Leroy Presley: Curiosity

Curiosity is the primary strength Leroy brings to the table. Questions will always need to be answered and he’s one that will dive into the rabbit hole to find the answers with evidence on the other side. He actively listens to each members’ experiences and asks questions to raise awareness about the future and how it can be more vibrant. Leroy continues to bring enthusiastic ideas to UPA which creates an innovate path forward to reach new members in the packaging industry.

Leroy has a dual bachelor’s degree specializing in Management and International Business from Florida International University in Miami, FL. He was able to maintain a position through college as an associate at one of the largest retail supermarket chains in the Southeastern United States. Upon graduation, he found a position at Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) as a Market Research Analyst. Leroy’s primary function is to gather strategic information about direct and indirect vertical markets through a variety of avenues and provide critical knowledge to IPG management teams. He is also an active member in the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group (YPG) which allow him to be a leader while continuing to learn in his career within the packaging industry.

“We are faced with a unique opportunity to showcase change. Why not make it fun?”

MEET THE UPA BOARD

Envision

Envision

Janice Loppe
“I know there is a huge need for what we do for the packaging community. It’s why I envision a vibrant future ahead for UPA.”
Outreach

Outreach

Ismael Santiago
“To outreach is to take that first step towards others, to add value and to serve. It’s the big why behind packaging and UPA.”
Challenge

Challenge

Judy Estrada
“I love a challenge and I know what we’re creating at UPA for packaging goes far beyond your typical networking association.”
Innovate

Innovate

Andy Draybuck
“To innovate in packaging is to invent or discover new and better ways of doing things. That’s what we’re doing with UPA.”
Connect

Connect

Joe Davila
“UPA is the conduit for people to connect with each other. Welcoming, listening and building relationships in packaging.”
Enthuse

Enthuse

Dana Vaughn
“Everyday I’m enthused to make a difference for packaging, doing things, big and small with clients, colleagues and community.”
Curiosity

Curiosity

Leroy Presley
Curiosity is the primary strength Leroy brings to the table. “We are faced with a unique opportunity to showcase change. Why not make it fun?”
Create

Create

Ryan Nguyen
“The world can be aesthetically designed; where form follows function, and everything could be solved with a great design.”