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Rich Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes, author of the best-selling Life 2.0, and writer of the “Innovation Rules” column in Forbes. An investor, board member and lecturer, he’s also a panelist on Forbes on Fox, he appears on CNBC's Kudlow & Co., and he’s a columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Previously he launched two magazines, Upside and Forbes ASAP; a venture capital firm; and Silicon Valley's leading civic organization, the Churchill Club. For the latter, he was a co-winner of the Ernst & Young Northern California "Entrepreneur of the Year" award.
Norman Hullinger has been CEO of alphabroder since December 2012, after working most recently as COO of the company. Since taking over leadership of alphabroder, he has overseen a re-branding of the organization, and has integrated two major acquisitions (Ash City and Imprints Wholesale) into the company.
Dr. Peter C. Bishop is president of Strategic Foresight and Development, a firm that offers training and facilitation in long-term forecasting. He’s the co-author of Thinking about the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight and Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education. Dr. Bishop's clients include IBM, the NASA Johnson Space Center, the Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies, and the California Environmental Protection Agency. In 2013, Dr. Bishop retired as an associate professor and director of the graduate program in Foresight at the University of Houston.
Zachary Tyler started in the ad specialty business at the age of 19, and 10 years later owns and operates Creative Marketing Concepts (CMC), a $7.5 million distributorship based in San Francisco that’s fully staffed by salespeople with no prior industry experience – he recruits and trains from the ground up & has several million dollar producers as a result. Since he took over CMC in 2009, Zachary has tripled its sales.
Meet some event veterans who can facilitate networking and show you the ropes to help you get the most out of your Power Summit experience.
Jill Albers is the vice president of business development for Dayton, OH-based Shumsky, one of the industry's top distributors. She's been in the ad specialty industry for over 10 years, first on the supplier side as marketing manager for Visions/Awardcraft. In her current role, Jill handles million-dollar accounts, specializing in building her clients' brands, increasing their sales and crafting their self-promotion campaigns.
Scott Pearson, vice president of marketing and product development for Counselor Top 40 supplier Sweda, has over 10 years experience sourcing promotional products overseas, and is one of the industry's leading experts on Asian manufacturing.
David Woods is president/CEO of AIA, a Counselor Top 40 distributorship headquartered in Neenah, WI. An industry veteran, Woods has served on many industry boards and committees, and has been a member of Counselor's Power 50 since its formation.
Ira Neaman is the owner of NJ-based Vantage Apparel, a Top 40 supplier and a frequent winner of the Counselor Distributor Choice Award for top industry decorator. A mainstay on Counselor’s Power 50 list, Neaman was named the magazine’s Person of the Year in 2003.
Bill Korowitz is the CEO of The Magnet Group, Counselor's 2013 Supplier of the Year. Under his leadership, the company, a perennial Counselor Top 40 supplier, is regularly recognized as one of the most distinguished suppliers in the industry for customer service and creativity. Bill has been on the Counselor Power 50 list since 2008.
Kim Newell is the president of World Wide Lines Inc. She’s been in the industry for 13 years, and was on the 2010 Counselor Hot List. Kim has appeared on Counselor's Power 50 list for the last four years, and was honored in 2011 as the Counselor Supplier Woman of Distinction.
Mitch Mounger is CEO of Sunrise Identity, a perennial member of Counselor’s Best Places to Work list and winner of Counselor's Family Business of the Year award in 2010. At the helm of a consistently-growing company that has clients like Starbucks and Microsoft, Mitch was named to Counselor’s Hot List in 2013.
Alan Chippindale is the chief business development officer for Counselor Top 40 firm, BrandAlliance, the second-largest distributor in Canada. A longtime industry executive, with experience in both the U.S. and Canadian markets, Chippindale is also a member of Counselor’s Power 50 list.
Paula Shulman is the vice president of sales for Counselor Top 40 supplier Prime Line. She has been in the industry for over 35 years, beginning her career at a distributorship and joining Prime in 1981 as a receptionist. Paula was the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) Woman of the Year for 2011/12, a past ASI Woman of Distinction and member of Counselor's Power 50.
The Four Seasons Scottsdale is located at 10600 East Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85262. Book now to reserve your special discounted hotel room rate of $210 plus tax. Please note: there is an additional daily taxable resort administrative fee of $25 per room that covers the following services: daily internet access in guest rooms, self-parking, local phone calls, in-casita coffee and tea, extended morning pastry and specialty coffee service in the lobby.Book Hotel By Phone
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ASI's Bachelor of Advertising Specialty Information (BASI) and Master of Advertising Specialty Information (MASI) certifications recognize the true industry experts who have the knowledge they need to be successful, and who've cultivated profitable and collaborative relationships with distributors, suppliers and decorators.
When you attend the Power Summit, you'll earn 15 BASI/MASI points. The rest of your points can be earned online 24/7, at ASI Shows, or at other major industry events.
Benefits for BASI and MASI holders include: