By Karen Butterfield

Missourian Staff Writer

Jacob Dobsch, Washington, recently was named a board member of the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC).

Dobsch is a regional sales manager at The Chest, a specialty products advertising company based in Washington. The business provides packaging, direct mail, promotional items and other products.

Dobsch represents the Western region.

“I think it’s nice for a local manufacturing facility to have representation on a national platform,” Dobsch said. “It not only strengthens our local representation, but also our national representation, which impacts the community as a whole.”

The representation will help bring money into the community, he added.

SAAC represents about 900 firms.

“The California market is one of the largest in our industry in total volume of sales,” Dobsch said.

As a board member, Dobsch will help provide direction on how the organization is going to maneuver in the market, as well as how to best maximize success of the organization’s membership, Dobsch said.

Dobsch was nominated for the position by an existing member and voted on by the organization membership.