Alliance Speakers Bureau

PRINTING United Alliance employees are renowned industry veterans who are frequently asked to speak at conferences and events around the world as it pertains to each of their respective subject matter expertise.

PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States.

The association provides the industry with unparalleled access to preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. These resources are led by some of the foremost subject matter experts and leaders in the industry, many of whom are PRINTING United Alliance employees.

Many of our employees are renowned industry veterans who are frequently asked to speak at conferences and events around the world, as it pertains to each of their respective subject matter expertise. We invite you to read on to meet our experts, the respective topics to which they frequently speak, and learn how you can secure one of these experts for your upcoming event.

Request a Speaker

To request a PRINTING United Alliance speaker for your event, please fill out the form below. Our thought leaders are available to speak at your industry event or conference at a standard rate, plus travel and expenses. Please note that the same fee applies for in-person or online events. Speaking fees are $2000 per session. All speaking fees contribute to the long-term education, training, and programs supported by the Alliance to further the advancement of the printing industry.

Consultative services are also available upon request. Please reach out to for further information. Note that projects must be pre-approved with completed projected estimation of project scope and fees.

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Government Affairs

Adriane Harrison Vice President, Human Relations Consulting

Adriane Harrison is the Vice President of Human Relations Consulting at PRINTING United Alliance. With a background in law, business, and non-profit sectors, Adriane brings a wealth of knowledge to address issues across all aspects of human resources. Adriane is a relatable speaker that uses interactive techniques to provide understandable strategies for HR success. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Journalism), and DePaul University College of Law.

Speaking Topics:

  • How to Manage a Multi-generational Workforce
  • Employee Engagement
  • Managing Legal and Illegal Drugs in the Workplace
  • Telling Your Story – Marketing for Recruitment
  • Creating a Flexible Workplace
  • Recruiting and Retaining a Modern Workforce
  • How to be a Best Workplace in the Printing Industry
  • Current HR Issues
Gary Jones Vice President of Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs

Gary A. Jones is the Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Affairs at PRINTING United Alliance in Fairfax, VA. His primary responsibility is to monitor and analyze EHS regulatory activities at all domestic and some international government levels. He provides representation on behalf of the printing and specialty graphic imaging industry. Mr. Jones works closely with the federal and state-level Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other agencies. He also provides membership assistance on EHS compliance and sustainability programs through a variety of approaches including responding to inquiries, presentations, writing, and consulting services.

He holds a BS in biology from LaRoche College and an MS in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.

Speaking Topics:

  • Regulatory compliance and sustainability
  • Webinars on a wide variety of EHS related topics
  • Customized seminars and workshops, including: Compliance Today, Beyond Compliance Tomorrow, OSHA Compliance Essentials, and Hazardous Waste Boot Camp
  • Two-day workshops Environmental Compliance for Printers and OSHA Compliance for Printing
Sara Osorio Environmental, Health and Safety Affairs Coordinator

Sara Osorio is the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Affairs Coordinator at PRINTING United Alliance. Her primary responsibility is to assist members with EHS regulatory compliance, sustainability, and EHS consulting. Sara also monitors the EHS regulatory activities at the federal and state-level that impact the printing industry including those occurring at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and other agencies. She develops guidance material for members, gives presentations, and writes articles on EHS regulations and sustainability issues. She also supports the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership and Alliance members in their efforts to certify printing operations in sustainable manufacturing.

Sara received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Florida International University and is pursuing and Master of Science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.

Speaking Topics:

  • Regulatory compliance and sustainability
  • Webinars on a wide variety of EHS related topics
  • Customized seminars and workshops
  • Employee training on safety and environmental compliance
Stephanie Buka Government Affairs Coordinator

Stephanie Buka is the Government Affairs Coordinator for PRINTING United Alliance. In this role, she supports Ford Bowers, CEO, the Government Affairs team, and coordinates efforts with lobbying firm, ACG Advocacy. She manages all aspects of grassroots advocacy campaigns, including facilitating timely call-to-action alerts and updates to The Advocacy Center on key federal and state legislative issues. As a member of the Office of Corporate Communications, Buka manages the content and audience building responsibilities for the Government Affairs team. She is also responsible for the administration of the Alliance's political action committee, PrintPAC.

Prior to joining the Alliance, Buka served as a senior legislative researcher, and later as a constituent services coordinator, for the 15-member legislative body representing 1.3 million residents of Allegheny County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition to drafting legislation and addressing constituent concerns, Buka cultivated strong relationships with appointed and elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels of government.

Buka holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). She also earned a master's degree in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, along with a Certificate in Forensic Science and Law from Duquesne University.


Andrew D. Paparozzi Chief Economist

Andrew D. Paparozzi is Chief Economist at PRINTING United Alliance. His responsibilities include analyzing and reporting on the printing industry’s performance and prospects. His primary responsibility, however, is being an observer of the industry, listening carefully to the issues and concerns of company owners, executives, and managers.

Paparozzi’s work at PRINTING United Alliance includes the COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research series, the Growth Strategies and Capital Investment Report, the Printing Industry Markets and Products Report, and Economy Watch. He is a regular speaker at printing industry conferences and a regular contributor to the industry trade press.

Paparozzi joined PRINTING United Alliance in July 2018. Previously, he worked 31 years at the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), where he developed the Association’s State of the Industry Series, Capital Investment Report, and Compensation Series.

Speaking Topics:

  • Printing industry economic performance and outlook.
  • Critical printing industry trends and how to make those trends an opportunity rather than a threat.
  • Outlook for the American economy and what it will mean for the printing industry.
Cory Francer Analyst, NAPCO Research

Cory Francer is an analyst for NAPCO Research, joining the team after serving as editor-in-chief of Packaging Impressions for seven years. Cory brings a depth of label and packaging industry knowledge to the research team, having led the publication’s coverage of the label, folding carton, flexible packaging, and corrugated segments. With a firm grasp of the digital and conventional printing and production technologies and trends impacting packaging, Cory has presented at several leading industry events including the Digital Packaging Summit, PRINTING United, and Labelexpo.

Speaking Topics:

  • Exploring Emerging Packaging Opportunities
  • Digital Production Technology and the Future of Packaging
  • The Importance of Efficiency and Automation
  • Maximizing Digital and Conventional Capabilities
Lisa Cross Principal Analyst, NAPCO Media

Lisa Cross is the principal analyst of NAPCO Research where she conducts market research and analysis on emerging trends, business development strategies, and changing dynamics in the commercial printing, in-plant and packaging industries, and the market forces that are driving those changes. With decades of experience monitoring, researching, surveying, and reporting on the graphic arts and marketing industries, she works with customers to use research to solve business challenges, enhance customer engagement, and identify market opportunities.

Speaking Topics:

  • Industry, business, and technology trends in commercial printing, packaging, and sign and display graphics markets.
  • Marketing and sales strategies driving growth
  • Print’s role in the new media mix
  • Trends and influencers in key markets that the buy printing and packaging
  • Enhancing the value of print with value added services


Joe Marin Senior Vice President, Member Services

Joe Marin is Senior Vice President, Member Services at PRINTING United Alliance and is passionate about helping people learn, advance, and grow. Joe manages member services for the association that encompasses industry awards, human resources support EHS resources, and the iLEARNING+ eLearning platform—the industry’s go-to resource for online education. Joe has spent most of his career in the printing industry and is one of the leading voices on digital technologies. He speaks at major industry trade shows and conferences on topics related to succeeding in a digital print environment. While managing association member services is his primary job function during the week, Joe can be found racing at autocross events or classic car shows on weekends.

Speaking Topics:

  • The WOW Factor—Digital Embellishment Effects, Techniques, and Best Practices
  • Top 10 Adobe CC Quick Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier—for Designers and Digital Press Operators
  • Designing for Digital Printing: The Best Tips and Tricks
  • Soft Proofing: See What You’ve Been Missing!
Ray Weiss VP, eLearning & Certifications

Ray Weiss began his career in printing after an eight-year stint in the US Air Force military police. Ray joined a DC nonprofit in the typesetting department, which led to his own prepress and design firm in downtown DC and later a printing operation in MD. Ray then went into wide format inkjet sales, service, and support with customers from PA to VA. Ray joined SGIA (now PRINTING United Alliance) in 2014 and is the project manager for the PDAA and Digital Color Professional Certification programs. Ray speaks at industry conferences and events, including Digital Textile Printing, Digital Print for Packaging, PICA’s Fall meeting, AICC Digital Seminar, GPI Meeting, Textile World USA, Wide-Format Exchange, and the Wide Format 101 event at PRINTING United.

Speaking Topics:

  • Wide Format Digital Printing (101 level overview—process, equipment, materials)
  • Color Management strategies and targets
  • How to get the best spot color from a digital printer
  • Color Measurement Devices
  • Digital Inkjet Profiling for all applications
  • Color Management Process Control and Verification
  • Digital Textile printing
  • Color Management Across Platforms

Brands and Editorial

Bob Neubauer Editor-in-Chief, In-plant Impressions magazine

Bob Neubauer is the chief editor and content director of In-plant Impressions. He conducts market research, leads webinars, produces a biweekly eNewsletter and writes and edits articles for the magazine and website. He has served as editor since October 1994, following a three-year stint as managing editor of Printing Impressions. Before that, he was a reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer, and also a freelance travel writer for the Inquirer, the L.A. Times, the San Francisco Examiner and other newspapers. His book, "Two Wheels and a Map," chronicles his solo bicycle ride down the East Coast, from Maine to Florida. Bob is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences, and has visited about 170 in-plant operations to keep abreast of managers’ concerns. Bob has coordinated numerous conferences and seminars for in-plants and has given scores of presentations to in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Speaking Topics:

  • Trends in the in-plant industry
  • Wide-format installations and applications at in-plants
  • Production inkjet adoption in the in-plant industry
  • In-plant justification
  • Value-added services for in-plants
Denise M. Gustavson Editorial Director, NAPCO Media

With more than 20 years of experience in the visual communication markets, Gustavson has in-depth knowledge of the issues, challenges and technologies of the wide-format/sign and graphics industry.

Speaking Topics:

  • Trends in the wide-format / sign and graphics market
  • New wide-format applications
  • New wide-format profit / revenue streams
  • Wide-format graphics trends in industry verticals (i.e. retail, hospitality, food and bev, etc.)
Jen DiPasquale President & Co-founder, Women in Retail and Total Retail

Jennifer DiPasquale is the president and co-founder of Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) and Total Retail. She is a seasoned B-to-B media executive with more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry. Jen launched the Women in Retail Leadership Circle, an exclusive community of women executives at leading retailers and brands, whose mission is to foster leadership development for executive women in retail by providing an unparalleled mix of events, content, and elite connections. Under Jen’s leadership, WIRLC has realized triple-digit growth over the past five years. Jen is the recipient of the esteemed Women in Publishing Award for Entrepreneurs.

Jen has also launched a series of events in the retail industry, including marquis events such as the Women in Retail Leadership Summit and Total Retail Tech. She is the conduit between leading retailers and technology solution and service providers.

Speaking Topics:

  • Leadership Development
  • Executive Professional Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Retail Strategy
Linda Casey Editor-in-Chief, Packaging Impressions and Senior Content Editor, BRAND United

Linda Casey is the editor-in-chief of Packaging Impressions and senior content editor at BRAND United for NAPCO Media, joining the team after serving as editor-in-chief of BXP: Brand Experience magazine. Linda’s comprehensive and innovative multimedia editorial helps readers realize real business results. Her scope of work includes a range of branding, marketing, business, and printing and converting topics, including package printing, brand design, commercial printing, converting and strategic omnichannel marketing. Linda’s other passion, communications, also encompassed relative roles at a multitude of print publications, including Package Design, Converting, Instant & Small Commercial Printer, High Volume Printing, and Packaging Digest.

Speaking Topics:

  • Brand design and strategy
  • Customer journey mapping
  • Design thinking and effectiveness
  • Iterative design strategies
  • Marketing strategy
  • Package design, printing and converting
  • Prototyping
  • Shopper experience
Lisbeth Lyons Director, Women in Print Alliance

Lisbeth became the first-ever Director of Women in Print Alliance in December 2022, following more than 20 years of representing the voice of business and industry on Capitol Hill – including 15 years focused on the print, postal, and packaging sectors – as a federally registered lobbyist. In her current role, Lisbeth directs strategic industry initiatives designed to attract, retain, advance, and advocate for women in the printing industry through education, personal and professional development, networking, and community building. Lisbeth holds a B.A. from DePauw University and a professional graduate certificate from The George Washington University School of Political Management. She is often a featured speaker at premiere industry events.

Speaking Topics:

  • Industry initiatives to attract, retain, and advance women in the printing industry
  • Advocacy on public policy related to women the workplace
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the printing industry
  • Engaging company stakeholders to build community and political capital
  • Role of women in government affairs and industry trade associations
Mark Michelson Editor-in-Chief, Printing Impressions magazine

Mark Michelson has served as editor-in-chief of Printing Impressions since 1985. He received the Tom McMillan Award for graphic arts industry journalistic excellence in 2004 and is an inductee into the NAPL (now Idealliance) Soderstrom Society and the PIA Ben Franklin Honor Society.

Printing Impressions has also received numerous APEX Awards for Publication Excellence over the years, and Michelson is responsible for establishing the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame, the annual Printing Impressions 400 ranking of the top printers, and the Gold Ink Awards printing contest. He also plays a key role in the annual Inkjet Summit.

Speaking Topics:

  • Commercial printing industry trends
  • Inkjet printing
  • Convergence in the printing industry


Jordan Gorski Executive Director

Jordan Gorski is an Idealliance certified G7 Expert, CMP Master, and BrandQ Expert and supports the global printing and packaging supply chain through his work with Idealliance as Executive Director. He has over 15 years of experience in the industry, starting in pre-media and data-driven marketing and technical service, along with experience as a technical advisor and product manager in the flexographic printing and packaging industry, where he offered his professional expertise to printers, publishers, packaging printers and converters.

Jordan has a degree in Graphic Communications from Clemson University and joined Idealliance in 2017. Since joining Idealliance, Jordan has worked across the association to support training & certification programs, global partners and international affiliates, and serves as the staff liaison for ISO’s Technical Committee 130, Committee for Graphic Arts Technical Standards (CGATS), U.S. Technical Advisory Group (USTAG), the International Color Consortium (ICC) and Idealliance’s Print Properties Committee (PPC), driving global standards and innovation across the supply chain with Idealliance as part of PRINTING United Alliance.

More Questions?

Please contact Amanda Kliegl, VP of Public Relations, by email or phone 407-346-9800.