The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) has named John R. B. Cudahy, MAS, the regional association’s new executive director.

The New Hire:

Cudahy comes to SAAGNY from within the promotional products industry, having previously served as Northeast sales executive for supplier Raining Rose. Prior to that, he held sales positions with Prime Line, Hit Promotional Products and Starline USA.

“I am extremely honored for the opportunity to continue my long history with SAAGNY,” says Cudahy. “The association has been a passion of mine for many years. Having the chance to dedicate 100% of my time to something I love so much is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

The Search:

When the executive director position opened, the association immediately formed a search committee consisting of current and past leadership, including the board of directors and past presidents.

  • The response to the position was overwhelming, with resumes coming in from qualified candidates from both inside and outside the industry.
  • In the end, it was a unanimous decision for Cudahy to be the next executive director.

SAAGNY will be hosting a town hall/meet the executive director webinar in August. More details will be available soon.

In Their Own Words:

SAAGNY President Rachel Levin says, “I’m very excited at the prospect of John Cudahy as the executive director of SAAGNY. With John’s skills, experience and passion for our association, it will be a rewarding adventure for us all, and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve with John at the helm.”

Brett Schaffer, SAAGNY past president, says, “Mr. Cudahy’s history of dedication and passion for the association was unmatched. His industry experience and fresh outlook will bring many years of success to SAAGNY.”