PGSF Adds New Board Members

At its October board meeting, the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) elected several new members and re-elected existing members to additional terms. The PGSF Board directs an endowed fund of just under $10 million that is dedicated toward encouraging young people to consider the graphics field as a career and then assisting in their education process to facilitate that end.

Nominated for new three-year terms on the board were:
-Helene Blanchette, Xerox
-Chris Curran, NAPCO Media
-Brian Regan, Semper International
-Stephen Richards, RNSI
-Ed Young, Heidelberg

Nominated for additional three-year terms were:
–Bill Michael, Cisco
–Ron Rose, Nova Pressroom Products
–Joe Schember, Mohawk Papers
–Rod Sosa, Fres-co Systems USA
–Ted Straus, Suttle-Straus
–Matt Vertrees, Olympus Press
–Niels Winther, Think Patented
–Jeff White, EFI
–Doug Yeager, Alcom Printing

These directors, along with the rest of the board, bring a diverse cross-section of industry experience to leading PGSF and maintaining relevance in a changing industry and educational environment. 

PGSF recently released new career materials that have been widely praised throughout the industry. Attracting youth, training new employees and replacing current workforce losses are major issues for companies of all sizes across the country. The Foundation is actively addressing these issues and providing tools for companies to enhance their own efforts in this area.

For information on how you or your organization can contribute to the future of the graphic arts industry, please contact John Berthelsen at or visit the site at
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