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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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MICHAEL D. MASTERSON ASPP NATIONAL PRESIDENT

DEAR PICTURE PROS, When the ASPP revised and updated our bylaws last year, we fine-tuned a provision that had been in place for decades but never implemented: the Honorary Trustees of the Society. The bylaws steering committee saw this as an excellent time to finally create this body of advisors to help steer and guide the organization’s strategic goals. We wanted to include members from many areas in our industry to give us a nuanced approach. It made sense to have Cathy Sachs, our previous executive director, helm the board itself as well as the search committee for other Trustees. Cathy led the ASPP from 1995–2010 and was given its highest honor, the Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year Award, for her long service to the association and its members. Cathy has 35 years of varied experience in the industry, including managing the Woodfin Camp agency, working for a National Geographic photographer and Time Life Books, speaking and moderating at countless events, acting on the advisory board of the YPA, and conducting portfolio reviews. And she’s been instrumental in helping “curate” the board of trustees. One of the first individuals who accepted our invitation was Helena Zinkham. For nearly 30 years, Helena has helped shape collections and programs in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, where she is currently Chief of the division. Before joining the Library, Helena worked with picture collections in local historical societies and wrote A Guide to Print, Photograph, Architecture & Ephemera Collections at the New York Historical Society (New York, The Society, 1998) as well as essays on visual literacy relating to archival care and management. In recognition of her contributions to research collection description and access, Helena was elected a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 2008. We were delighted when Andrew Fingerman, CEO of PhotoShelter, agreed to join us, too. PhotoShelter is a worldwide leader in portfolio websites, online archiving, and business tools for professional photographers. Prior to this role, Andrew led marketing at PhotoShelter, where he pioneered the company’s photographer education programs that provide invaluable guides, tools, and resources to help independent photographers and small agencies grow their business. Andrew also worked as a product manager for American Express and in other marketing

and strategy roles before joining PhotoShelter. Besides holding an MBA from Columbia University, Andrew is an avid shooter himself, something to which his oft-photographed two children will attest! According to the bylaws, the immediate past national president is invited to become a Trustee with others selected and approved by the National Board. That honor goes to my predecessor Amy Wrynn who provides another perspective through her publishing experience. She’s worked with photography and art for the last 25 years and has just taken a new role as Director of Photo Research and Permissions at Jones & Bartlett Learning. She was previously the Director of Image Supplier Management at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Although most of her career has been in educational publishing, she was also an ad agency art buyer. Amy served as co-president of the ASPP New England Chapter as well as national president. We’ve rounded out our board with Christopher S. Reed, Senior Advisor for Policy & Special Projects, Office of the Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office, a position he was appointed to in January 2012. In his role there, Chris advises the Register of Copyrights on issues relating to copyright law and policy, technology, and the Office’s registration and recordation systems. Before his current job, Chris served as an attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, focusing on the entertainment and media industries. He was actively involved in the proposed Google Book Search Settlement Agreement and helped prepare the government’s two filings in the case. Chris holds a J.D. and LL.M. (intellectual property) from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and brings a sharp legal eye to our team. As you can see, we clearly have an incredibly diverse and talented board to help us with long-term goals and strategies. Both Cathy and I are looking forward to joining forces with our Trustees to make the ASPP the best it can be going forward. Thanks to all of them for stepping up, and stay tuned. ✹ MICHAEL michaeldmasterson@gmail.com 5

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Issue 4, 2012: ASPP's The Picture Professional Magazine  
Issue 4, 2012: ASPP's The Picture Professional Magazine  

The American Society of Picture Professionals is pleased to present the digital version of our quarterly publication, sponsored by Corbis Im...