Betty Puckett CEOBetty’s career profile includes fifteen years experience in finance and accounting, as well an extensive background in the retail industry. As the first paid manager for The Toledo Hospital Gift Shop, Betty increased profits from $200,00 to over $900,000. She employed and managed 10 paid staff members, and 30 volunteers. Given her financial background and understanding of the gift shop industry, Betty was intrigued by the concept of buying networks. As a manager, she valued networking opportunities, and certainly appreciated the power of a buying group. While maintaining her role as hospital gift shop manager, Betty collaborated with her partners to build the foundation of Purchasing Power Plus. All these years later, she continues to inspire us with a spirit that is truly infectious and an unparalleled passion for our business.
Carrie Fleishman PresidentAfter earning a BA in English, Carrie began her business career as a district sales manager for a national organization. She followed her success in sales, as the Public Relations/Marketing Director for PPP. Today, she serves as President. Her versatility extends to all aspects of our business; negotiating discounts and incentives, planning events, writing/editing retail publications, day-to-day operations, and the implementation of new programs. Her passion extends to trends in the retail marketplace, networking with industry insiders and enhancing each Retail Membership!
Daniel Fleishman Vice President of SalesDaniel joined Purchasing Power Plus in 2014. Daniel is a published honors graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Master’s Degree from the College of Health and Public Affairs. Over the years, Daniel has explored a range of positions from restaurant general management, to a MSW within the hospital and community settings. His experience has allowed him to develop a unique set of interpersonal and professional assessment skills that complements all engagements. Daniel enjoys building professional relationships with individuals across all walks of life. He is passionate about strengthening our community of retailers and vendors through relationship building and attention to cooperative successes across our industry.
Randa Ewing Director of OperationsRanda began her career with PPP in the fall of 2000, after concluding her time at the University of Toledo. Prior she worked for four years as the Visual Merchandise Coordinator for The Toledo Hospital Gift Shop. Randa enjoys the challenges and rewards that come with the daily operations of our buying network. Her fluid management style ensures broad support for our entire team. She is responsible for the coordination of a range of services that underscore our mission to connect, engage with and empower our retail community of Retail Members and Vendor Partners. Randa was born and raised in Sylvania, OH. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her nephews and niece and is always up for a game of Uno.