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2014 Winter Meeting in Photos

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David Stover of GCA, Michael Ravnitzky of PRC & Ashley Lyons of Pitney Bowes
David Stover of GCA, Michael Ravnitzky of PRC & Ashley Lyons of Pitney Bowes
Bob Harju of Pumpernickel Press & Bill Birmingham of Fixture Resource Group
Bob Harju of Pumpernickel Press & Bill Birmingham of Fixture Resource Group
GCA President Steve Doyal & PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway
GCA President Steve Doyal & PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway
GCA President Steve Doyal of Hallmark Cards
GCA President Steve Doyal of Hallmark Cards
John Runyan of Runyan Public Affairs & Rafe Morrissey of GCA
John Runyan of Runyan Public Affairs & Rafe Morrissey of GCA
Mark Van Egeren of UPC, Phil St  Germain of JS McCarthy Printers,  Alan Friedman of Great Arrow Graphics &  Carlos Llanso of Legacy Publishing
Mark Van Egeren of UPC, Phil St Germain of JS McCarthy Printers, Alan Friedman of Great Arrow Graphics & Carlos Llanso of Legacy Publishing
Natasha Rankin of GCA (center) with Congressional Staffers Jessica Nagasako  Benjamin Rhodeside
Natasha Rankin of GCA (center) with Congressional Staffers Jessica Nagasako Benjamin Rhodeside
PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway
PRC Chairman Ruth Goldway
Speaker Betty Su of USPS
Speaker Betty Su of USPS
Speaker Phil Riebel of Two Sides
Speaker Phil Riebel of Two Sides
Susan Hare of Sunrise Greetings, Brenda Turner of DaySpring, Andy Meehan of Development Solutions Global &  Santosh K of MapMyID
Susan Hare of Sunrise Greetings, Brenda Turner of DaySpring, Andy Meehan of Development Solutions Global & Santosh K of MapMyID
 
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2014 GCA Winter Meeting

GCA Winter Meeting and Postal Reception

February 12-13, 2014

Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue NW | Washington, DC 20001
Click here to book your hotel!

Members: Click here to login to register!

Non-Members: Click here to register!

Members and Non-Members Welcome!

Join fellow GCA members and leaders in the postal community for the first business meeting of the year. This year’s meeting will provide strong programming, addressing high-level postal and legislative issues.

Meet Your Member of Congress!

The Winter Meeting provides an ideal opportunity for attendees to meet their Member of Congress. 2014 will be a pivotal year for postal reform and weighing in with your Congressional representatives can help ensure a good outcome for your business and the greeting card industry. GCA’s Vice President for Postal Affairs, Rafe Morrissey, would be happy to assist you in identifying your Member and guiding you on how to request an appointment. He will also provide you with key message points for the meeting and can review what to expect. The official program will conclude by 12:00 pm on February 13th. A meeting with your Member of Congress should only take an hour or so. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity. Contact Rafe at rafem@morrisseystrategic.com for more details.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Executive Committee Meeting | Capitol Room

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration Open | Grand Ballroom Foyer

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Associates Committee Meeting | Ash Lawn Room

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Executive Session and award presentation for Ruth Goldway, Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission with GCA Board and Executive Committee | Hermitage Room

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm                      
Postal Community Reception | Grand Ballroom 2

Cocktail Reception with our friends in the postal community. Invited Guests include members of the Postal Regulatory Commission, the Postmaster General and key members of the USPS staff, the USPS Board of Governors, members and staff of relevant Congressional committees, and industry representatives from fellow USPS stakeholders.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

7:30 am - 10:00 am
Registration Open | Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:30 am
Breakfast | Grand Ballroom 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Board Meeting | Grand Ballroom 2

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
General Session | Grand Ballroom 2

Maynard Benjamin, President of the Envelope Manufacturers Association
Phil Riebel, President and COO of Two Sides U.S. Inc.
Patrick Carrol, Legislative Director for Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS-3)
Charlie Moskowitz, Counsel for Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight
Art Sackler, Co-Director for the Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service
Overview of USPS Marketing, Betty Su, Executive Director of Marketing, USPS

Conclusion of General Session

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Postal Affairs Committee Luncheon with PMG Pat Donahoe and Megan Brennan, Chief Operating Officer of the USPS | Senate Room

1:00 pm
Hill Visits*

*If you are interested in setting up a visit with you Member of Congress on Thursday, February 13, please contact GCA Vice President, Postal Affairs Rafe Morrissey at ragem@morrisseystrategic.com.

Members: Click here to login to register.

Non-members: Click here to register.

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