PGSF Announces Board of Directors for 2023-2024 Term

Matt Vertrees elected new PGSF chair

PGSF Matt Vertrees
Matt Vertrees (Image: LinkedIn)

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF), a nonprofit organization working to build the future workforce of the graphic communications industry through educational scholarships and grant funds, has announced new appointments to the PGSF board of directors.

The 2023-2024 board consists of 31 members representing the diversity of the graphic communications industry, including IT, communications, equipment manufacturing, publishing, education, and finance, as well as trade associations and commercial printers.

A new executive committee was nominated and approved at the PGSF board meeting held Oct. 19, 2023.   Matt Vertrees, owner of Olympus Press, in Seattle, was elected the new PGSF chair for the initial term ending in 2025. He replaces Jules Van Sant who is stepping back into the position of interim vice chair.

“I am honored to take the reins as the new Board Chair of PGSF and am committed to ushering in a new era of talent in the printing industry,” shares Vertrees. “Together, we will ignite the presses of possibility and empower the next generation of print professionals to make their mark on this dynamic field.”

The new PGSF Executive Committee:

  • Chair, for the initial term ending 2025 – Matt Vertrees, Olympus Press
  • Secretary, for the  initial term ending 2025 – McKenzie Munson, The John Roberts Company
  • Treasurer, for the initial term ending 2025 – Nick Gawreluk, Print Profit
  • Vice chair, for the initial term ending spring 2024 – Jules Van Sant, Bubble & Hatch
  • New board member Jim Rosenthal with PDC Graphics was nominated and approved

The 2023-2024 PGSF Board of Directors:

  • John Berthelsen – Retired
  • Theresa Campbell – PIA Mid America
  • Chris Curran – Napco Media
  • Jessica Curran – St. Petersburg College
  • Judy Durham – Finseca PAC
  • Rick Frank – Quad Graphics
  • Nick Gawreluk – Print Profit
  • Ray Hartman – Consultant
  • Frank Kanonik – Intellective Solutions
  • Jessica Kastello – Lakeside Book Company
  • Jon Krueger – Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia
  • Todd Luman – Interprint
  • Ken Macro – Cal Poly
  • Frank Mallozzi – Independent Consultant
  • McKenzie Munson – The John Roberts Company
  • Brian Regan – Talent Acquisition Professional
  • Stephen Richards – Richards Graphics Communications, Inc.
  • Jim Rosenthal – PDC Graphics
  • Peter Schaefer – New Directions
  • Ted Straus – Suttle-Straus
  • Emily Swanson – CGS Oris | Americas
  • Andrea Tancredi – The Imagine Group
  • Heidi Thompson – AcePR
  • Walter Vail – Yakich Group
  • Jules Van Sant – Bubble & Hatch
  • Matt Vertrees – Olympus Press
  • Dan Wilson – Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications
  • Niels Winther – Think Patented
  • Cindy Woods – The CMO Team
  • Ed Young – Heidelberg
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Marie Fennema is the managing editor of GRAPHICS PRO, including GRAPHICS PRO Today, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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