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MEET YOUR 2022 Board of Directors


Bob Levitt - President
Staples Promotional Products

Number of Years in the Industry: 40

Fun Facts:

1. I run a summer camp for 1 week every year in the mountains of Los Angeles

2. I am trying to learn guitar on my own with a little help from YouTube.



Stephen Ropfogel - Past President
HALO Branded Solutions

Number of Years in the Industry: 25+

Fun Facts:

1. I am a professional magician.

2. I was born and raised in West LA.



Jeff Stevens - Vice President
Wesco Marketing

Number of Years in the Industry: 25+

Fun Facts:

1. Love to fly-fish

2.I have an MIS degree and use to design computer software.

Amy Williams - Secretary
AB Unlimited

Number of Years in the Industry: 10

Fun Facts:

1. During law school, I was a game show contestant on The Weakest Link, Win Ben Stein’s Money, Street Smarts, Hollywood Squares, and MTV’s webRIOT.

2. I’m a collegiate national baton twirling champion and was the “Golden Girl” Baton Twirler for the UCLA Marching Band.



Danny Henderson - Director
Proforma

Number of Years in the Industry: 20+

Fun Facts:

1. I will mix work with golf every chance I get.

2. As of this year, I have now worked in the industry for over half my life.


Ray Jimenez - Director
Imagen

Number of Years in the Industry: 20+

Fun Facts:

1. Played College Baseball at Dallas Baptist University. (DBU)

2. My closest colleagues call me Ray J.



Steve Parker - Director
Starline

Number of Years in the Industry: 30+

Fun Facts:

1. Second generation Promo professional. My father started with Jack Nadel in 1963.

2. I am an exercise fanatic. My last accomplishment was the 2021 LA Marathon last November.


Mike Szymczak - Director
HPG Brands

Number of Years in the Industry: 10+

Fun Facts:

1. I am a live music/stadium fanatic and love going to new venues all over.

2. I have traveled to 49/50 states and 30+ countries



Heather Valle-Laird – DirectorLogomark Inc.

Number if Years in the Industry: 13

Fun Facts:
1. Pineapple definitely belongs on pizza
2. I played volleyball and basketball in college.



Ryan Paules – DirectorRadar Promotions

Number if Years in the Industry: 7

What do you do in your down-time?

My wife and I really enjoy traveling internationally, and with the rest of the world opening up this year, we're looking at several trips coming up, hopefully Italy soon. One of my other hobbies is being a very amateur competitive shooter, and getting to compete in the shooting sports as much as my schedule allows.



Christina Sanders, Executive Director
SAAC

Number of Years in the Industry: 20+

Fun Facts:

1. Completed the Marvel Challenge watching every TV/Netflix show and MCU movie in timeline order

2. Considers reading an Olympic sport


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