This is the 12th installment in a year-long series of department profiles to help readers learn more about the PPAI staff members who serve them.

PPAI’s executive team—comprised of Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO; Bob McLean, CPA, CAE, CEM, executive vice president; and Alan Peterson, vice president of business development—is dedicated to advancing the promotional products industry’s visibility, viability and credibility. Through their oversight of PPAI’s staff, departments and initiatives, they are focused on delivering compelling member value, successfully executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners.

Paul Bellantone, CAE
President and CEO
"I am a musician and my passion is live music and music festivals.”

Robert “Bob” McLean, Jr., CPA, CAE, CEM
Executive Vice President
“I like photography and look forward to taking pictures of my first granddaughter when she arrives this month.”

Alan Peterson
Vice President of Business Development 
“I have a passion for the mountains and own a ranch in Colorado.”   


James Khattak is news editor of PPB.