Committees


Government Relations Council (GRC)

Responsible for attention to impending legislation that could adversely affect the industry and for meeting with legislators to ensure the best outcome. 

GRC Committee Chair

Ruth Ann Pederson

Yours Truly Mktg. Incentives, Inc.
5826 Blackshire Path
Inver Grove Heights MN 55076

GRC Contributors

Chris Babiash

M.A. Apparel, Inc.
5600 Feltl Road
Minnetonka MN 55343

GRC Contributors

Rob Lindholm

Fields Manufacturing
St. Cloud MN

GRC Contributors

Tessa Trumble

Evans Manufacturing
225 Gap Way
Erlanger KY 41018


August Showcase & Client Expo

This show will be rebranded and held on August 20, 2020 at Inwood Oaks Event Center in Oakdale, Minnesota.   It will replace and reformat the prior Fire & Ice booth show (no longer held) and upgrade and update the previous Idea Showcase & Client Expo.  It will be a distributor show where clients are invited, too.   For exhibitors, this will be a table-top show with space in between for more elbow room.  Watch for more to come.  

August Showcase & Client Expo - Chair

Chris Thies

Alphabroder
948 Redwell Lane
Apple Valley MN 55124

August Showcase & Client Expo - Co-Chair

Kent Dunham

Showdown Displays
6850 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center MN 55430

August Showcase & Client Expo - Committee Members

Adria Ayers

Label Works
2020 Lookout Drive
Mankato MN 56003

August Showcase & Client Expo - Committee Members

Taylor Borst

American Solutions for Business
24 E Minnesota Ave
Glenwood MN 56334

August Showcase & Client Expo - Committee Members

Marie Ertresvaag

Advance Corporation
8200 97th St So
Cottage Grove MN 55016

August Showcase & Client Expo - Committee Members

Sabrina Franz

Snugz USA

August Showcase & Client Expo - Committee Members

Alyssa Inkrott

Raining Rose
100 30th Street Drive SE
Cedar Rapids IA 52403

August Showcase & Client Expo - Committee Members

Melinda Marr

Greater China USA
8801 Chicago Avenue South
Bloomington MN 55431

August Showcase & Client Expo - Committee Members

Joal McAlister

American Solutions for Business
MN 55122

August Showcase & Client Expo - Committee Members

Carter Sharp

Gator Garb
5520 Riverwood Lane
Savage MN 55378

August Showcase & Client Expo - Committee Members

Tessa Trumble

Evans Manufacturing
225 Gap Way
Erlanger KY 41018


Membership Committee (includes Recognition (Awards) and Scholarships)

Membership Committee Chair

Jamie Johnson

Maple Ridge Farms
975 South Park View Circle
Mosinee WI 54455-8247

Membership Committee Members

Chris Babiash

M.A. Apparel, Inc.
5600 Feltl Road
Minnetonka MN 55343

Membership Committee Members

Kent Dunham

Showdown Displays
6850 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center MN 55430

Membership Committee Members

Jeff Kubitschek

Business Essentials
6645 James Ave N
MLPS MN 55430

Membership Committee Members

Dan Livengood

Seven Corners Print & Promo
MN

Membership Committee Members

Kirk Ross

Towel Specialties


Professional Development Committee

Professional Development Committee - Chair

Matt Wagner

Fields Mfg. Inc.
24795 County Rd. 75
St. Cloud MN 56301

Professional Development Committee Members

Adria Ayers

Label Works
2020 Lookout Drive
Mankato MN 56003

Professional Development Committee Members

Marie Ertresvaag

Advance Corporation
8200 97th St So
Cottage Grove MN 55016

Professional Development Committee Members

Rob Lindholm

Fields Manufacturing
St. Cloud MN


RAC Delegate (Regional Association Council)

RAC Delegate

Rena Ashfeld, CAS

Advance Corporation
8200 97th Street South
Cottage Grove MN 55016


Room Show Committee

Room Show - Chair

Bob Engh

113624 / 57251
17180 Hanover Lane
Eden Prairie MN 55347

Room Show - Chair

Melinda Marr

Greater China USA
8801 Chicago Avenue South
Bloomington MN 55431

Room Show Committee Members

Michelle Altobelli MAS+

Altobelli Advantage, Inc.
19760 Pembrook Circle
Rogers MN 55374

Room Show Committee Members

Barry Dresser

Artco Promotional Products
3002 Fiechtner Drive South
Fargo ND 58103


Social Media

Posts messages to members on behalf of UMAPP to Facebook, Twitter, and other social media avenues as directed by the Board.  

Social Media Coordinator

Sabrina Franz

Snugz USA


UMAPP Connects . . .

This committee organizes fun activities that UMAPP members and their families can participate in on a casual basis.   Activities will vary depending on who is interested in organizing an event.  Examples:  running a half marathon or a 5K?  Participating in a local fundraising event?  Dog walk for charity?  Let us know . . .  we can put the word out for one event a month to our members (first come first served).  

 

UMAPP Connects . . . Committee Member

Alyssa Inkrott

Raining Rose
100 30th Street Drive SE
Cedar Rapids IA 52403

UMAPP Connects Committee Chair

Chris Thies

Alphabroder
948 Redwell Lane
Apple Valley MN 55124