PromoStandards Announces Its Official 2023 Board of Directors
The 2023 Board Adopts a New Strategic Role to Expand the Nonprofit’s Influence
PromoStandards summarizes its 2023 goals as the nonprofit officially announces its 2023 Board of Directors. The Board has already begun transitioning its previous responsibility of making operational decisions to the nonprofit’s committees, freeing the Board’s Officers and Directors to focus on strategic planning.
PromoStandards was created to provide the fundamental processes, protocols, and education necessary to make custom product industries more efficient.
To fulfill the nonprofit’s mission, the Board aims to build a more collaborative environment, allowing PromoStandards’ committees and volunteer network to achieve the Board’s 2023 strategic goals: growing membership and adoption of standards.
Membership growth and expanding the adoption of the organization’s electronic communication standards will:
To meet these goals, the Board will utilize new standards created by the Standards Committee and guidance from the Best Practice Committee.
Additional 2023 Goals:
The PromoStandards Official 2023 Board of Directors:
Catherine Graham, New Vice-Chair:
Catherine Graham is an industry professional with over a decade of experience as a service provider and distributor.
“As an industry thought leader, Catherine has been instrumental in transitioning from an operational to a strategic Board,” says PromoStandards Co-Founder Jon Norris.
“Catherine has also led the charge in connecting PromoStandards with other industry organizations to create and maintain open lines of industry-focused collaboration.”
Edward Streiff, New Director:
Of the Board’s 12 Director positions, Edward Streiff replaces one previously held by Jose Bernal, former Senior Vice President at PCNA.
“For years, Ed has provided his industry insight and skills to streamline PromoStandards development, all while working at PCNA,” says Norris.
“Since day one, PCNA has played a vital role in our organization's development, backing, and promotion.”
The 2023 Board of Directors will use its new strategic role to achieve its goals while continuing to streamline the creation and implementation of practical electronic communication standards.
PromoStandards hosted its inaugural Tech Summit at the Tampa Marriott Water Street hotel in Tampa, FL, from February 19 to February 21, 2023. This annual networking event features two days of education tracts focusing on industry-relevant technology and PromoStandards integrations. More than 150 participants representing 75 companies attended. This sold-out event was the largest in the industry, connecting technology and business leaders across the supply chain.
“The Tech Summit is a place to get together, learn, and rekindle old friendships and make new ones. It’s an opportunity to keep the momentum going for overall technology adoption,” said Catherine Graham, Co-Founder and CEO at commonsku.
Dr. Tom Stablein, Director of the Global Master of Science in Business Analytics & Information Systems Program at the USF Muma College of Business, was the keynote speaker. He has over 20 years of experience in application development, business analytics, and managing teams, programs, projects, and portfolios.
Additionally, there were breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and panel discussions. Topics covered were:
Dine-Arounds were held on the first day, and an exclusive launch of PromoStandards Order Management Service was held on the third day of the summit.
An awards ceremony during the event recognized Hack-A-Thon winners and individual achievements within the industry. Proforma CTO Brian Carothers was named Distributor Person of the Year, ZOOMcatalog Co-founder Bryony Zasman was named Service Provider Person of the Year, and HIT Promotional Products CIO Raj Mukherjee was named Supplier Person of the Year.
For more information about PromoStandards events, please visit https://promostandards.org/events.