We are very pleased to welcome five new members to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) this year:
As the associate director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, Caroline Baumann, alongside director Bill Moggridge, directs all operational and programmatic aspects of the museum. An avid stamp admirer, Baumann was pleased to host the official U.S. Postal Service launch of the Pioneers of American Industrial Design stamps at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in the fall of 2011.
Harry Rinker is president of Rinker Consulting, a firm specializing in providing appraisal, consulting, editorial, educational, media, personal appearance, research, and writing services for the antiques and collectibles community. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of English and Communications at Davenport University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A dynamic young lecturer and creative strategist, B. J. Bueno has forged a reputation based on his insight and expertise in building brands. In 2006, Bueno founded The Cult Branding Company, a brand modeling research firm located in Orlando, Florida. He is also a partner in Nonbox Consulting, a think tank that offers consumer insight strategies, leadership coaching, brand education and training, and creative development services.
Debra Shriver is vice president and chief communications officer for Hearst Corporation. She serves as primary spokesperson and chief communications strategist, coordinates charitable and philanthropic endeavors, and directs all business communications and marketing efforts for the company’s magazines group, which is the world’s largest publisher for women. Shriver is also a co-founder of the UNICEF Snowflake Ball, which works with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Fund to annually raise millions in New York City.
Maruchi Santana founded Parham Santana: The Brand Extension Agency in New York City with her husband, John Parham, in 1985. Part of her expertise is specializing in marketing to women and youth demographics. Her design philosophy centers on empowering the consumer and harnessing the emotional impact of color. In addition to her design work, Santana works with Brownbaggers, a homeless outreach program that provides meals to women, children, and families in New York City.
They join the current members of CSAC:
Benjamin F. Bailar, Former Postmaster General; Postal History Stamp Collector
Cary R. Brick, Retired U.S. Congressional Staff; Adjunct Professor of Government and History
Donna de Varona, TV Sports Commentator; Olympic Swimming Champion; Select Director of the Board, U.S. Soccer Foundation
Jean Picker Firstenberg, President Emerita, American Film Institute
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research Harvard University
Dana Gioia, Poet and Past Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Jessica Helfand, Graphic Designer; Author; Senior Critic, Yale School of Art; Partner, Winterhouse Studio
Janet Klug, Philatelist; Author; Retired
Eric Madsen, Graphic Designer & Fine Artist
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