Sunday, April 20, 2014

GCA Committees
 

Associates 
Chair: Tom Otto, Exclusive Bordering
Co-Chair: Brad Cannaday, Neenah Paper
Directives:  Manage the Associates’ programs; make recommendations to the Executive Committee on deepening associate member participation in, contribution to and value received from GCA membership.
 
Convention
Chair:  Lisa Samar, Great Arrow Graphics
Co-Chair:  Susan January, Leanin' Tree
Directives:  Develop theme and program content of Annual event.  Provide design for event branding and collateral material. Recruit sponsors and speakers, and work with GCA staff on logistics and budgeting.
 
LOUIE Awards
Chair 2014: Cambria Evans, J. Bartyn Design
Strategic Chair 2013-2015: Katy Greenspan, Minted
Directives:  Develop thematic branding of this special program, direct and oversee planning, logistics, promotion.  Recruit judges, and paid/in-kind sponsors.  Design all branding and collateral pieces and work with Associate members on all aspects of production.  Coordinate with GCA staff on logistics and budgeting. 
 
Membership
Chair:  Alan Friedman, Great Arrow Graphics
Directives:  Help grow membership.  Develop target list and make recommendations to Executive Committee.  Assign Executive Committee outreach to select targets.  Help nurture new members and encourage their participation in the GCA. Work with GCA Staff on outbound communications and other outreach.
 
Past Presidents Council
Chair: Susan January, Leanin' Tree
Directives:  Assist in continuity of the Association’s activities over time; respond to emerging member needs and make recommendations to the Executive Committee; initiate/oversee any required Bylaws modifications.
 
Postal Affairs
Chair: Brenda Turner, DaySpring Cards
Directives:  Manage the GCA’s postal strategy.  Direct hired professionals.  Maintain relationships with the USPS; work with USPS on marketing communications and other initiatives.  Advise on legislative matters and keep membership apprised of issues.
 
.com (Communications and Public Relations)
Chair: Ron Kanfi
, NobleWorks Cards
Directives: This newly formed committee will address website dynamics, functionality, features and capacity in order to be of maximum benefit to GCA members and of service to the industry at large.

 

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