VIRGINIA (Jan 1, 2015) The Virginia Promotional Products Association (VAPPA) is delighted to welcome
Jeanne Walls (J Walls Ink!) and John Bennis (Sequel, Inc) to the Board of Directors.
Jeanne Walls, President and Founder of J WALLS INK!, was born in Hampton, Virginia and has been a Richmond resident for more years than she can remember! She began her print and promotional career with 17 years at Richmond Office Supply.
Jeanne is involved in the community through Rotary Club of Richmond, of which she is a former (and first female) President, Retail Merchants Association, Leadership Metro Richmond '09, Network of Enterprising Women, Business Network International (BNI), Richmond Dive Club and other civic organizations. Jeanne is well-known and respected throughout the Richmond business community.
She has chaired fundraising events for Sgt Santa Inc, the Rotary Club of Richmond, and founded "Bucks4Boobs" (a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure). Jeanne is also a proud graduate of the University of Richmond's School of Continuing Studies '08.
John Bennis is co-founder of Sequel Inc, a multi-line company, with a partner in Raleigh. Bennis is a resident if Virginia Beach and has been involved with the regional association as a member and a leader.
John was Chair of the VAPPA Show Committee and is of the few recipients of the VAPPA Hall of Fame award.
Most recently John was honored with the VAPPA Humanitarian Award for his volunteer and philanthropic continual efforts in the community.
“VAPPA is so fortunate to have the commitment of the professionals that serve on the VAPPA Board. Collectively we all represent the diversity of the companies that comprise the industry. I am thrilled that Jeanne and John are joining our group. It will be a pleasure to work with both of them to enhance the services we bring to our members.” – Harold Wood, 2015 Board President.
For a full Board of Director Roster please click here.
Virginia Promotional Products Association (VAPPA) is a non-profit trade association formed in 1986 to advance the image of promotional products and their use in Virginia.
Through trade shows, social events and education, we work to foster the relationships of Suppliers and Distributors to continue to grow the business in these areas. We also work to educate and include end-users in this process by offering end-user tradeshows.