2017-18 Board of Directors & Officers
(all officers are members of the Executive Committee)
Bob Runke, Chairman
Mark Ethier, Vice Chairman
Brad Darooge, Immediate Past Chairman
Jim Feinson, VP Secretary
Dave Johnson, Treasurer
Chris Pickering, VP Membership
Harriet Carter Gifts
Uno Alla Volta
Ross-Simons / Luxury Brands
Oriental Trading Company
Northern Safety Co.
Barbara de la Riva
Great American Business Products
Stephen R. Lett
ACMA Staff Bios
Hamilton Davison, President & Executive Director
Hamilton Davison is the President & Executive Director of the American Catalog Mailers Association (ACMA), a group he co-founded after catalog mailers were hit with huge postage increases in 2007. Since then, Davison’s actions with ACMA have led to far more moderate postage for catalogs. He works closely with the U.S. Postal Service and Postal Regulatory Commission to educate and inform officials about the catalog business model, incentives for greater mail volume, and the role of catalogs in shaping consumer perceptions of mail.
Throughout his tenure at the helm at ACMA, Mr. Davison has driven testimony before a variety of government bodies including Congress and filed numerous briefs on postal, tax and privacy matters on behalf of the catalog industry. Davison has testified before House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees, and before a Presidential Commission on the US Postal Service. He has made numerous lobbying visits to both sides of the aisle and both houses of Congress.
A serial entrepreneur and former private equity CEO, Davison has had a long history of involvement with industry trade associations, serving in various leadership roles including heading up postal policy committees, as a director, executive committee member and as chairman.
Davison’s involvement in postal affairs dates back nearly two decades. He organized a summit with then-PMG Marvin Runyon and major industry CEOs. At the invitation of the Deputy Postmaster General, Davison participated in a Mailing Industry Task Force Steering Committee charged with outlining ideas for future postal relevancy and success to the USPS Board of Governors. He was one of a group of eight CEOs who advised the Postmaster General during the Anthrax crisis and on responding to the challenges post-September 11. He was a founding member of the Mailing Industry CEO Council and served as its Secretary & Treasurer from 2002-2006. Davison also championed and sold the Forever Stamp to many in the mailing industry, including proposing it to the Chairman of the Board of Governors
Davison now sits on the board of directors for the Association for Postal Commerce (PostCom) and is an active participant in the Postmaster General’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), both organizations of which ACMA is an association member.
Davison has consulted in a wide number of industries and held executive and operating positions in manufacturing, distribution and consumer goods companies, including founding a retail chain and turning around then scaling a publishing company. He serves as a director for a public company, sits on an investor advisory committee for a private equity firm, and is involved in a variety of charitable and nonprofit boards and committees.
Paul Miller, Vice President & Deputy Director
Named Vice President & Deputy Director in January 2010, Miller came to the ACMA following a lengthy career of more than two decades following the catalog/multichannel/e-commerce/retail businesses. Reporting to ACMA president & executive director Hamilton Davison, Miller oversees marketing and communications, membership development, and organizes and oversees ACMA’s National Catalog Forum, while working with Davison on most of ACMA’s postal-related efforts.
Miller started his career as a reporter with Catalog Showroom Business, following a form of retailing that was led by the likes of the Service Merchandise and Best Products retail chains.
After several years of editor/reporter roles with business magazines that followed the toy and gift industries, Miller was named associate editor of Catalog Age magazine (now Multichannel Merchant) in 1986. He rose up the ranks at Catalog Age over the next 18 years to be the magazine’s senior news editor.
Beginning in the late ’80s, Miller became Catalog Age’s postal beat reporter, where he’d follow key postal events and pull out the key catalog mail-related issues for readers. During that time, he attended many Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meetings and National Postal forums.
After leaving Catalog Age in 2004, Miller consulted with several catalogers and multichannel suppliers for a time, he was named news/website editor at Commercial Property News. Less than a year later, he was asked to take the reigns at Catalog Success (now All About ROI) where he served as editor-in- chief from 2006 till the end of 2009.
Lynn Noble, Vice President, Industry Relations
Lynn Noble is ACMA’s Vice President, Industry Relations, having joined the ACMA in May 2015, following an extensive direct marketing career in private industry as well as the US Postal Service. He is responsible for leading the membership development efforts for the ACMA through new member acquisitions and providing enhanced member value.
Throughout his career, Lynn has held key marketing & sales positions with several leading direct marketers, as well as several high-level management positions with the US Postal Service.
In 2009, at the request of the ACMA, the US Postal Service initiated a new position of Catalog Manager to lead the Service’s efforts to stabilize and grow the catalog industry. Lynn returned to the USPS to lead those efforts and was instrumental to developing a stronger industry partnership between the Postal Service and the catalog industry. Serving as the product manager for catalogs, Lynn helped to raise the awareness of catalog-specific business challenges within the executive ranks of the USPS. During his tenure, the ACMA and catalog companies enjoyed a collaborative and progressive environment that produced more stabilized rates and inclusion in key USPS promotional opportunities.
Just prior to joining the ACMA Lynn was the USPS’s Manager, Strategic Account Operations, leading a team of senior sales professionals who focused exclusively in the Catalog, Mail Order, and E-commerce arena. In addition to his Postal positions, Lynn previously held key positions with leading direct marketing companies, including Cox Target Media, Market Logic, Catalina Marketing, Freesamples.com, and Advantage Direct.
Catherine Roden, Assistant Director
Named Assistant Director in August 2012, Catherine Roden is no stranger to the ACMA. She has been working with the ACMA on a part-time basis since 2008, working closely with President & Executive Director, Hamilton Davison and VP & Deputy Director Paul Miller, handling behind-the-scenes administration.
In her expanded, full-time role with the ACMA, Roden oversees membership database management, various administrative functions, coordination of events, research for the president, and assists with the ACMA’s annual National Catalog Forum.
Previously she worked for a variety of companies in administrative roles, handling front office, supervisory, human resources, and payroll functions. Most recently, as Executive Assistant to the Managing Partner for Providence, RI-based law firm, Duffy & Sweeney, Roden managed client billing, maintained the firm’s professional reference library, coordinated client meetings and events, and helped implement an electronic document management system.
Prior to her six years with Duffy & Sweeney, Roden served for four years under Davison as Executive Assistant for Pawtucket, RI-based Paramount Cards. There, she managed a myriad of administrative details for the executive team, ensuring that projects progressed and were completed on schedule.