The Premier Group Board of Directors represents nearly 300 years of combined industry expertise. Our leaders are owners and senior managers of organizations like yours. So, we know what you need to succeed as a supplier or distributor. We use our knowledge and passion to drive Premier Group forward and to consistently improve the services, opportunities, and benefits our members enjoy.
Ensuring all Premier Group members have meaningful and rewarding opportunities to come together to learn from each other, forge business relationships, and support collective business goals is Menda’s primary responsibility as co-chair of the Events Committee. She brings her passion for the power of promotional product programs along with 28 years of industry experience to her role. For the past five years, Menda has been co-owner and National Account Manager at Creative Studio Promotions.
Matt is the vice president of sales at supplier Fields Manufacturing. With the company for the past 9 years, Matt comes from a background in marketing and brand strategy with a passion for creativity. Currently in his second term as a Premier Group board member and co-chair of the membership committee, Matt is no stranger to the groups mission. His leadership experience and creativity helps the group to reach those goals through his commitment to serving as a voice of its members to achieve their collective mutual success.
Bob Titelman, Jr.
Vice Chair and Finance
Fred Hickman is a National Account Manager for SanMar, a leading industry Supplier of Apparel Bags and Caps. He brings with him 27 years of experience from both the Supplier, as well as the Distributor sides of the Imprinted and Promotional Products Industry. His perspective from both sides of the business and the experience as a Leader in Large Account Management brings a unique set of skills to Leadership Opportunities like serving on the PG Board.
Fred loves helping Suppliers and Distributors find new ways to utilize their resources and manage their customer relationships to get the most out every opportunity. Creative Thinking, Passionately Serving Others , Focused on Quality, Doing the Right Thing, Being Nice, Investing in Others and Making a Difference, these principles drive him to make business as personal as possible.
Chris is the Vice President of US Sales for Chocolate Inn-Lanco. He has been with CI-Lanco for 5 years and has spent over 20 years in the industry as a supplier. As a new board member this year, Chris is excited to support and help the Premier Group and its members. On the Technology committee, Chris strives to provide a voice for those members who want to see how new programs can help their business, but may feel intimidated by learning a new technology.
Betsy works to promote the group and its events to all members. She’s focused on improving collaboration between members and thus ensuring all suppliers and distributors enjoy the full potential that Premier Group membership has to offer. Betsy has 28 years of industry experience. She currently serves as Vice President at W.S. Emerson Company, a family-owned business of brand ambassadors that has been meeting clients’ needs for nearly a century.
Savanah is co-owner and CMO at Probitas Promotions, she was fresh out of college when she was welcomed into the promotional products industry by her 2 business partners, Matt & Gary. Savanah has been with Probitas from their foundation in 2015, collaborating with their team to create a company that puts people first, embraces technology and hustles to make everyday better than the last. New to the PG Board, Savanah is excited to collaborate with members to create a future for the group that is efficient, innovative and dedicated to each other's growth.
Brittany, MAS is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Hirsch Gift, with over a decade of experience in the promotional products industry. Brittany's favorite part of her job is providing value to her customers by connecting high end promo and incentives effectively to end user vertical markets. As a new board member this year, Brittany is excited to leverage her experience in the industry to help the Premier Group membership. When she's not working, you can find Brittany corralling her two toddlers - and if they have a babysitter, you can catch her at a stand up comedy show.
I have been working in the promotional products industry for over a decade. I am passionate about this industry, our company and PG! As the Director of Marketing for Barker Specialty, I am responsible for leading the company’s marketing efforts as well as other various aspects of the company’s operations including vendor relations, onboarding programs and maintaining sales. Outside of work, I am a mom to 1 year old twins. Keeping up with them is a full-time job in itself, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am looking forward to serving on this board with my peers and strengthening sales and business.
Paul co-founded the Premier Group in 1997 and served as chairman until 2002. He is the president of Calconix Inc., a Philadelphia-based supplier. A true believer in the importance of developing active, collaborative relationships between distributors and suppliers, Paul continues to provide oversight to the group’s leaders and to ensure that the Premier Group delivers on its original promise of providing profitable business opportunities for all members. Paul also served as President of the Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association (PAPPA) and in leadership roles for the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) as well as Promotional Products Association International (PPAI).
Learn more about Paul’s role in Premier Group’s history.
Dana is responsible for ensuring every member of the Premier Group has opportunities for profitable business growth. She achieves this by managing programs, events, and offerings and ensuring great member communications. Dana also oversees new member recruitment and continually looks for best-in-class suppliers and distributors to compliment the group’s existing members. She brings 17 years of association management experience to her role including ten years in the industry. Prior to joining Premier Group Network Dana was the Regional Relations Manager for PPAI (2018-2020) and was the executive director for three regional associations from 2010-2018.
Stephanie is responsible for the print and catalog development, updating membership websites, communication between members, event coordination and working with the Executive Director on additional projects. She brings 24 years of industry experience to her role including working for one of the top 20 Suppliers for 16 years.