Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association elects new board members

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.  – The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) has announced its newly elected Board of Directors, with representatives from the juvenile products and furniture industry represented.

These individuals were recommended by the JPMA Nominating Committee and voted on during the Annual Member Meeting held during the recent JPMA Summit held in Washington, D.C.

Newly elected officers who will serve a one-year term include:

+ Chairman: Sean Beckstrom, Graco/Newell Brands
+ Vice Chairman: Rob Gardner, Joovy
+ Treasurer: Joe Croft, JuJuBe

Newly elected directors who will serve a three-year term include:

+ Eric Dahle, Evenflo
+ Darrin Keiser, Dorel Juvenile Group
+ Ryan Radford, Amazon
+ Adam Segal, Storkcraft

“At JPMA, we are fortunate to have smart, dedicated individuals who serve on our Board of Directors year after year,” said JPMA Executive Director Kelly Mariotti. “The board leads the strategic direction of our association and guides the industry through a myriad of challenges and opportunities. It is imperative that we have the best and brightest minds in the industry serving on our board, because this is the one place we all come together to advance the safety of babies and young children.”

The board is made up mostly of manufacturers, but one of the 13 seats may be occupied by a representative from an associate member. To be considered for the JPMA board, individuals must be employed by a member company that is in good standing with JPMA at the time of their election and throughout their tenure.

Board member responsibilities include the following: sustaining JPMA’s mission and purpose; ensuring effective planning; monitoring and strengthening programs and services of JPMA; providing oversight of the JPMA budget and financial reporting; building a competent board; ensuring legal and ethical integrity and enhancing JPMA’s public standing.

For more information on JPMA, its Board of Directors, programs and membership, visit www.jpma.org.

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