From the President & CEO

The Georgia Labor Market & Finding Workers

Q1 2024

When I’m out visiting printers across the state of Georgia, owners want to know what concerns I’m hearing from other PIAG members. For the past few years, my answer has been “The two Ps – paper and people.” 

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Our Top Accomplishments for You This Year

Q4 2023

Even though Halloween was a few weeks ago, I’m re-reading one of my favorite books titled White House Ghosts. It’s not actually a ghost story, but a non-fiction work about presidential speechwriters in the second half of the 20th century. 

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Celebrating Our Journeys to Success

Q3 2023

Dwight Eisenhower once said: “Accomplishments will prove to be a journey, not a destination.” I was fortunate to be able to congratulate dozens of PIAG members on their successful journeys in innovation and creativity at the imPRESS Celebration of Print on August 10.

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Leading New Talent to Print

Q2 2023

It’s estimated that Generation Z, people born between 1997 and 2012, will make up more than a quarter of the U.S. workforce by 2025. That means there’s a chance at least one of your employees was born after 9/11. 

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Be Quick But Don't Hurry

Q1 2023

Back when I first started my career managing industry associations, my boss introduced me to a book which I have revisited a lot over the past 20 years. Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization is by legendary college basketball coach John Wooden who led the UCLA Bruins to ten NCAA championships.

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What I've Learned About the Print Industry (So Far)

Q4 2022

It’s hard for me to believe, but I’m wrapping up my second year as President. That said, I realize there’s still a lot to learn about print. It’s fair to call me an outsider as I have worked my entire career in non-profit management. 

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Building a New Roadmap

Q3 2022

It’s funny how the universe works sometimes. The PIAG Board of Directors recently decided to make an investment for the future by partnering with a local consulting firm for strategic planning. 

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Spending a Day with Gen Z

Q2 2022

I recently got to spend a day with about a dozen members of Generation Z. It was during the SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership & Skills Conference where the PIAG Educational Foundation led three student competitions for Graphic Communications, Screen Printing and Advertising Design.

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All Politics is Local

Q1 2022

A few days before Christmas, Johnny Isakson passed away just nine days short of his 77th birthday. Our former U.S. Senator was a strong advocate for Georgia and Georgians, and PIAG was saddened to hear about his passing.

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Q4 2021

When our oldest daughter turned seven, my wife and I took her and her younger sister to Disney World. It was two years ago; the autumn before the pandemic began. At the end of each day, we all stumbled to the parking lot tram for a free ride back to our car. 

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Feedback is a Gift

Q3 2021

Feedback is a gift, so for those of you who took a few minutes to complete the recent member survey, please consider this my thank you note. You have given leadership new input on what’s working well and where there is opportunity for improvement.

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