PPAS 2022 Board of Directors


Taylor Anderson | SanMar

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.


Parker Stephens | T-Shirt Tycoon

Vice President

Parker works at T Shirt Tycoon and is the Sales Manager for the East Territory. He 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

Treasurer | Secretary

Chad is the Lonestar Territory 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

Immediate Past-President

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.


Sarah Thomas | American Solutions for Business

Director

Sarah is a Senior National Account Executive at American Solutions for Business.

She lives in Irving, Texas but is originally from Connecticut and then spent most of her life growing up just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It’s easy to say that Sarah loves traveling! She enjoys trying new restaurants, live music, long walks (yes, on the beach if possible) and long bike rides. She hopes to add golf to her list of hobbies sometime in the very near future!


Megan Hernandez | Goldstar

Director

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 nit community.


Deanna Becker | Peak Promotions

Director


Tommy Lewis | HALO Branded Solutions

Director

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 | Order My Gear

Director


Kaitlyn Urenda-Culpepper | Advanced Business Graphix

Director

Kaitlyn is the Head of New Business Development at Advance Business Graphics. She resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband David & their daughter, Adelaide. An athlete at heart- Kaitlyn coaches a Varsity TAPPS swim team in Dallas, plays sand volleyball, and is a runner. Her desire with PPAS is to continue unifying her passions in the promo industry, embracing and championing progressive ideas & people. She is looking forward to working with the board to create a nimble and progressive space in promo as they continue to show their resilience and collaborative attitudes.

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