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Company Overview of Direct Marketing Association Inc.

Company Overview

Direct Marketing Association Inc. (DMA) is a trade association for business focusing on direct, database, and interactive marketing. The association offers direct online marketing information, conference, online catalogs and newsletters, and mailing and calling lists preferences. It caters to consultants, catalogers, publishers, Internet marketers, financial and consumer services, database and teleservices providers, and educators. The association was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in New York City. DMA has an office in Washington, District of Columbia.

1120 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10036-6700

United States

Founded in 1917

Phone:

212-768-7277

Fax:

212-302-6714

Key Executives for Direct Marketing Association Inc.

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 52
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Executive Officer of Arab Direct Marketing Association
Vice Chairman
Senior Vice President of Member and Segment Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Direct Marketing Association Inc. Key Developments

Direct Marketing Association Announces Election of New Board Members for 2014-2015

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Board of Directors announced the election of new Board members for 2014-2015. JoAnne Monfradi Dunn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliant, continues as DMA Chairman of the Board for 2015. Vice Chair: Julie Bernard, SVP, Customer Strategy, Loyalty, Credit Marketing, Macy's; Treasurer: Suresh Mathai, CEO, Continuum; Secretary: Buell Duncan, VP Portfolio Marketing, IBM; New Members of the DMA Board of Directors: Eight new members were approved to join the Board at DMA's Annual Business Meeting. The new Board members are: Cyrus Beagley, Director, Global Head of Strategy and Operations, Google Inc.; Bill Borrelle, SVP of Brand Strategy and Integrated Marketing Communications, Pitney Bowes; Brian Cowart, Chief Development Officer, Disabled American Vets; Steve Froehlich, SVP of National Direct Marketing, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Laith Murad, VP User Acquisition and Retention Marketing, Yahoo; John Princiotta, SVP of Marketing, Publishers Clearing House; Eva Reda, SVP and GM, Membership Marketing, American Express; Gunther Schumacher, President and COO, OgilvyOne Worlwide. 2015 DMA Executive Committee: In addition to the officers, the following Board members will serve on the executive committee: Mark Allen, Sales Leader, TruGreen; Rick Erwin, President, Consumer Insights and Targeting, Experian; Yvette Lui, Director of Global Partnerships, Facebook; Jay Schwedelson, President and CEO, Worldata; Joe Zawadzki, CEO, MediaMath; Dawn Zier, President and CEO, NutriSystem.

The Direct Marketing Association Announces Appointment of Lindsay Hutter as Senior Vice President of Communications

The Direct Marketing Association announced the appointment of Lindsay Hutter as senior vice president of communications. Hutter will lead company's overall communications and public relations strategy. Based in company's Washington, DC office, she will serve as a key senior executive in accelerating the growing momentum of company's modernization, bringing the full impact of strategic communications to support membership and advocacy programs, as well as building awareness and regard for responsible data-driven marketing. Hutter most recently served as executive vice president and global practice leader for Change+Internal Communications for Hill+Knowlton, where she led the firm's worldwide work in advising clients on organizational transformation and stakeholder communications. Prior to that, she served as chief client leader for a wide range of companies. Before her tenure at Hill+Knowlton, Hutter was senior vice president of communications for the National Association of Convenience Stores, where she designed and led multiple reputation and issue campaigns for the industry.

Direct Marketing Association Inc. Announces Executive Changes

The Board of Directors of the Direct Marketing Association Inc. appointed Thomas Benton as Interim CEO/COO and Jane Berzan as Interim President. Benton and Berzan have both been intimately involved in leadingthe implementation of DMA's strategic plan as well as current initiatives and ongoing operations. Benton currently serves as chief operating officer and Berzan serves as senior vice president of programs, marketing and events. This transition follows Linda A. Woolley's announcement to resign her role as President and CEO. Berzan brings a wealth of experience from senior leadership positions at major trade associations where she had proven success revitalizing tradeshows and education programs, forming and growing strategic alliances, and developing member service initiatives that create new association revenue streams.

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