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MEET THE 2021 Board of Directors


Stephen Ropfogel -  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.



Bob Levitt - Vice President

Staples Promotional Products

Number of Years in the Industry: 39


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.



RJ Hagel - Treasurer

Goldstar

Number of Years in the Industry: 20ish


Fun Facts:

1. I am a HUGE car fanatic and a total foodie and craft beer fan.

2. Like most, I started in this industry by accident as an Assistant Manager at Things Remembered decorating gifts.


Jeff Stevens - Secretary

WesCo Marketing

Number of Years in the Industry: 27


Fun Facts:

1. Love to fly-fish

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


Tara Villanueva - Immediate Past President

Geiger

Number of Years in the Industry: 20+


Fun Facts:

1. I have 3 adult children and 6 dogs - 5 Yorkies and 1 English Mastiff.

2. I am a die-hard Friends fan!


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.



Jim Ristuccia - Director

A+ Wine Designs

Number of Years in the Industry: 10


Fun Facts:

1. I've rappelled out of a moving helicopter.

2. I'm a certified yoga teacher.



Mike Szymczak - Director

OrigAudio

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


Amy Williams - Director

AB Unlimited Worldwide

Number of Years in the Industry: 9

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.



Vivian Herrin - Director

Markably

Number of Years in the Industry: 10

Fun Facts:

1. As a kid, I took accordion lessons for four years.

2. Nerd Alert – I love to read and try to read at least 52 books a year.




Jennifer Bingham - Executive Director

SAAC

Number of Years in the Industry: 10

Fun Facts:

1. My first job was as a Sonic carhop and yes, I would occasionally rock the roller skates.

2. My husband and I have two children, Emily (7) and Brooks (3).


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Camarillo, CA 93011

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