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Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors

Thursday, April 11, 2019   (0 Comments)

Prestigious Leaders Come Together To Drive The Baby & Children's Products Industry Forward

MT. LAUREL, NJ – April 11, 2019 – The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is pleased to announce its newly elected Board of Directors. The 2019 board brings an unparalleled level of expertise from the baby and children's products industry.

Responsibilities of the board members include 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.

“The baby and children's products industry is evolving dramatically, and JPMA is evolving with it. The association's focus for the future is to represent the interests of the entire industry, including parents, caregivers, manufacturers, suppliers and many others. This year's board is a diverse, impressive group and with their leadership JPMA is as well-positioned as ever to drive the industry forward,” said Kelly Mariotti, JPMA Executive Director.

The newly-elected board members are as follows:

Slate of Officers – each of these individuals will serve a one-year term:

Chair - Brad Mattarocci, Baby Trend, Inc.

Vice-Chair - Jennifer Mitchell, MAM USA

Treasurer - Sean Beckstrom, Graco Children's Products / Newell Brands

Slate of Directors – each of these individuals will serve a three-year term:
  • David Cunningham, VisioCap / BreathableBaby
  • Mary Beth Schneider, Summer Infant, Inc.
  • Gary Weber, Mattel, Inc. / Fisher-Price
In addition, Dave Taylor will remain on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past Chairman.

The board members were recommended by the Nominating Committee and voted on by membership during the Annual Member Meeting held during The JPMA Show: Built for Baby in Orlando, April 10-13, 2019.

For more information on JPMA, its board, programs and membership, visit

Connie Bryant Breedlove
Director of Public Relations
Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association

The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is the voice of the industry on quality and safety for baby and children's products in North America. We do this by:
  • Advocating for safety through product certification programs and legislative and regulatory involvement;
  • Supporting a broad and diverse membership through member-only programming and industry promotion;
  • And by acting as a comprehensive source for baby product information and education.
JPMA members represent 95 percent of the prenatal to preschool products sold in North America.

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