New Members Join Advisory Boards

Monday November 8, 2010 | Filed under: Community, Members, News About ASI

When we put out a call to the industry for nominations to ASI’s four newest advisory boards, we expected a reasonable response. Turns out, we received a whopping 1,300 votes – perhaps the highest industry-wide response ever to such a query.

The boards meet regularly to discuss and debate important issues affecting the marketplace and participants recommend and take action to drive the industry forward. We thank every member – new and existing – for their time, energy and willingness to confront and conquer issues important to all of us.

We shared the names this week with industry members attending the fourth annual ASI Power Summit in Aventura, Florida. Now, I’m sharing them with all of you. Congratulations go to:

The ASI Advisory Board:

  • Fred Albrecht, Proforma Albrecht & Co. (asi/116308) of Milford, OH
  • Michelle Altobelli, Altobelli Advantage Inc. (asi/119272) of Rogers, MN
  • Matt Bertram, Fields Manufacturing (asi/54100) of Saint Augusta, MN
  • Karen Griffin Allen, CPI Graphics (asi/169546) of Daniel Island, SC
  • Brett Hersh, Admints & Zagabor (asi/31516) of Bellmawr, NJ
  • Sadie Schlief, American Solutions for Business (asi/120075) of Glenwood, MN
  • Tipton Shonkwiler, United Franchise Group (asi/384750) of West Palm Beach, FL
  • Doug Stayman, In Your Face Apparel (asi/62494) of Carrollton, TX
Technology & Operations Advisory Board

  • Doug Blauer, ShedRain (asi/86785) of Portland, OR
  • Aaron Itzkowitz, DYR Design Your Recognition (asi/48051) of Boca Raton, FL
  • Mark Jackson, Promotion Resource Group (asi/300621) of Oakville, ON
  • Chris Jenkin, Maestro (asi/68431) of Carrollton, TX
  • Jim Martin, Kolder (asi/74710) of Edinburg, TX
  • Linda Miller Seder, Innovative Promotional Concepts (asi/231652) of Watertown, MA
  • Paula Teague, Marketing Group (asi/261659) of Sagamore Hills, OH
 Marketing, Public Relations & Industry Research Advisory Board

  • Peggy Connell Schumann, SignUP Graphics Inc. (asi/326539) of Escanaba, MI
  • Shawn Kanak, Towel Specialties (asi/91605) of Rosedale, MD
  • John Simonetta, Proforma Green Marketing (asi/491309) of Dallas, TX
  • Matthew Sprague, Logo Mats Inc. (asi/67849) of Lagrange, GA
  • Rob Watson, MediaTree (asi/70303) of Parsippany, NJ
  • Steve Woodburn, Staples Promotional Products (asi/120601) of Shawnee Mission, KS
The Safety & Legislative Advisory Board

  • Sandee Coburn, Ariel Premium Supply (asi/36730) of Saint Louis, MO
  • Mel Ellis, HumphreyLine Inc. (asi/62050) of Portland, OR
  • Ted Fuehr, Incentives International (asi/230802) of Overland Park, KS
  • Len Hornstein, Avaline (asi/37590) of Parsippany, NJ
  • Kathy Knight, Leed’s (asi/42424) of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Don Martin, Bloomin Promotions (asi/40646) of Boulder, CO
  • Rick Rayl, BDA (asi/137616) of Woodinville, WA
  • Dan Townes, Shepenco (asi/86850) of Shelbyville, TN
The boards join ASI’s existing advisory boards for ASI Show, ASI Education and ASI’s six magazines.  All boards meet in-person at least once each year and via quarterly conference calls. 

As always, I’d love your thoughts so please let me know what issues you think the boards should tackle first by posting a comment or emailing me here.  I’m also on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.