Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) and the Graphic Arts Association (GAA) have announced a consolidation that forms one of the nation’s largest regional trade associations for the printing industry. The combined organization will launch officially on January 1, 2023 as the Print & Graphic Communications Association (PGCA). PIA represents printing companies and related businesses in New York State, northern New Jersey, and northwestern Pennsylvania. GAA’s region spans Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Combining the two bases gives PGCA 430 members in one of the world’s top markets for print and graphic services. Several years in the making, the merger was approved this summer by the two groups’ boards of directors and finalized by a vote of the members in the fall.
Allen Press, Inc. is pleased to announce that Terry Leatherman has been promoted to Manager of Association Management Services. Leatherman joined Allen Press in February 2017 as an Association Manager.
In his new role, Leatherman will oversee and expand the Allen Press Association Management division, which provides membership management, strategic consultation, database administration, customer service and annual meeting coordination to non-profit societies and associations.
“Terry’s exemplary work with our clients and executive management experience make him a terrific fit for this position,” said Maria Preston-Cargill, Allen Press Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “He’s a great asset to our organization and the clients we represent, and we are thrilled to have him leading our team going forward.”
Over the years, Leatherman has worked in a variety of association management roles. He served as President and CEO of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., and prior to that was the Executive Vice President of Communities at Schools of Kansas.
“It’s been my privilege to bring the knowledge and experiences I’ve gathered over my career to the clients at Allen Press. They are outstanding professionals, and I am delighted to partner with them so we can accomplish more together,” said Leatherman.
When asked about the vision for his new role, Leatherman said he wants to position Allen Press as a strategic partner to societies rather than just an association management vendor. To meet his objective, Leatherman looks forward to leveraging the talents and skills of his team and facilitating continuous improvement within the division.
“I find it really exciting when each team member can excel in their individual jobs, while contributing to the overall growth of a company,” said Leatherman. “Success is something every employee can share in.”