Welcome to the Promotional Products Association of the MidSouth


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We are an association of over 300 promotional products companies. Our supplier members come from virtually every state in the nation. Distributors primarily are from Tennessee, Northern Alabama, Northern Georgia, Northern Mississippi, Arkansas and Southern Kentucky. We are governed by a 9 member Board of Directors, which is elected each year by the membership.


Our mission is to build and strengthen our membership by providing a creative and fun environment for professional development, networking opportunities, resources and benefits to enhance business success. We encourage the highest level of integrity, ethics and professionalism.


Our annual regional trade show is billed as "the best one day trade show in the industry", and for good reason. This is your chance to see the latest product lines, unveil your own new products, attend educational seminars on timely industry topics, and network with your colleagues. PPAMS members and their sales people attend all show activities free.


PPAMS President
Rob Baumgardner, CAS

Rob Baumgardner is a seasoned sales professional with a proven track record as a National Accounts Manager at GoldStar Pens. With over a decade of experience, he has excelled in cultivating new business, driving sales revenue, and fostering lasting customer relationships. Rob's strong work ethic and dedication to achieving results have consistently led to exceeding sales goals. Skilled in developing sales presentations and executing marketing plans, he brings innovation and creativity to his sales approach. Rob's proficiency in proactive selling and problem resolution makes him a valuable asset to the PPAMS Board. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family.

Vice President
Matt O'Dell, MAS

The Sourcing Department
RRC Delegate / Trade Show Committee

Morgan Kory

Hit Promotional Products
Marketing & Communications

Billy Booe


Martha Harvey

Koozie Group
Social & Networking Events

Chelsea Williams

Spark Branded Solutions
Public Service

Matthew Nutt

Fly Wheel Branding
Professional Development

Rustyn Dulebohn

Thread FX
Membership & Benefit Development

Immediate Past-President
David Salomon

Southern Trophy
Awards Committee

The promotional products industry is one of the most competitive business arenas. With constantly changing product lines and new ways to take your products to market, you need access to cutting-edge technologies, fresh ideas, and a way to network with movers and shakers in the industry.

PPAMS opens the door to a world of opportunities in promotional products sales and marketing. Our association was formed in 1995 as a meeting ground for suppliers and distributors in the industry. Our mission is to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our members while enhancing sales opportunities and profitability.

PPAMS offers lucrative networking opportunities with industry colleagues. (The chance to increase your business knowledge through education programs,) plus the opportunity to see the latest products at our annual PPAMS trade show. Member benefits include educational programs to enhance your business.

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