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Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association Announces Change in Management, New Executive Director

SPRINGFIELD, MA—The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) recently chose
Massachusetts-based The Markens Group, Inc. (TMG) as its new full-service association management
firm. Donna Dunn, CAE, will serve as the association’s Executive Director.
An invaluable industry resource, FPPA advances the interests of the flexographic pre-press industry.
FFPA members include manufacturers of flexographic printing plates, suppliers of products or
services to platemakers, and affiliate companies that engage in pre-press activities as secondary
business initiatives. FPPA offers annual conferences, educational webinars, award programs, and
various other value-added resources that help members grow their businesses and increase
TMG is a boutique, full-service association management company located in Springfield, MA. With
experience managing other paper- and print-related industry associations—including the Paperboard
Packaging Council—TMG has the skills and strategic know-how to guide FPPA’s initiatives and drive
growth. Additionally, TMG is one of only approximately 80 companies in the world to have received
accreditation under the AMC Institute’s standard for outstanding association management.
“I’m thrilled to begin work for the association,” said Donna Dunn, FPPA’s new Executive Director.
“I’ve already begun to collaborate with the Board of Directors in order to lay the groundwork for
future membership growth, new and fresh conference programming, and more educational
opportunities for members.”
A Certified Association Executive, Dunn has more than 25 years of experience in association
management and leadership. Among other positions, Donna has served as the CEO of the Association
of YMCA Professionals, the Executive Director of the New England Golf Course Owners Association,
and the Executive Director of the American Agricultural Economics Association. Donna is also on the
Board of Directors of the New England Society of Association Executives.
For more information on FPPA, visit or call (413) 686-9187.
FPPA promotes high standards within the flexographic pre-press platemaking industry, providing leadership
through vision and direction, as well as comprehensive education to advance the best interests of the industry.
For more information, call 413.686.9187 or visit
Brian Westerlind
Assistant Executive Director
Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association

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