Guest Blog: Tim Andrews Promoted to President and CEO

Tuesday May 29, 2007 | Filed under: Guest Blog, News About ASI

From Norman Cohn, Chairman of ASI:

It is with great pleasure that I announce today that Timothy M. Andrews has been promoted from President of ASI to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ASI. You can see a copy of the full release below.

Tim joined ASI as its President in 2003 and, since that time, we have seen how he has successfully developed and shaped the strategic direction for the company.

Tim has been largely responsible for leading the overall growth of the Advertising Specialty Institute during his four years as President, and this promotion to Chief Executive Officer is a continuation of the confidence we have in his abilities and a well-deserved honor.

Since joining the company, Tim has enhanced ASI’s membership services, not only introducing many valuable new member benefits, but also significantly improving the quality of service ASI members receive. Two significant accomplishments include the development and launch of ESP Online and the implementation of ASI’s new business management platform, combining dozens of databases and software systems into one platform.

The innovative ideas that Tim provides, the expertise he demonstrates when making strategic business decisions, and his passion for leading by example, are all admirable qualities and skills. ASI is proud of all that Tim has accomplished in the last four years, and we look forward to even greater success in the future with Tim’s increased responsibilities as President and CEO.

Sincerely,

Norman Cohn

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MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release

ASI® PROMOTES TIMOTHY M. ANDREWS

TO PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Assumes Dual Title and Appointed Board Member of ASI Computer Systems, Inc.

TREVOSE, PA - May 29, 2007 - The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI), the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, announced today that Timothy M. Andrews has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer.

Andrews assumes the dual title of President and Chief Executive Officer and also has been appointed to the board of directors of ASI Computer Systems, Inc®. Prior to this promotion, Andrews was President of ASI.

This promotion signifies the inaugural naming of a President and Chief Executive Officer for the Advertising Specialty Institute.

"We are proud to make this announcement," said Norman Cohn, Chairman of ASI. "Tim joined ASI as its President in 2003 and, since that time, we have seen how he has successfully developed and shaped the strategic direction for the company."

"Since joining the company, Tim has enhanced ASI’s membership services, not only introducing many valuable new member benefits, but also significantly improving the quality of service ASI members receive," Cohn said. “The innovative ideas that Tim provides, the expertise he demonstrates when making strategic business decisions, and his passion for leading by example, are all admirable qualities and skills. ASI is proud of all that Tim has accomplished in the last four years, and we look forward to even greater success in the future with Tim’s increased responsibilities as President and CEO."

Matthew Cohn, President of The ASI Show, said “This promotion is well-deserved. ASI members, employees and the leadership team of ASI have confidence in Tim, and he has had a positive, visible impact on the advertising specialty industry and ASI. His role will continue to expand, and his valuable input, industry expertise and leadership skills will be relied upon to shape and develop ASI moving forward."

In his role as a director of ASI Computer Systems, Inc., Andrews will evaluate and further determine ways to integrate technologies developed by ASI and by ASI Computer into new features for existing products and services and to create new ones.

"I’m as excited today about the opportunity to be at ASI as I was when I joined four years ago," Andrews said. We are in a dynamic, changing industry, and I look forward to continuing to look for ways ASI can help our 24,000 distributor and supplier firms to be more productive and more profitable."

For more information about the promotion of Timothy M. Andrews to President and Chief Executive Officer of ASI, contact Matthew Cohn, president of The ASI Show, at 800-546-3300 or at mcohn@asicentral.com.