PPAI appoints Interim President

The Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Board of Directors elevated Executive Vice President, Robert (Bob) McLean, Jr. CPA, CAE, CEM, to lead PPAI as Interim President while the Board undertakes an executive search to replace outgoing President and CEO, Paul Bellantone, CAE.

PPAI Board Chair, Todd Pottebaum, MAS+ commented, ‘We are incredibly excited that Bob McLean will have the opportunity to lead and work alongside the Board of Directors to ensure a healthy transition of knowledge and leadership.’

McLean, long-time Executive Vice President for PPAI, commented, ‘I’ve had the privilege of working with Paul Bellantone for the past 13 years. Our efforts to protect, grow and engage the promotional products industry have been nothing short of incredible and rewarding. I look forward to our continued partnership over the next several weeks of this transition, and I am grateful to the Board of Directors for entrusting me to lead the organization as we work through an executive search.’

BPMA CEO Carey Trevill and new Interim President, Bob McLean have already been in touch to continue the close collaboration between the BPMA and PPAI created under Paul Bellantone’s leadership.

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