Committee Members

The Greeting Card Association has multiple standing committees in which GCA member employees may participate. Read below for who serves on each committee:

Noted: The Greeting Card Expo Committee – Committee members work with the Chair and Co-Chair to assist with the general promotion of the event, the selling of exhibit space, development of educational panels, finding the right location for future Noted events, and much more.

Christy Asper Paper Baristas
Glen Biely Biely & Shoaf Co.
Traci Bixby Mossy Blue Studio
Alexandra Burrow Sublime & Co.
Jason Carberry Fine Moments
Beth Hunwick AVANTI Press Inc.
Debbie Jones Heavenly Debbie
Andy Meehan Designer Greetings, Inc.
Bill Muller Big Wheel Press
Kate Murray Quick Brown Fox Letterpress
David Phipps Avanti Press, Inc.
Daniela-Karin Raffl Lykkefund Paper
Sarah Schwartz Stationery Trends
Kim Shannon Neenah Paper
John Smyth A Smyth Co.
Brigida Swanson Yardia
Sadie Teper Twentysome Design
Brian Virgona Stationery Trends and Gift Shop Magazine/Great American Media
George White Up With Paper
Brad Woods Maginating

 

Workshop & Retreat Committee – Committee members work with the Chair and Co-Chair to help plan the agenda, spot talented presenters, and identify new programming all while improving the overall attendee experience.

Alexandra Burrow Sublime & Co.
Daniel Deardorff Ecological Fibers, Inc.
Courtney German Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Jory Kate Haslett Leanin’ Tree, Inc.
Andy Meehan Designer Greetings, Inc.
Kate Murray Quick Brown Fox Letterpress
David Phipps Avanti Press, Inc.
Kim Shannon Neenah Paper
Mary Beth Sibert American Greetings Corporation
Mike Smith Crown Point Graphics

 

Louie Awards Committee – The Louie Awards Committee develops thematic branding and collateral, leads the GCA’s planning, logistics, and promotion efforts, recruits judges and paid/in-kind sponsors. It works with Associate members and coordinates with GCA staff on logistics and budget.

Alexandra Burrow Sublime & Co.
Jason Carberry Fine Moments
Hae Carberry Fine Moments
Sue Charlier Leader Paper
Nicole Couto 2021 Co.
Amy Frazer Keller Design Co
Fern Gimbelman Designer Greetings, Inc.
Jory Haslett Leanin’ Tree
Karen Kennedy and the moon will rise
Cathleen Llanso Seedlings
Dana Lynch Blue Kite Press
Andy Meehan Designer Greetings, Inc.
Nicole Mercer Infinity Foils, Inc.
Kate Murray Quick Brown Fox Letterpress
Alyson O’Connor Rust Belt Love
Sarah Schwartz Stationery Trends
Mary Beth Sibert American Greetings Corporation
Brad Woods Maginating

 

Membership Committee – This committee continues to introduce new members to the GCA and is looking for help in maintaining that momentum. Add your voice and energy to new initiatives and help shape the future of new and existing programs.

Alexandra Burrow Sublime & Co.
Nicky Burton Calypso Cards
Sue Charlier Leader Paper
Alan Harnik Notes & Queries, Inc.
Carlos LLanso Legacy Publishing Group (Seedlings)
Andy Meehan Designer Greetings, Inc.
Mike Smith Crown Point Graphics
John Smyth A Smyth Co.

 

Public Affairs Committee – The GCA’s relationship with legislators and the USPS is better than ever thanks to the hard work of this committee. Help us continue to strengthen our relationship with the government and promote the importance of card-sending via the USPS.

Erin Brower Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Carlos LLanso Legacy Publishing Group (Seedlings)
Dana Lynch Blue Kite Press
Andy Meehan Designer Greetings, Inc.
Rafe Morrissey  
Tom Shoaf Biely & Shoaf
David Stover Stover, David
George White Up With Paper

 

PR and Communications Committee – This committee is crucial in developing sales and marketing plans for Noted: The Greeting Card Expo, including social media, advertising, and more. Committee members will also help develop engagement and marketing strategies for Thinking of You Week,” the annual USPS Holiday Marketing Campaign, and the GCA Louie Awards.

Tina Chapman American Greetings Corporation
Andy Meehan Designer Greetings, Inc.
Jessica Noble Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Dave Phipps Avanti Press
Sarah Schwartz Stationery Trends
Tobi Sigona Designer Greetings, Inc.
Victoria Venturi Paper Epiphanies

 

Thinking of You Week Committee – Committee members work with the Chair to assist with the general promotion of the event and development of any promotional materials. Add your voice and energy to new initiatives and help shape the future of this international movement to celebrate the joy of sending and receiving hand-written notes and greeting cards.

Nicky Burton Calypso Cards
Sue Charlier Leader Paper
Nicole Couto 2021 Co.
Jan Golden Age-Friendly Vibes
Carlos LLanso Legacy Publishing Group (Seedlings)
Amy Loewenberg NY Now /Emerald Expositions
Andy Meehan Designer Greetings, Inc.
Hilary Meehan Mirthos Paper
David Phipps Avanti Press, Inc.
Ashleigh Pritchard CharmCat Creative LLC
Marsha Vayvada joey notes

 

Committee appointments are generally for one year, with the option to continue for additional years or move to different committee assignments. There is also the option for project-based work, for those who prefer a shorter commitment. To receive announcements regarding the latest list of committee openings, contact a GCA staff member and provide your primary e-mail address, join our members-only LinkedIn group, or contact Executive Director Nora Weiser.

 

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