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Diane Koch Receives Edwin S. Wise Award

Monday, November 24, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

November 24, 2003 -- Diane Koch, Director, Member Services at GATF/PIA, Alexandria, VA, has been named recipient of the annual Edwin S. Wise Award for contributions to graphic arts education. The award, given by the Graphic Arts Sales Foundation (GASF), West Chester, PA, is conferred upon the individual who has made significant contributions to employee and customer education. The Edwin S. Wise Award is named after a leading Southeast advertising agency executive, well known for his investment in employee and customer education. “Diane has made a unique and sustained contribution to graphic arts education for three decades,” said Frank Rosenberg, chairman of the GASF board. “She has influenced the careers of hundreds, if not thousands, of industry executives and practitioners through her administration of PIA’s Leadership Institute (formerly Executive Development Program), PIA’s Presidents Conference, Print Executives Network (PEN), and other programs.” Diane joined PIA in 1987 and has been involved with many programs, among them is the virtual Learning Center on GAIN and the Ash Khan Society, a honorary society that recognizes long-term contributions to the printing industry. Diane is earning her master’s degree from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. The Edwin S. Wise Award was presented to Diane on November 18 at GATF/PIA by Dick Gorelick, president and Judy Miller, administrator, of GASF. Previous winners of the award, initiated in 1987, include: Prof. Philip Ruggles, California Polytechnic State University Dr. J. Michael Adams, president, Fairleigh Dickinson University The late Jim Wilkens, senior vice president of PIA and director of marketing and trade relations, Eastman Kodak Co. Dr. Page Crouch, Clemson University Don Sundquist, former governor of Tennessee




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