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."
Maloney commented, "We're extremely gratified with the results that Broadford & Maloney has achieved for The Print Council over the course of the past year. The Council's membership base, program agenda and financial resources were expanded rapidly during that period and the organization's success now requires the attention of a dedicated executive director. Ben is well known and respected throughout the industry and brings extensive experience to the executive cirector's office."
Cooper previously was with the PIA/GATF where he was executive vice president for public affairs, a post he held since January 1981. He joined the then Printing Industries of America in July 1978 as a government affairs specialist and guided the organization's lobbying efforts to shape legislation affecting the printing industry. He also directed the entire operation of the PIA/GATF's Human Relations Department. Cooper earned a B.A. in political science at the University of Alabama, and an M.A. in government from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
About The Print Council
Through education, awareness, market development, advocacy and research, The Print Council serves the industry to develop, maintain and increase the market for printed materials. Launched in 2003, The Print Council's charter members now number in the hundreds, representing more than 50 companies, including many of the largest names in the industry. The Print Council may be contacted at 203-622-1333, on the Web at www.ThePrintCouncil.org, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.