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MEET THE TEAM

Principals

Peter schauben
(President and Managing Partner)

entered the retail gift industry in California in 1971. In 1975,he branched out into the wholesale arena with management in sales specializing in artisan based unique fashion, accessories and giftware.Peter is the founder of Gift for Life, a unified voice for the Gift Industry in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Phone: (404) 521-0840 x19
Fax: (404) 521-0940
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Doug Cofiell
(Executive Vice President and Partner)

began his career as a sales rep  developing several territories in the Mid-Atlantic region and learning the ropes of the gift and home industry. In June of 2020, Cofiell entered into a partnership for co-ownership for Appelman Schauben.  Appelman Schauben welcomes his exceptional leadership skills, innovative vision and strategic approach in reforming Appelman Schauben’s company culture and dynamic.

Phone: (305) 386-1827
Fax: (305) 752-1282

Sales Vice Presidents

Mary Crist
(Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing)

Division II Sales

Phone: (404) 521-0840 x19
Fax: (404) 521-0940
Diana Blackburn
(Vice President Sales & Administration)

Division I Sales

Phone: (305) 386-1827
Fax: (305) 752-1282

Atlanta Showroom Staff

Alicia Chimento
(Showroom Manager)
Phone: (404) 521-0840 x10
Fax: (404) 521-0940
Burke Price
(Assistant Showroom Manager)
Phone: (404) 521-0840 x10
Fax: (404) 521-0940
Brittany Prince Waters
(Director of Marketing)
Phone: (404) 521-0840 x10
Fax: (404) 521-0940

Back Office

KELLY PATCHETT
(VP Operations)
Phone: (404) 521-0840 x32
Fax: (404) 521-0940
Tracie Johnson
(Commissions & Contracts)
Phone: (352) 989-4417
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Maria Wood
(Commissions)
Phone: (404) 521-0840
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Michael Joseph
(Accounts Payable & Receivable)
Phone: (954) 384-1021
Fax: (954) 384-9009
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Donald Werkstell
(Payroll Specialist)
Phone: (817) 721-4676
Fax: (561) 200-4765