AzPPA offers members opportunities to volunteer on various committees and task forces. If you are interested in serving on a committee or task force, please reach out to the chairs below. AzPPA's current volunteer opportunities include:
The Legislative Committee monitors legislative and regulatory issues, both federal and state, that may affect the promotional products industry and AzPPA members. The committee provides updates to AzPPA members through a variety of media, including the AzPPA newsletter. When appropriate, the committee engages AzPPA members to become involved.
Chair: Jim Gordon
Marketing and Communications
The Marketing and Communications Committee publishes the bi-monthly e-newsletter and provides marketing assistance to all other committees. It also coordinates marketing hours and logistics through PPAI. The committee assists with decisions related to the AzPPA website, social media sites, promotional articles in PPAI magazines, etc., and other media.
Communications Co-Chairs: Marc Hawkins, Peter Grossgold
Technical Chair: Damon Subasa
Membership and Sponsorship
The Membership Committee is responsible for membership recruitment and retention efforts. AzPPA engages, educates, and elevates a robust, growing, diverse population of promotional professionals.
Co-Chairs: Michelle Thelen, Kevin Merickel
The Events/Professional Development Committee is responsible for development continuing education programs for the benefit of AzPPA members. The committee also has oversight for all special events, including social events and peer networking.
Events co-Chairs: Damon Subasa, Veronica Sanchez
The Trade Show Committee is responsible for logistics and events held in conjunction with all exhibitor shows sponsored by AzPPA, including exhibitor and attendee recruitment efforts and sponsorship/allied partnerships.
Co-Chairs: Eric Johnson, Lynda Munoz
The Volunteer Development Committee is responsible for coordinating volunteers to help with events and activities throughout the year. AzPPA offers enjoyable and rewarding leadership opportunities that attract a diverse group of professionals.
Co-Chairs: Donna Day, Laureen Pugh
Chair: Jim Gordon
Regional Association Council (RAC)
Representative: Damon Subasa