American Seniors Association Adds Kristi Procopio and Brad Merkl to Board of Directors
ALPHARETTA 5/02/2012 04:45 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
American Seniors Association Holding Group, Inc. (AMSA: PK) today announced the election of Kristi Procopio and Brad Merkl to the company’s board of directors.
"We are delighted to have Kristi and Brad join our board,” said Phil Kent, president and CEO. “Their experience will be invaluable as we continue to expand our membership and benefit services. Both are talented executives with many years of experience leading high-growth companies.”
Kristi Procopio brings more than 17 years of experience in the financial sector overseeing sales, communications, investor relations and marketing. As Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Bank of the Internet Federal Bank (BofI), she is responsible for product design and customer segmentation as well as accountable for the development, management and implementation of marketing materials to support the bank’s strategic plans and objectives. Before joining BofI Federal Bank, Ms. Procopio served as the First Vice President, Director of Marketing for Imperial Capital Bank from August 1999 until December 2009. Prior to Imperial Capital Bank, she worked as the National Director of Sales and Marketing for Property Sciences, Commercial Lender Magazine.
A devout Christian, Mrs. Procopio is a member of Horizon Christian Fellowship, San Diego. Ms. Procopio is an active member in her community, serving on the Board of Directors for Meals-on- Wheels, Greater San Diego, Inc. She was also selected as a “Women of Influence” in the prestigious Real Estate Forum magazine. By her selection for this honor, Ms. Procopio takes her place alongside some of the most successful women in the real estate industry in the country. Mrs. Procopio resides in San Diego, CA with her husband and two children.
Brad Merkl is the sole owner of Metropolitan Technologies, Inc., (MTI) a 23-year-old company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia focused on providing leading edge technologies and solutions for the card fulfillment and direct marketing industries. From a one-man organization, Mr. Merkl has grown Metropolitan Technologies to a multi-million dollar organization with strategically located facilities across the country. MTI has experienced double digit growth in revenue each year for the past 10 years, manufacturing over 700 million plastics cards in 2006 ranging from Visa/MasterCard credit cards and gift cards to insurance cards for the largest credit card and insurance companies in the country.
By request from his loyal customers, Mr. Merkl expanded his product line to include direct marketing solutions at the turn of the century. By 2006, MTI’s growth in direct mail reached over 2 billion pieces with the majority of it for the leading financial institutions in the United States. With its strategically located facilities, MTI has the capability, man power, and flexibility to handle campaigns of any size and scope.
A devout Christian, Brad is a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta. He has taught Sunday School for eight year olds for 23 years. Brad is also actively involved in the betterment of Atlanta’s homeless, providing support through fundraisers and community work. A native Atlantan and a graduate of Peachtree High School, Brad is President of CCB (Christmas Charity Benefit), an organization that has raised over $150,000 for Achor House for the homeless in Atlanta. The organization was presented “The Hope Award” by Mayor Andrew Young recognizing its work for Atlanta’s less fortunate. Mr. Merkl received his Bachelor’s Degree from Furman University while lettering in football. In additional to his professional and educational experiences, Mr. Merkl is also a successful family man. He was married in 2000 and has three children--two boys and a girl.
About American Seniors Association
The Atlanta-based American Seniors Association is known nationally as "the conservative alternative to the AARP." With more than 13 million members and growing, the American Seniors Association works hard to fulfil its mission to provide seniors with the choices, information, and services they need to live healthier, wealthier lives. To learn more, visit: www.americanseniors.org."
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