The Board of Trustees of the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), the industry’s nonprofit founded to recognize and encourage scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their college-aged children, has elected new incoming trustees. They will take office at the conclusion of the PPEF meeting on January 9 at The PPAI Expo 2022.

Nick Lateur, director of national accounts-specialty brands at HPG Brands, will serve a partial term of two years, from January 2022 to January 2024. Serving terms from January 2022 to January 2025 are Bruce Barnet, chief operating officer of Charles River Apparel; Becki Heinen, new business development at Facilisgroup; Stephen McFadden, CAS, president of Perfect Promotions & More, Inc., and D'Anna Zimmer, CAS, business development manager at Bag Makers, Inc.

Funded by PPAI and generous donations from companies and individuals within the promotional products industry, the PPEF scholarship program enables youth and professionals to continue their education at the collegiate level. The Association and industry patrons have a long-standing commitment of service to the promotional products industry, and this fund supports those who demonstrate the same commitment.