WOODINVILLE, Wash., — July 14, 2016 — Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (BDA), the nation’s premier branded Merchandise Agency serving Fortune 1000 companies worldwide, celebrates LeeAnn Schumacher who was recognized as the 2016 International Person of the Year at the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) Counselor Awards Banquet, held Wednesday evening July 13, 2016 at the Field Museum in Chicago.
Schumacher, senior director of sourcing at BDA, oversees all U.S. import activities and BDA Asia operations and was one of 10 individuals to receive exclusive accolades at the ASI ceremony. The International Person of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who has shown unprecedented expertise throughout the international marketplace and has demonstrated significant accomplishments within the industry as a whole.
An industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience in sourcing, product development and merchandising, Schumacher spearheaded the opening of the company’s new office in Shanghai which launched – start to finish – in less than five months. In addition, she has been responsible for the company’s Shenzhen office operations. The Counselor magazine editorial staff selected Schumacher from nominations across the promotional products industry.
Associate Marketing Manager, BDA