A commitment to technology education in the promotional products industry has helped make Essent President & CEO Eric Alessi the PPB Volunteer of the Month.
Mr. Alessi was named the March 2017 PPB Volunteer of the Month for his efforts with the PPAI Technology Committee.
In nominating Mr. Alessi, PPAI IT Director Paul Elfstrom noted Mr. Alessi’s commitment to the technology committee in addition to Essent sponsorship of the industry’s flagship technology education event, the PPAI Technology Summit.
"It’s personally rewarding to be recognized as the PPB Volunteer of the month, but the true reward is the opportunity to aid PPAI’s remarkable technology education efforts."
"It’s personally rewarding to be recognized as the PPB Volunteer of the month, but the true reward is the opportunity to aid PPAI’s remarkable technology education efforts,” said Mr. Alessi, who has served the PPAI Technology Committee since 2015.
Mr. Alessi shared, "This is an incredibly interesting and complex industry composed of truly passionate, personable, and caring people. I love this industry and I am a huge supporter of PPAI’s vision and mission. As a technologist and entrepreneur, I understand the critical role technology has in maintaining the health and continued relevance of the industry. My passion is to apply technology to solve complex business problems, teach, and give people a platform to excel. Essent is a company and PPAI is a community where I can apply all of these passions.”
"A wonderful volunteer that is passionate about technology. His contributions to the Technology Committee and the Technology Summit have been outstanding."
Mr. Elfstrom called Mr. Alessi "a wonderful volunteer that is passionate about technology. His contributions to the Technology Committee and the Technology Summit have been outstanding. Not only has he donated his time and expertise for volunteer activities, he’s also supported PPAI events and programs through sponsorships provided by Essent. They’ve been our top Tech Summit sponsor for the last three years. That reflects an incredible amount of commitment and dedication to what he believes in … Eric has always been gracious with his time and I’m glad that I’ve had the opportunity to get to know him,” Mr. Elfstrom said.
"This recognition was completely unexpected. As an industry leader, I strive to bring the promotional products and technology industries together to solve tough business problems. As an industry member, I am energized by the passion of my peers, who in turn teach and elevate me. And as an industry volunteer, I am grateful to have an opportunity to return the favor. Thank you,” offered Mr. Alessi.
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