CAMARILLO, Calif. (December 13, 2019) – The Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC), the regional voice of the promotional products industry in Southern California for more than 60 years, is pleased to announce Ray Jimenez of The Magnet Group has been elected to the SAAC Board of Directors. He will fill the one open supplier board seat and begin his two-year term on January 1, 2020.
“This year we had four incredible candidates with a great vision for the future of SAAC and a willingness to serve our association,” said Jennifer Bingham, SAAC Executive Director. “The passion and commitment they show for our regional community does not go unnoticed, and we are so appreciative of their dedication."
The board of directors is the governing body for SAAC and plays a major role in carrying out the vision and mission of the organization. Jimenez brings with him 21 years of industry experience and a fresh perspective that will serve the Southern California promotional community well.
“I am thrilled to welcome Ray and know he will be a wonderful asset to our board and association,” said Rhett Todd, president of SAAC. “This year is ending on such a high note for SAAC. I have no doubt Ray will complement the returning directors as we continue to find new ways to best serve our community and members.”
“Having the opportunity to serve on the SAAC Board and represent The Magnet Group is such a privilege,” said Jimenez. “We are in a relationship-based industry and relationships are exactly what we need to focus on to continue creating a sense of community within SAAC. I’m excited to join a great group of individuals with that same vision.”
The 2020 Board of Directors include:
President: Tara Villanueva, Geiger
Vice President: Stephen Ropfogel, HALO
Immediate Past President: Rhett Todd, Printgear
Treasurer: Bob Levitt, Staples
Secretary: RJ Hagel, Goldstar
Director: Jim Ristuccia, A+ Wine Designs
Director: Tonia Allen Gould, Tagsource
Director: Daniel Henderson, Proforma
Director: Shane Ball, Mothership
Director: Jeff Stevens, WestCo Marketing
Director: Ray Jimenez, The Magnet Group
Elected directors’ terms are two years, with an option to be re-elected for two additional two-year terms or be eligible to be elected to an officer position of the association subject to confirmation by the membership. Ballots were distributed November 18 and completed December 10.
The Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) is comprised largely of promotional products professionals located in the Southern California region. For over 60 years, SAAC has supported the promotional products industry through programs and services designed to enhance the professional lives of our members. The membership includes suppliers, distributors, multi-line representatives and business service companies. The Specialty Advertising Association of California is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit organization.