OUR BOARD

Nancy Bercovitz - MAS MASI

Bag makers (s)

CHAIR

After spending 7 years on the NEPPA board I decided that I wanted to continue to expand my horizons and what better way than to volunteer on the SAAGNY Foundation Board. Thought it was time to give NY&NJ some love! I have always felt that it is better to give than to receive and to give my time to help raise funds for scholarships and children with cancer, along with helping with homeless shelters, food pantries and more is so heartwarming and rewarding. We are always looking for volunteers so please reach out to me personally to get started on a committee to help make a positive impact in the community and work with like-minded professionals.  I like to wake up every day and hope that I can contribute to this world in some way, shape, or form.  When my kids were younger, I was a professional volunteer at their services, now that they have grown, I can choose where to spend my time.  But spending my time to give back is a way of life, something that has always been a part of our family.  I learned as a young kid that giving a little of me can go a long way for someone else, and it was my responsibility to find a way to do as much as I could.

Deborah Gaspar

sky high marketing (S)

VICE CHAIR

When I was asked to join the SAAGNY Foundation, it was a definite no-brainer for me. I basically grew up in this industry and have spent over 20 years on both the distributor and the supplier sides of the business. I truly love and embrace anything that enables me to give back to an industry that has provided me with so much personal and professional fulfillment over the years! Here’s to a wonderful and charitable 2023!

Randi Goldberg - MAS

clearly branded (D)

VICE CHAIR

Having been involved with various charitable organizations for as long as I can remember, when I was asked to join the SAAGNY Foundation, it was a no-brainer. Running a promotional products business and getting involved in the organization that gives back to our community – a perfect match!

Zach LeBlanc

PEERLESS UMBRELLA (S)

TRUSTEE

Everybody has the capacity to give a little bit. Through partnership and through empathy, the SAAGNY Foundation is focused on making a compassionate effort to take care of our community and each other. I feel honored to have been asked to be a part of the SAAGNY Foundation Board, and I can’t think of a more noble and worthy venture than giving back to my community.

Jon Granek

NC CUSTOM (S)

SECRETARY

I am a family man who loves to lend a helping hand when I can.  Big fan of anything sports, and have helped fundraise for teams, so when I had the opportunity to join a great foundation, I had to jump. I have been in the industry for 14 years and love the people in the industry that are part of this organization, and the community it serves.  It is incredibly rewarding to see how our services can impact the people we are serving and excited to do what I can. 

Jennifer Allen

Zagwear (D)

TRUSTEE

I have been a Senior Account Director at Zagwear for 7 years and part of the promotional products industry for 16 years. I have been looking for a way to give back for a while and found it with the SAAGNY Foundation. I was honored to be asked to join and cannot wait to make a difference in our community. Volunteering has always been an important part of my career and I embrace to continue to that with the SAAGNY Foundation.

Eddie Baker

Sanmar (S)

TRUSTEE

I have been with SANMAR since 2005.  I consider myself so lucky and fortunate to be in this industry. Absolutely love it.   To be asked to help spread the love through the Foundation is a beautiful thing.  One of my favorite quotes is “nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” and I try and live life in that manner.  In helping with the Foundation, I promise to take the same approach!

Katie Bauer

blank2branded(D)

TRUSTEE

I am President of Blank2Branded a women owned agency located in Montville, NJ. The promotional products industry has been a part of my life for 20+ years! It is truly an amazing group of people to work with each day. When I was asked to be part of the SAAGNY Foundation board, I was honored and very much looking forward to giving back to the community!

Chris Bloomer

Compass industries (s)

TRUSTEE

My journey with the SAAGNY Foundation began off a recommendation from a previous board member. While I was not as knowledgeable back then about the foundation as I am today, I decided to attend an event that was being held for kids with carnival games along with arts and crafts at Hilltop School. Once the day of activities was over, I saw the good that the SAAGNY Foundation does for its community and was fully committed at that point. Fast forward 3 years now and I am happy to be serving as Vice Chair for this wonderful foundation along with the other amazing Do-Gooders that serve on this board.

Jeff Hinds

ETS Express, LLC (S)

TREASURER

The promotional industry is where I began my professional career, and I honestly couldn’t see myself doing anything else. Fast forward 18 years, and many grays later, I am still as excited and energized as ever about the direction that our industry is going. Since I first heard about the SAAGNY Foundation, I wished to be involved and was deeply honored when asked to help in their mission. The current and new board members are some of the most respected people in our field and I am lucky for the opportunity to to give back to this community that I appreciate so much.

Sara Levinson - MAS

Hola Promos






TRUSTEE

I like to wake up every day and hope that I can contribute to this world in some way, shape, or form.  When my kids were younger, I was a professional volunteer at their services, now that they have grown, I can choose where to spend my time.  But spending my time to give back is a way of life, something that has always been a part of our family.  I learned as a young kid that giving a little of me can go a long way for someone else, and it was my responsibility to find a way to do as much as I could.

Ken Rode

Cutter & Buck, Agua (mlr)

TRUSTEE

Multi Line Rep with CB Corporate Sales – Representing Cutter & Buck, Clique , Ahead, AGUA, Chao Cards, ELIQS and baloo living in the NY, NJ and PA markets. Currently serving as a Board of Trustee Member of the SAAGNY Foundation.  This is the charitable arm of SAAGNY.  With over 20 years industry experience and having served on the SAAGNY Board in the past I felt it was time to give back and help others that are part of our industry give back. Expect a call from me in the future!  Giving is better than receiving!

Paul Steinberg

HALO (d)

TRUSTEE

A great charitable foundation is passionate about providing for their community and I am proud to be a part of that community and on the Board of the SAAGNY Foundation as we advance causes dear to our hearts that impact those in our industry and those we help along the way. The SAAGNY Foundation Scholarship Fund alone has awarded over $200,000 in scholarship to dependents of our members.