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Board of Directors

The Awards and Personalization Association Board of Directors is charged with managing the affairs of the association in accordance with the bylaws. Composed of 12 dedicated individuals from member companies—six retailers and six suppliers—the board of directors is elected by the membership.

Executive Committee


cody stewart Cody Stewart
Eternity Creations
301 Gilmer St. Suite C
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Phone: 903.438.1313


karen guzmanKaren Guzman, CRS
Identification Plates, Inc
1555 High Point Drive
Mesquite, TX 75149
Phone: 800.395.2570


dan messerschmidtDan Messerschmidt
JDS Industries
1800 E 57th St N
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.271.9128

Past President

richard korbylRichard Korbyl
Columbia Awards & Recognition
4463-99 St
Edmonton, AB T6E 5B6
Phone: 780.438.3266


dan benscikDan Bencsik
Bux-Mont Awards & Engraving Services
225 N. Main St.
Sellersville, PA 18960
Phone: 215.257.5432

amanda gianottiAmanda Gianotti, CRS
Allogram Inc.
2003 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, MD 21093
Phone: 410.207.0187

mike frucianoMike Fruciano 
Coherent Laser
2840 E Mohawk Ln, Ste 103
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone: 602.616.4971 

lisa higginbothamLisa Higginbotham, CRS
5Star Awards
100 Woodwinds Industrial Ct, Ste B
Cary, NC 27511
Phone: 919.954.1130

tom jacksonTom Jackson
Jackson Marking Products
9105 N Rainbow Ln
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618.899.9222

warren knippleWarren Knipple
Trotec Laser
44747 Helm Ct.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 734.927.6300

peter normanPeter Norman
4832 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
Phone: 218.628.6420

mark warrenMark Warren, CRM
American Awards & Promotions LLC
650 College St
Milton, WI 53563
Phone: 608.868.4511

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Awards and Personalization Association

The Awards and Personalization Association is the organization for retailers and suppliers of personalized and customized items. By providing education, meetings, and access to a vibrant network of professionals, the Awards and Personalization Association is the one place to ensure the growth of your talent, your business, and your professional community.

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8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60631
(Fax) 847.375.6480

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