Valerie Hayman Sklar, CAS* began her career in Hotel Marketing and Sales after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University in Hotel and Food Administration. She then spent ten years as Media Director for The Hayman Company, a Multi-Family Properties. She created and implemented marketing solutions and plans for each property in a nationwide portfolio.

Valerie Hayman Sklar, president of Corporate Specialties, accepts the PPAI Technology Award at the PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception on January 9 during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.

Valerie launched Corporate Specialties in 1997 with a simple mission: provide clients marketing solutions with distinctive promotional products that leave a lasting impact on customers and prospects. With good taste, style and keen marketing instincts, she thinks outside (and inside) the promotional box.

* The CAS (Certified Advertising Specialist) industry designation is awarded to less than 4% of industry professionals who have reached and continue to meet a higher standard of professionalism, knowledge and experience within the promotional advertising products industry, setting them apart from their competition. It is the industry’s standard and mark of a professional.