President’s Message:
The Latest Status Report & Action Agenda

September 2002
by Don Tubesing

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Of all the organizations I’ve been a part of over the years, PMA manages its operations and programs as well as or better than any. Here’s how PMA works.

The day-to-day office operations and program management tasks are handled, as they have been throughout our history, by Jan Nathan Associates. The nine people under Jan’s direction do a great job for us. If you’ve ever called the PMA offices, you know that they are knowledgeable and they go out of their way to be helpful. We are fortunate.

The development of new programs and policy supervision of the organization is managed by your Board of Directors, which meets formally four times each year and via e-mail and telephone as needed. The Board has 14 members, elected by the membership, who each serve two-year terms (with the option to serve one additional two-year term). The Board’s mix of small and mid-sized publishers from various geographic regions, as well as vendor members from other areas of publishing, insures that it represents a wide variety of perspectives. After each of the quarterly meetings, I’ll use this column to give you an update of activities and ideas being considered.

The new 20th Board held its formation meeting at the end of July. We spent about half of our time looking at the current status of the various PMA programs and activities. The other half we spent brainstorming and planning additional ways in which PMA might serve you better in the future…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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