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Meet The PPS Team

Get to know the PPS teams in Amarillo, Lubbock and Midland, Texas.

 

 

Luke Austin

Luke is the Vice President and General Manager of PPS, and CEO of VariVerge, LLC. He received his BBA in Finance from Baylor University and his Masters in Accounting from the University of Virginia. Luke is married to his wife Meredith and has four children, Faith, Adelynn, Katherine, and Blake.  Luke enjoys spending time outdoors fishing, hunting, dirt bike trail riding, snow skiing and backpacking. Email contact: lukea@pps-mail.net

Luke Austin

James Austin

James is the Vice President and General Counsel of PPS and VariVerge, LLC.  He received his BBA in Finance and Masters in Business Administration from Baylor University as well as his Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining PPS, James was a partner at Sprouse Shrader Smith, PLLC, where he focused on oil and gas law, commercial real estate, probate and other general business transactional work. James is married to his wife Lauren and together they have two children, Parker and Sydney. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, working outside, traveling and spending time with his family. Email contact: jamesa@pps-mail.net

 

James Austin, VP and General Counsel of PPS and VariVerge

Kathy Margrave

Kathy is the Sales Service Coordinator in the Amarillo office.  Kathy grew up in Hereford and studied journalism and photography at The University of Texas El Paso.  She worked for a  radio station in New Mexico as the on-air News Director and a couple of newspapers before being drawn to marketing firms where she spent over 20 years buying and placing local, regional, national and international media.  Kathy’s philosophy, “It’s all about the customer” shows through as she works with our clients helping with their printing and mailing needs. Email contact: kathym@pps-mail.net

Kathy Margrave

Cathleen Tyson

Cathleen is a visual designer at PPS in Amarillo. She has worked at APLX Advertising, KAMR-TV and several print shops in Amarillo and Phoenix for more than 30 years. Cathleen specializes in design concepts, branding, event promotions, fundraising coordination, pre-press, web development, social media marketing, photography and variable data. For many years, she has volunteered as a designer/brand marketer with the Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Youth Choirs, First Baptist Church, Texas Music for Life, AAF Amarillo, Downtown Women's Center and Friends of Fogelberg. Cathleen was awarded Outstanding Member by the Amarillo Advertising Federation 2015-16. She was the Chair for the AAF Central Region Conference September 2017 hosted in Amarillo. Cathleen "Cat" is also a professional singer who performs locally. HubSpot Certified. Email contact: cathleent@pps-mail.net

Cathleen Tyson

Tasha Cawthon

Tasha is a visual designer at PPS in Amarillo. She graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a BFA in graphic design with a concentration in marketing and management. Tasha has worked at Hastings Entertainment and Amarillo Globe-News as a graphic designer as well as designing invitations on the side. She is married to her high school sweetheart Chad and together have a little girl, the joy of their life, Harper. In her free time, Tasha enjoys spending time with her family, baking, traveling, gardening and just being outside in the sun. Email contact: tasha.c@pps-mail.net

Tasha Cawthon, Designer

Chase Ferrell

Chase Ferrell is the Sales Representative at PPS in Amarillo, TX. Before coming to PPS, Chase worked in a call center as a trainer. This taught him that it is easy to connect with people, just talk with them. He loves to meet people as everyone has their own unique and individual story. Chase studied Business, Sports and Exercise Science at Amarillo College. He enjoys being outdoors, (especially in the mountains), both watching and playing sports, exercising, and of course - eating good food.  HubSpot Certified. Email contact: chasef@pps-mail.net Direct Number: 806-429-0336

Chase Ferrell

Duane Williams

Duane Williams is the General Manager at Plains Presort Services, in Lubbock, Texas.  Duane has been a valuable part of the PPS team since 2005.  Duane is married to his wife Wendy and has three daughters, Lindsey, Anna and Elizabeth.  Duane has a BBA in Management from West Texas A&M University.  In his free time, Duane enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and working on his family ranch. Email contact: duanew@pps-mail.net Direct Number: 806-553-2820

Duane Williams

Katy Jo McCasland

Katy Jo McCasland is the Sales Representative of PPS in Lubbock, TX. Her given nickname by her mother and friends is “Miss Brightside” because she is always positive and happy. She received her B.S. in Agricultural Communications from Texas Tech University. She is very involved with the community of Lubbock as a Lubbock Chamber Ambassador, member of the Association of Women in Communications, and Lubbock Women in Business. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, journaling, collecting antique teacups, traveling and volunteering at her church. HubSpot Certified. Email contact: katym@pps-mail.net  Direct Number: 806-486-1847

Katy Jo McCasland

Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor is the manager at our Midland location, Permian Presort Services, in Midland, Texas. Jeff has been a part of the PPS team since 2008. Jeff is married to his wife Margarita (Maggie) and has five daughters.  Jeff has a BSA in Management from the University of Phoenix with a minor in Electronics Engineering. In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking and traveling. Email contact: jefft@pps-mail.net 

Jeff Taylor

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