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-RebeccaMc95x118 Rebecca Mclaughlin, CAS (District 1)
RAC President
5678 W Ridge Rd
Erie, PA   16506-1012
Work:  800-772-8247
(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 nine 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-RyanSmall2015 Ryan Small, CAS (District 2)
RAC Vice President
Thread F/X
1608 County Hospital Rd
Nashville, TN   37218
Work:  615-353-8776 ext. 11
(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 was President of the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPAMS) in 2014.
 Photo-Bd-JanetMcMaster Janet McMaster, MAS (District 2)
RAC Secretary
274 Mayfield Dr
Goose Creek, SC   29445
Work:  207-755-2967
(term expires January 2017)
Janet McMaster, MAS, is the Regional Sales Manager for Geiger.  In the past, she held Board positions with SACDV (now PAPPA) 2004–2005 and 2007–2010.  After relocating from Pennsylvania to South Carolina in 2012, Janet was nominated for the Board of CAAMP and is currently the Professional Development Chair as well as incoming President.  Janet has also served on PPAI’s Professional Development Committee (2013 and 2014) and the Women’s Leadership Conference Advisory Planning Workgroup (2013 and 2014).
Photo-Bd-ScottHareid2013 Scott Hareid (District 3)
RAC Delegate to the PPAI Board
Hareid Marketing
19445 Elsmere Ct
Farmington, MN   55024-7005
Work:  612-308-4888
(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 almost 20 years. During the last ten years, he has been volunteering his time to the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP), currently is the RAC Delegate and was the 2014 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.
Photo-Bd-TedFuehr2013 Ted Fuehr, MAS (District 4)
RAC Immediate Past President
Incentives International Inc.
7275 W 162nd St, Ste 108
Overland Park, KS   66085-9366
Work:  913-681-6100
(term expires January 2016)
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.  Ted has a BA from the University of Missouri and an MBA from UMKC.
 Photo-Bd-KimNewell Kim Newell
PPAI Board Liaison to the RAC Board
World Wide Lines, Inc.
962 Hwy 51 N
Covington, TN   38019-1524
Work:  901-476-9797 ext. 1014
(term expires January 2016)
Kim Newell is the President of World Wide Lines, Inc.  In 2010, Kim was named as a member of the ASI Hot List, ASI Counselor Power 50 and as a PPAI Rising Star.  She was awarded Counselor Magazine’s Women of Distinction award in 2011.
 Photo-Bd-Larry Arntz Larry Arntz (District 1)
Larry Arntz, Inc.
2795 Geo. Wash. Memorial Hwy
Hayes, VA   23072
Work:  804-642-3310
(term expires January 2017)
Larry Arntz is President of Larry Arntz, Inc., a distributorship based in Virginia and has 20 years’ of experience in the promotional products industry. He has served VAPPA over the last 20 years in a variety of capacities including At-large Board Member, Show Committee Chair, Vice President, President and currently serves as the RAC Delegate.  After Affiliating with AIA in 2011, he has been awarded The Presidents Club Award and the Million Dollar Circle of Excellence Awards for 2012 and 2013.
Photo-Bd-TomCarpenter2013 Tom Carpenter, MAS (District 4)
Fey Promotional Products Group
2004 4th Ave N
Edgerton, MN   56128
Work:  800-533-5340 ext. 2228
(term expires January 2016)
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-JonHenrickson2013 Jon Henrickson, CAS (District 5)
Henrickson & Associates
9276 Madison Ave
Orangevale, CA   95662
Work:  916-768-5534
(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 active in PMANC as well as a member of AzPPA, NWPMA, PPAI and SAAC.  His interests include boating, hiking/walking and golf.
Photo-Bd-BobLevitt2013 Bob Levitt, MAS (District 5)
Bob Levitt Company
4924 Balboa Blvd, Ste 305
Encino, CA   91316
Work:  818-646-6206
(term expires January 2016)
Bob Levitt, MAS, owns The Bob Levitt Company, a distributorship based in Encino, CA and has almost 30 years of promotional products experience.  Bob is a longtime volunteer with Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC). He is serving as their RAC Delegate in 2015.
 Photo-Bd-JeffShaw Jeff Shaw (District 3)
Shaw Printing & Promotion
835 Grandview Ave
Columbus, OH   43215
Work:  614-224-5844
(term expires January 2017)
Jeff Shaw is the President of Shaw Print and Promotion, a distributorship located in Columbus, OH. He served the Ohio Promotional Professionals Association (OPPA) as a volunteer for many years before moving into a leadership role in 2010 when he ran for the Board. Since joining the Board, he has stepped up to serve in a variety of leadership positions including Education Committee Chair, Promotions at the Bay Show Chair, RAC Delegate, Vice President and President.
Photo-Bd-LindseyWhitney Lindsey Whitney, CAS (District 4)
Solar Advertising
1708 E Lincoln Ave, Unit 6
Ft. Collins, CO   80524
Work:  866-851-2502 ext. 701
(term expires January 2017)
Lindsey Whitney, CAS, works for Solar Advertising and is a member of and RAC Delegate for the Rocky Mountain Region Promotional Products Association (RMRPPA).  She was appointed in November 2015 to fill a Board vacancy.