Track: New To The Industry
The Rising Star Panel
In a panel discussion, winners of PPAI’s Rising Star Award, Taylor Borst, Tosha Everhart and Brian Deissroth will discuss their keys to success. Panelists will also explain their lessons learned and the biggest challenges they foresee in the near future. Seats for this session are first-come, first served.
Speakers: (click image for details)
Brian Deissroth Vantage Apparel View speaker details
Eastern Region and Canadian Sales Director
Brian Deissroth is the eastern region and Canadian sales director for vantage apparel. He brings 10 years of industry experience to the table, having worked with Vantage Apparel for two years, and prior to his time at Vantage, as a multi-line representative for APPI and in distributor membership at ASI. Deissroth is currently the president of the Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association and is active with PPAI’s L.E.A.D.
Karen Foy Gorman Foy, Inc. View speaker details
Karen Foy is the co-owner of Gorman Foy, Inc., a printing and promotional products distributor founded in 2001. She specializes in all-things print and takes pride in superior customer service. Foy has been in the printing industry since 1994 and the promotional product industry since 1999. She has also served on multiple PPAI committees and has been a judge for the PPAI Pyramid awards for multiple years. She is currently the committee chair of PPAI’s Editorial Advisory Committee, which assists with idea generation and content, and other points of discussion about PPB magazine.
Taylor Borst American Solutions for Business View speaker details
Head of Communications & Public Relations
Taylor Borst is head of communications and public relations for American Solutions for Business. After earning a bachelor’s degree in professional communications & emerging media from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, she joined the print and promo industry in 2015, specializing in digital storytelling, social media, promotional products, industry trends and supplier relations. Taylor is currently a Sous Chef with PromoKitchen, on PPAI SPARK work group, a contributing writer for PromoCorner and serves as an advocate for education and youth involvement in the industry.
Tosha Everhart SOCK 101 View speaker details
Tosha Everhart is Sock Boss at Sock 101. After graduating with a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, she immersed herself into the world of marketing and social media, where her work eventually lead her to the promotional products industry just three years ago. Being fairly new to the industry, Everhart’s goal is to be more involved and volunteer where needed to continue to grow in the industry.
- When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
- Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Where: Show Floor Professional Development Dome 1
- MAS/CAS: CAS 1.0