Twelve up-and-coming industry pros were selected from more than 40 nominees as this year’s PPB Rising Stars. The annual recognition program seeks out and spotlights the industry’s budding leaders based on their accomplishments, leadership potential and involvement in their industry and community.

PPB started the program in 2010 and since that time it has become one of the most sought-after recognitions in the industry.

Read about each of this year’s honorees in PPB’s September issue and be there to cheer them on during the live recognition program at the PPAI North American Leadership Conference, August 14-16, in San Francisco, California.

Congratulations to the PPB 2016 Rising Stars:


Beau Ashton, AIA Corporation

Remy Kawaguchi, Image Source

Sarah Merrill, Mercury Promotions & Fulfillment

Stephanie Lyndon-Wheeler, Boundless

Tim Hennessy, Jr., Concepts & Associates, Inc.

Kevin Mullaney, Brandito


Dan Webb, The Webb Company

Elson Yeung, alphabroder

Esmeralda Anaya, Terry Town

Keith Lofton, CAS, Pro Towels

Kenny Ved, Goldstar

Business Services:

Ryan Hanchey, SAGE