John Houser


I am originally from eastern North Carolina and a feverish East Carolina University Pirate alum having graduated in 1989. My degree is in Retail Management.  As such I have been in Corporate Sales since graduation. However, I have had an entrepeneureal bearing since childhood.  

Since moving to Florida after graduation I have gained experience in IT while managing stores for Radio Shack, Automotive with Key Royal, Sports Marketing as Marketing Director with the Florida Running Festival, PEO/Employee Leasing as owner of NELCO of Tampa Bay, as well as the Promotional Products and Decorated Apparel industries where I have owned Blue Water Promotions as the founder in 2001.

Since entering the Promotional Products industry I served as the President of PPAF which advocates for over 23,000 people working in Florida.  During that time I was also a Finalist for National RAC National Volunteer of the Year for my service top PPAF and the work which had to be done.

I have been quite active civically as well.  Over the years I have given countless hours to our youth in Scouting and Soccer.  I have also been active and outspoken in St. Petersburg regarding making the game of soccer accessible to adults.  I was also instrumental in development of an adult soccer group which now has grown to over 400 strong.

I have also worked diligently since 2014, to grow the participation of former East Carolina Mens Soccer Alums in its alumni Program.




Bailey White

South Florida Sales Associate

Bailey White has been with Blue Water Promotions for about two years. Her many years in Human Resources (HR) has enabled her to provide HR professionals with the tangible resources that make their jobs easier.  Bailey also has a strong presence in the Funeral Services industry, supporting their unique Marketing needs with creativity and sensitivity.

Bailey’ strength is understanding her client's needs and providing innovate promotional items that provide the greatest value for a given budget. 






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