Colleen Krause, Account Executive in our Chicago location, was recently named to the PPAChicago 2014 Board of Directors.
Colleen has been part of the promotional product industry since 2003 and loves helping find solutions for her clients branding needs. With a BA in Marketing, years of sales experience and passion for communicating with people, Colleen bring practical knowledge and social skills to the benefit of the board.
One of three newly elected Directors to the board, Colleen will serve a two year term supporting the Chicago area promotional product distributors and manufacuturer (suppliers). Leading the way as Committee Chair for the annual New Product Ideas Show (2015), Chair for Supplier Lunch & Learns, Co-Chair for Marketing & PR, and will also be on the Event Committee and Chair for the May Event/Professional Development.
When not at work or participating in education to earn her CAS (Certified Advertising Specialist), Colleen enjoys scrapbook, bicycling, entertaining and spending time with her husband and two teenage children.
The Promotional Products Association of Chicago, Inc. is a trade association comprised of distributors and suppliers of promotional products.
Founded in 1957 to serve the needs of local promotional products companies, PPAChicago has grown to represent nearly 500 companies. Further, the Association has grown in strength and stature, gaining recognition as an institution promoting a positive image for those involved in the industry. The purpose of the Association is to promote the general welfare among Distributor and Supplier members, and to provide a trade show, educational opportunities, organized social events and other lawful trade association activities as determined by the Board of Directors.
The Association fosters social relationships among Distributors and Suppliers in the Chicago area and elsewhere. Members attest to the benefits derived from personal contacts within the industry. PPAChicago strives to promote and better the future of its members and the promotional products industry in general.
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