Free Webinar: Postal Pricing and Impact of PRC 10-Year Review

01/16/2018

The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) in early December released a proposed rule that would grant the Postal Service significantly more latitude in increasing prices. The proposal has received negative feedback from the industry, which has until March 1 to submit formal comments.

Idealliance seeks to educate and engage its members and the industry on January 18th to:

  1. Outline the key components of the proposed PRC rule and how it was constructed and why.
  2. Answer the question: Can we gain any insights from the recently released USPS 2017 Annual Compliance Review (ACR)?
  3. Explain how the industry is reacting and coalescing.
  4. Discuss the proposed PRC rule and its possible impact on postal reform and Postal Service pricing strategy.
  5. Seek support for an Idealliance survey to collect feedback on the proposed PRC Rule and its impact on mail supply partners and their customers.

Join us on January 18th for a critical webinar about the future of postal pricing.

Thursday, January 18
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Register


Presenters

Steve Colella
Stephen Colella is Vice President Postal Affairs for The Calmark Group. The Calmark Group, located in Bedford Park, IL, is a large mail service provider mailing in excess of 600 million pieces annually. Starting his career in 1973, Colella held a variety of management positions in production, customer service, sales and postal affairs. Colella has been involved with MTAC for over 20 years and now represents Idealliance at MTAC. He presently serves as the industry lead for the Emerging Technology & Product innovation Focus Area and incoming Co-Chair of the Idealliance Postal Operations & Technologies Council. Colella has an MBA from DePaul University and was a recipient of the USPS Industry Excellence Award for Progressive Mailing Practices in the Advertising Mail and Print Industry.

Rose Flanagan
Rose Flanagan has over 39 years of experience in the mailing industry working in postal affairs, production, scheduling, client relations and logistics. As an active industry participant, Flanagan is completing her two-year term as Idealliance Postal Operations & Technologies Co-Chair in March 2018 and is the newly re-elected MTAC Industry Leader for Marketing Mail and incoming Chairman of PostCom.

Tom Glassman
Tom Glassman started in the industry over 25 years ago and now serves as Director of Data Services & Postal Affairs with Wilen Direct. He believes, “Over the years, I have passionately fostered working together with other print and mailing companies and believe that giving back to the industry will keep it thriving and moving forward in good and bad times. I have learned a great deal from industry professionals and try to allow time every day to return what others have shared with me.” Glassman leads various MTAC workgroups and serves as the MTAC Representative for Idealliance. He has been instrumental chairing the Idealliance Mail & Postal Education Working Group and launching the MailPro® Training Certification with over 1,000 professionals in the program.

Paula Stoskopf
As head of Postal Affairs for LSC Communications and Fairrington, Paula Stoskopf’s role is to ensure client and organizational readiness for new and changed regulations that impact the industry. Paula has over 18 years of expertise in product management and direct marketing solutions and focuses on helping organizations successfully communicate with their targeted audience. These have included domestic and international address quality, list enhancement, and postal savings tools for both the commercial and government contract markets. She has also served as an Offshore Development Relationship Manager both remotely and on-site to lead the successful migration of multiple projects to a global development center. She serves as the Secretary of the Board for the Association of Postal Commerce (PostCom), represents the Data and Marketing Association (DMA) on the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) and is the incoming Co-Chair for Idealliance Postal Operations and Technologies Council.

David Steinhardt
David Steinhardt leads Idealliance, a 3,000+ member not-for-profit international association for the Visual Communications and Media Industry. Steinhardt started his career in the industry at the Graphic Communications Association (GCA) more than 30-years ago. Idealliance concentrates on cross-industry integrated know-how and the global total supply chain, delivering best-in-class specifications, certifications, training, and research that drive education and innovation for the future of our industry. One of his core areas of work and expertise — with more than 20 years of experience — is facilitating and managing the Idealliance Mail & Postal Portfolio through its working groups across mail supply chain partners and the USPS. With his leadership, the USPS presented Idealliance in 2007 the USPS Best in Class — Business Achievement for Successful Partnership. He is a member of the Coalition for 21st Century Postal Service.