Anil Kumar is an economic policy advisor and senior economist in the regional group of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Kumar joined the Dallas Fed in 2004. Additionally, he is also an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Southern Methodist University (SMU). His research focuses on estimation of economic effects of policies and programs (such as taxes, pensions, and Social Security) on the labor market and household finances. His research has been published or is forthcoming in several peer-reviewed economics journals, including the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Public Economics, National Tax Journal, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Urban Economics, among others. He also writes regularly for the Dallas Fed's publications, Southwest Economy and Economic Letter. Before joining the Bank, Kumar worked in various positions in the civil service in India as a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). He obtained a PhD in economics and MS in applied statistics from Syracuse University, New York, in 2004. He also has a BA in economics from University of Delhi and a management degree from University of Bombay, India.
Ford Bowers is president and CEO of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). With SGIA’s recent acquisition of NAPCO Media LLC, he now oversees the overall operation of both companies. Ford entered the printing industry in 2006 as an account manager for Miller Zell, a leading retail/POP print and service provider in Atlanta. He became the vice president and general manager of the Graphic Center at Miller Zell in 2008, leading the company through the transition from analog (screen and litho) to mostly digital print production. In January of 2016, he became the president and CEO of SGIA, where he continues to further SGIA’s initiative of providing unparalleled education, events, research and development across all printing communities.
Leo Raymond is Managing Director of Mailers Hub, an information resource for mailing service providers and other companies in the mailing community, and has five decades' experience in postal affairs and related mailing issues.
He formerly was Director, Postal and Member Engagement, for Idealliance, based in Alexandria, Virginia. Before that, he was VP for Postal and Member Relations for legacy Epicomm and its predecessor associations. In those positions, he served the associations’ members nationwide regarding general postal questions, mailing problems, and related government issues, and supported the associations’ chapter- and conference-based educational programs.
Leo joined then-MFSA in March 2003 upon his retirement from a career with the US Postal Service that spanned over 35 years.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from North Adams (MA) State College and has studied at the Darden Graduate School of the University of Virginia. Leo and his family live in Northern Virginia.
Marc McCrery was named acting vice president, Mail Entry and Payment Technology, in January 2019. In this role, he is responsible for leading the Postal Service’s mail preparation and payment support to commercial customers, and continuing the transformation of our commercial mailing and shipping channels.
Previously, McCrery served as director of Delivery and Retail Technology and director of Brand Shipping. He has held various management positions in Brand Marketing, New Products and Innovation and Operations Integration and Support. In 2003, he served his first executive assignment as manager, Business Mailer Support. He began his career in 1990 as a professional specialist trainee in Des Moines, Iowa.
Marc represented the Postal Service™ as a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Fellow in 2008-2009, where he earned a master's degree in business administration. Upon completion of the program, he served as acting senior vice president of Strategy and Transition. Marc also holds an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
MCS, Inc designs, manufactures, sells and supports inkjet imaging systems and inserter matching systems for the mailing industry. They have been in business since 1989 and sold over 2,000 systems to companies in the mailing and marketing industries across North America.
MCS inkjets and matching systems – both hardware and software – are developed in-house by their own team of engineers. The ability to provide customers with an integrated solution – entirely from one company – gives them a unique advantage in providing ownership and accountability for the solutions they provide.
Growing up in a family printing business laid the foundation for a life dedicated to serving people and solving problems. Glen would rotate thru the departments pre-press, press, bindery, estimating, procurement, and personnel. Then when growth demanded it – back thru the departments again. This foundation served him well when working for Fortune 500 companies like Walt Disney World and Adelphia Communications. Seeing the market place changing, Glen recently returned to college and completed 2 degrees. He continues to challenge himself by working with 3 volunteer organizations – Promise Keepers, Joshua Revolution and Kingdom Bound. Noting that being a leader is different than having a Leadership position and the best way to grow as a leader is through volunteering.