Troy Nix is the founder, president and CEO of First Resource, Inc. – the only association management company focused exclusively on providing value to America’s manufacturers. A 20-year veteran of the manufacturing sector, Nix is a military veteran and proud graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management. Prior to his experience in manufacturing association management, he worked in economic development, specifically focused on developing the plastics industry in Indiana, and as Department Manager at Mobil Oil.
Director of Environmental, Health and Safety Affairs, Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association
Gary A. Jones is the director of environmental, health and safety (EHS) affairs at the Specialty Graphic and Imaging Association 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.
Intergalactic Ambassador to The Printerverse, Print Media Centr
Deborah Corn is the Intergalactic Ambassador to The Printerverse at Print Media Centr, a Print Buyerologist™, industry speaker and blogger, host of Podcasts from The Printerverse, host of #PrintChat every Wednesday at 4PM ET on Twitter, founder of International Print Day, creator of #ProjectPeacock, cultivator of the Print Production Professionals Group – the #1 print-related group on LinkedIn, and Head Girl in Charge (H.G.I.C.) at GirlsWhoPrint.net / Girls Who Print LinkedIn Group.
Jeff Peterson is the Executive Director of the Foil & Specialty Effects Association and Managing Editor of PostPress Magazine, a quarterly publication covering graphic finishing and bindery techniques, including foil stamping, embossing, die cutting, UV coating, perfect and mechanical binding, folding, and more.
Partner and Director of Manufacturing, Mueller Prost
Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP is a partner and director of manufacturing, distribution and plastics industry services at Mueller Prost. Devereux’s primary focus is on tax incentives for the manufacturing sector. Mueller Prost’s Tax Incentives Group is nationally recognized and has assisted hundreds of manufacturers capture these benefits. Mike regularly speaks at manufacturing tradeshows and events, and he writes regularly on tax topics relevant to the manufacturing sector.
With nearly 20 years of marketing communications experience under her belt, Shelly Otenbaker has the experience, knowledge and determination to help companies develop and implement strategic communications strategies focused on improving their businesses bottom line.
Passionate about driving results, she takes a strategic approach to partnering with clients to determine what differentiates them from the competitor, developing impactful messages and determining the right tools to deliver those messages to key audiences.