Dayton, OH – October 24, 2017 – – The ADVERTISING SPECIALTY INSTITUTE® (ASI) named the Power 50 List of MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS LEADERS in the $23 billion promotional products industry, featuring Jill Albers, VP of Business Development at Shumsky.
“The talented leaders on the prestigious Counselor® Power 50 list are embracing change during a time of great transformation in our industry, knowing that constructive change is the best way to compete, innovate and grow their company,” said Timothy M. Andrews, ASI’s president and chief executive officer (@TIM_ANDREWS_ASI). “I’m also heartened that so many of these forward-thinking entrepreneurs and business owners genuinely care about this industry, their employees and their customers.”
The rankings are determined by surveys of the general industry, last year’s Power 50, and ASI magazine editors. The 2017 list features 13 newcomers, including Albers.
CLICK HERE to review the entire Power 50 list, along with profiles of each executive.
Albers is #44 on the list and has been with Shumsky since 2010 when she joined the New Business Development team. She quickly established herself as one of the go-to people at Shumsky and one of the top young executives in the entire industry. She has developed multiple award-winning campaigns and even invented her first promotional product. Shumsky’s Chief Vision Officer, Michael Emoff, looks back on Jill’s career advancement:
“Our 2017 rankings make up the definitive list of the market’s biggest players, whose individual and collective decisions chart a course for everyone else,” said Dave Vagnoni (@VagnoniASI), editor-in-chief of Counselor. “These powerful leaders mostly head-up large industry companies – but they’re more than just figureheads. They’re the ones developing and executing ideas, they’re the ones others turn to when they need advice, and they’re the ones people go to when they want to make deals.”
The high-ranking executives on the 2017 Power 50 list were recognized at a celebratory dinner during the 11th annual ASI POWER SUMMIT, held October 22-24 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, CA, and attended by entrepreneurs, multinational CEOs and small-business owners. Speakers included Shinola President Jacques Panis, national storytelling expert Kindra Hall and Chris Gomez, a decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL and Afterburner Inc. business trainer.
Learn more about the Power 50 in the November 2017 online and print editions of COUNSELOR magazine. Published 13 times a year by ASI, the Jesse H. Neal award-winning Counselor magazine has served as the voice of the promotional products industry for over 60 years. The magazine has recognized the industry’s Power 50 every year since 2006.