PPAS 2023 Board of Directors

Parker Stephens | Zing Manufacturing


Parker resides in McKinney, Texas where he loves being involved in Chase Oaks church, playing golf, doing yard work, and spending time with his wife Shelby and daughter Sailor.

One of his goals with PPAS is to help grow the awareness of the great opportunity PPAS provides distributors and suppliers to connect and establish great working relationships!

Chad Rizzo | Showdown Displays

Vice President

Chad is the Strategic Account Manager for Showdown Displays.

He's originally from Buffalo, NY, and is a Bills fan. Chad now lives in in Mansfield, TX, with his wife Kristen and his two daughters, Bailey and Devan. He is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and loves to spend time with his family because his girls are growing up way too fast!

Jarod Thorndike | SAGE

Treasurer | Secretary

Jarod began at SAGE in 2005 as a sales representative. In his current role as the Director of Business Development, he handles all relationships with SAGE’s largest clients, regional associations, and other partnerships. Jarod has served on multiple committees as a PPAI volunteer, and helped plan a number of PPAS Holiday Party’s before joining the PPAS board two years ago. In his spare time he loves traveling abroad, playing golf, fishing, camping, and spending time with friends and family.

Taylor Anderson | SanMar

Immediate Past President

Taylor is the Dallas & East Texas territory manager for SanMar. Taylor lives in Dallas and loves to volunteer in the community with the Junior League and Order of the Eastern Star, plant flowers, go antiquing and spend time with her family and friends.

As the 2022 President, one of Taylor’s missions is to work to bring PPAS members together to volunteer “a little or a lot” with the association.

Megan Hernandez | Goldstar


Megan is the Goldstar, Regional Sales Manager. She resides in Fort Worth, TX with her family. Megan enjoys
spending lots of time with family and keeping up with an ever growing toddler. She loves traveling, attending college football games and enjoying a nice beverage on a good patio. Megan’s personal goal as a PPAS Board Member is to bring in more of her Promo family into this amazing organization and getting as many people to volunteer and be apart of PPAS. It’s a great way to connect and create meaningful and valuable relationships in such a tight-knit community.

Tommy Lewis | HALO Branded Solutions


Tommy is the Vice President of Enterprise and Program Sales at HALO.

He lives in Trophy Club, Texas where he enjoys spending time with his wife, Dawne, and their pets. Tommy loves to travel, attend concerts, and sporting events. Going to the mountains and the beach are some of his favorite places to go with his family. He likes to golf and loves spending time with his friends and family.

Sarah Unruh | Sock 101


Sarah Goshgarian Unruh, MAS, has been serving the industry since 2008. Sarah is the Chief Rainmaker (aka CRO) at Sock101.

She resides in McKinney, TX, where she enjoys spending time with her Husband JT, and 5 children. She enjoys travel, working out, and an excellent tequila. Her mantra: Life is about adventure & creating memories with those you love.

Carol Gauger | ETS Express


Carol is the Southcentral Regional Sales Manager for ETS Express, her home base is McKinney. Her territory includes Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

When she’s not on the road visiting with customers, she spends time on one of her many hobbies including abstract painting, cooking, sewing, and gardening or, just hanging out with her very personable cat, Dodger. Carol hopes to draw on her long and varied industry experience to help develop timely educational content for the PPAS membership.

Monica Scott | Logotology


Monica and her Sister Paula own and operate Logotology, a Distributor and apparel decorator. She is a hometown girl that still lives in Richardson.

She loves  to serve in the community that has been so good to her and her family with non profits like The Network of Community Ministries, The Richardson  Symphony,  Rotary, and the Chamber. Her and her husband Glenn enjoy spending time with  their blended family of four (almost grown) children  that empty nest is right around the corner). They enjoy traveling and entertaining friends and family. She is a newby to the PPAS family but is looking forward to diving in and making an impact.

Amy Mazur | Perry Ellis


Amy is the Sales Manager of the Corporate division of Perry Ellis International selling three major brands ( Perry Ellis, Callaway and Original Penguin) in the Promotional Products channel. In this unique hybrid role, she manages 25+ independent reps and focuses on national accounts, while building relationships and creating growth and exposure for our amazing brands.

Health and fitness is a passion and hobby of Amy's, as she was a former Track and Field athlete. She loves fashion, football, being outdoors, traveling, and most importantly, spending quality time with her Yorkie, Louis, and her three F’s as she calls them ( Faith, Family, and Friends). Amy grew up in Southlake,Texas- known as the Southlake Carroll Dragons (hence the football nut) and currently resides in Grapevine, TX.

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