The Print Council Names Ben Cooper Executive Director

GREENWICH, CT–The executive committee of The Print Council has appointed Ben Cooper to be executive director of the industry initiative, effective January 9, 2006. Martin Maloney, who has completed his special one-year commitment as the council’s executive director, is appointed to the executive committee of the board of directors.

Roy Grossman, president of Sandy Alexander, and co-chairman of the executive committee, stated, “We are delighted that Ben Cooper will be joining us as executive director on a dedicated basis. He will be succeeding Martin Maloney and his company who have done an outstanding job of bringing The Print Council to top-of-mind awareness throughout the industry, doubled our membership base and created a solid platform for The Print Council. Ben, with his long-time association management expertise, will build on this momentum and take The Print Council into the next phase of our growth.”

Jim Dunn, president of Heidelberg and co-chairman of council, added, “We retained Martin and his firm, Broadford & Maloney, for a special, one-year assignment to re-invent and kick-start The Print Council’s growth. They have turned in a remarkable performance, achieving that objective through an aggressive strategy that utilized PR, advertising, trade show exhibits and speaking events. Their efforts have resulted in the addition of many new, high-profile members and the development of a solid nonprofit enterprise with an extremely respectable balance sheet. When he assumes his new post, Ben takes on the directorship of a strong organization with the resources to pursue our mission — the promotion of expanded use of printed materials.”

Commenting on his appointment as executive director, Cooper observed, “Over the past year, I have been acutely aware of the fast-growing presence and impact of The Print Council throughout the industry. I strongly believe in its mission to increase the knowledge and appreciation of the intrinsic value and importance of print throughout every level of human communication. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to join this forward-looking organization and I am eagerly looking forward to working with the Executive Committee to create and implement new programs that will build on the momentum for industry acceptance and growth established by Martin Maloney.”

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