managers for the East Valley Family YMCA for numerous years. In addition, Bob is active in his regional association, SAAC and is their RAC Delegate. Bob holds a BA in Marketing/Advertising from San Diego State University.
Photo_2017Bd_BillPetrie Bill Petrie (District 2)
625 Bakers Bridge Ave, Ste 105
Franklin, TN   37067
Work:  615-601-3125
(term expires January 2019)
Bill Petrie is a featured speaker at national and international industry events, a serial creator of content marketing and a PromoKitchen chef. He has worked over 17 years in executive leadership positions at leading promotional products distributorships and currently serves as president of PromoCorner. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been working collaboratively with others to achieve common goals. Bill served on the PPAChicago Board of Directors and is the current President of the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPAMS). Bill was elected to the Regional Association Council (RAC) Board in 2016 and has worked closely with PPAI on several committees and work groups. Bill was named an inaugural PPAI Fellow in 2016.
Photo_2017Bd_JeffShaw Jeff Shaw (District 3)
HALO Branded Solutions
150 E Campus View Blvd, Ste 100
Columbus, OH   43235
Work: 614-345-0142
(term expires January 2018)
Jeff Shaw, formerly president of his own distributorship, sold it and is now National Sales Director, Proprietary Lines, for HALO Branded Solutions. Since joining the Ohio Promotional Professionals Association (OPPA) Board in 2010, he has served in a variety of leadership positions including Education Committee Chair, Promotions at the Bay Show Chair, Vice President and President and is currently their RAC Delegate.
Jeff Thomas (District 5)
The Vernon Company
1611 Calle Ranchero
Petaluma, CA   94954-5771
Work:  707-586-1182
(term expires January 2019)
Jeff Thomas has been in the industry 31 years and is an Account Executive with The Vernon Company which he joined in August 2001.  Prior to Vernon, he was with another distributor since January 1987.  He was on the Board of Directors of the Promotional Marketing Association of Northern California (PMANC) from 2005 through 2010, serving as President in 2009; on the RAC Board from 2009 to 2013, serving as the RAC Delegate to the PPAI Board from 2011 to 2013; and has been the President of the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Fund since 2011.  Jeff is also a member of the inaugural class of PPAI Fellows.